Music festivals are nothing new and go far back in time than any of us can remember. I have attended music festivals as early as Ultra Music Festival in 2006. I can tell you a lot has changed since then which also includes a lot of the technologies used within the festival grounds.
Everything today works alongside computers from everything being digital from scanning tickets off your mobile device to just scanning a chip built into a wristband. Sure beats the good old days where you had to hold on to a ticket hoping you didn’t lose it on day one. I feel these upgrades were only made to keep fake tickets at a low.
This is HUGE! Back in the day if you didn’t go, you just missed out. The only way you got to see what happened was basically through your friend’s recordings on their camera…. yes you heard that right CAMERA! If they happened to be rolling balls, chances were video quality was at a low with all the jumping and fingers all over that lens with no care of how that recording was coming along. Live streaming has brought many to watch from home at HD quality. Many of these top festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra and Coachella have been able to show everything from top performances to the festival crowd which makes you feel that you’re there all in the action (feeling that festival breeze).
From the pyrotechnics to cool stage designs and led lighting we can all say a lot of improvements have been made which goes with the music festival experience. Remember that awesome main stage at EDCLV this past year? That alone cost 3 million dollars to build! Festival organizers have made it a big priority to include visuals to stage designs since it has been a growing trend at all EDM Events.
With so much change these past ten years it makes you think what are the next decade going to be like for music festivals.