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Dec 11, 2008

Revamped "Festival Preview" Serves Value-Minded Music Festival Attendees With Online Festival Guide for 2009

Revamped "Festival Preview" Serves Value-Minded Music Festival Attendees With Online Festival Guide for 2009

Top music festival directory and blog is updated with rich profiles of more than 1000 festivals, regional navigation and more; Publisher forecasts resilient festival market despite economic downturn.

Piedmont CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2008 -- Festival Preview has rolled out new capabilities to help festival-goers make the most of their entertainment dollars during tough economic times, according to Daniel Ruby, publisher of the comprehensive directory and group blog covering all music festivals in North America.

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 Smart festival managers are tightening their belts to ride out the economic storm. But the vast majority of festivals will come off as usual next year, though many can expect to see a modest drop-off in business.
"A big weekend of fun can be a great value, a small luxury to make up for other cutbacks at a time like this," Ruby said, explaining that a one-time ticket purchase covers three or four days of entertainment and as many as three dozen acts.

Local and regional festivals may be in the best position to benefit from this new environment. "As people cut back on travel, they will be looking more intensively in their own backyards," Ruby said. Festival Preview's guidebook-style festival listings, including lineups, amenities, special features, e-commerce links and more, was designed to be especially helpful to the festival-goer comparing a variety of live music events.

The freshly updated and revamped Festival Preview (http://www.festivalpreview.com) now lists more than 1000 music festivals, including almost 600 with confirmed dates for 2009 and many late-season festivals that have yet to announce. Each festival has a unique page with a detailed basic listing. Upgraded listings for top-tier and participating festivals include additional multimedia features.

The comprehensive database and rich detail pages are among the new features of Festival Preview that will appeal to budget-minded festival-goers seeking musical escape and adventure in leaner economic times. The site also introduced a geographical capability that allows users to access content by any of 19 North American regions in addition to five top-level music genre categories. The blog, directory and news aggregation functions of the site are integrated in a new, highly visual design and built on a robust publishing platform...

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