New Mobile App Connects Festival-Goers This Summer


FanMatch is a new mobile app helping like-minded music fans connect with other singles going to the same music festivals this year.

The Chicago-based app lets music fans search for others attending the same festivals as them, whether they are looking for friendship, dates or hookups.

When setting up their profiles, users select the festivals they are attending from a list, and add their relationship interests to their profile.

The app then connects people with mutual interests who are going to the same music events.

Users can chat to other singles for free on the app, but get a limited number of free daily chats with people they haven’t previously matched with.

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FanMatch monetises by offering unlimited chatting for $3.99 a week, $9.99 a month and $19.99 for three months.

Co-founder Ellona Ferson believes FanMatch fulfils a previously unaddressed need of modern festival-goers.

She said: “Until now, meeting new people at concerts has pretty much been left to chance in the beer line.

“Dating apps like Tinder aren’t wired to show you who else is attending specific events, or to make plans in advance. FanMatch is designed to do exactly that.

“We’re using mobile technology to enhance the social nature of music festivals and the people who attend them. Our hope is to turn festivals of strangers into playgrounds of friends.”

Ferson is also the creator of Lovendar, a Between-style mobile app for couples that lets them privately share information.

The app is currently available in beta on Apple and Android devices.

For more about the app, click here.

Danielle White

Danielle is a Junior Reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Reading, she has studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and has a passion for writing and reporting. She enjoys travelling and likes to spend her free time socialising with friends and attending music events.

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