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What's New at FestivalNet!

April 2019

New FN 'Web App'!

On mobile, you will now see "Install FN App" in My Account, to add FestivalNet to your home screen. Once installed, you can quickly access all your account features right from your home screen (Does not work on all devices yet).

Enhanced Event Details Layout:

We have improved the look and feel of our event details pages including increasing font size to improve readability, especially on mobile!

Automated Link Swap Program for Events:

Earn a free web link in exchange for linking to FestivalNet! Promoters: Learn More here.

March 2019

We want your Social Media Links!

Head over to My Account & add your social media links. They are not added to events and profiles yet, but will be soon!

September 2018

Website Traffic Averages Increased!

Our monthly traffic averages have been upped to 1,300,000+ visitors & 70+ million page views! Woo Hoo!

New Event Marketing Tool!

FestivalNet feels all fancy with the launch of our first infographic. Have a look at the new Featured Event and Call For Artist comparison page! Learn about our awesome and affordable event advertising options!

April 2018

Image Editing Capabilities!

You've asked, we've listened, you can now rotate or crop your images! When you upload photos to your profile, events, gallery or shop, you now have these options. And if a previously uploaded image needs adjusting, you can click 'change image' to make changes!

Larger Photos Side-Wide:

We have increased the sizes of all event images site-wide and profile images in our Festival Biz directory! Also, events with no uploaded photos have been assigned a default image.

"Until Full" Added to Deadline Search!

When you search by deadline in pro search, you will now see the option to include all events that are booking until they are full, enjoy!

February 2018

Messaging Members Has Gotten Easier.

Finding users to message from your FN community inbox has gotten way better! Check out the "find a user" button!

Level 2 Members!

We have improved functionality around MyList sorting and searching. Check it out at the top of your MyList.

January 2018

More Lodging Options in Pro Search!

You will now see a new lodging map at the bottom of full event details in Pro Search! Area Airbnb's, hostels, apartments, hotels and more are all a click away. There's also a link to Priceline options above the map. Happy Booking!

Improved Inbox!

Members: You will now see a bell at the top of the website and in your 'My Account' area that will take you to your inbox! Soon, you will also receive messages from us about your account here as well. Head over to your inbox and check out the improvements there.

Improved Access to My Account

Also at the top of the site, click the down arrow next to the bell, for direct links to pages in your 'My Account' area!

New Get Booked Button!

In Pro Search full details page, you will now see a "Get Booked" button near the Promoter's name. This new "One Click Connect" feature lets you easily send promoters your FestivalNet profile and a personal message, and/or learn how to apply to that event! (Note: 'Get Booked' has replaced the 'Send EPK' link).

Featured Items Get More Exposure!

Online sellers, when you Feature your item in our Marketplace, they will also appear under a new "Featured Items" tab in our Resources page! Get more bang for your buck. Feature your items in the add/edit item form in 'Manage My Shop'.

November 2017

Pro Search Improvement!

Members: We have improved the look of the various search menus in Pro Search database, have a look!

October 2017

Edit your Sublist!

Level 3 members, you now edit your custom sub list titles.

August 2017

Improved Export Tool!

For Level 3 members, you now can choose up to two additional event contacts for your file export. Happy Exporting!

Food Truck Category Added!

Calling all FestivalNet Food Truck Members, head over to 'modify profile' and opt in to your new category! While you're there, opt in to our Fest Biz Directory. That way promoters can find YOUR food truck for their event!

Our Sizzling Summer Contests!

Through the end of this month, there are two easy ways to win a cool $150 or $200 cash! No sweat, no strings and just a click away. Get in on it before it's gone by going here.

May 2017

New Site Look!

We've upgraded the look of our website with fresh colors and design, hope you like it!

New Handmade Percentage Filter:

In Pro Search, you can now search for shows based on their handmade-vendors percentage! Not all events in the database may have this info filled out yet, so be sure to search with and without this filter.

Doubled Affiliate Commission!

You can now earn $10 per new pro member you send our way! For details, check out our AWESOME FestivalNet Affiliate Program.

March 2017

More Photos!

We have increased the gallery limits for Levels 2 & 3 members! Level 2 members can now upload up to 30 images and Level 3 gives you 60 gallery images! Say Cheese!

Hide Event Option!

In your Pro Search results, there is now a 'hide' link allowing you to remove certain shows from all search results! This option is available to all members.

February 2017

Updated Security Measures!

We are now fully HTTPS site-wide, meeting Google's "HTTPS Everywhere" initiative. With our properly implemented site-wide security, this also provides the best possible experience for visitors and members.

December 2016

FestivalNet Flyer Redesigned!

On your Affiliate Tools page, there is a sweet new flyer for you to use when sharing FestivalNet with other vendors. When you click and print your flyer, your affiliate number is automatically embedded! To learn more about making money with our affiliate program, click here.

New Motel 6 Code!

Pro Members: We have a NEW Motel 6 code for your 10% off. Please click the Motel 6 image in 'My Account' for this important update!

October 2016

Set Reminders/Appointments when Booking Shows!

This Level 2 & 3 feature allows you to easily set appointments and reminders in your personal Google or Yahoo Calender. Keeps you on top of each next step in the booking process for all events you are working on.

August 2016

We have a new "Why Go Pro" Video!

And we think it's pretty cool, check it out on our membership info page.

Our web traffic spikes again!

FestivalNet now welcomes over 900k visitors monthly!

July 2016

Happy Birthday FestivalNet!

Where does the time go!? We opened our online doors 20 years ago! Woo Hoo!

More Options to Feature Items!

You can now feature your products and artwork to appear on the Marketplace homepage for 2 weeks for $5, 4 weeks for $8, or 12 weeks for $10. This is a great way to reach more buyers!

June 2016

We have a new Logo!

Thrilled to announce we have rolled out our new logo! It was time for a fresh new change, we hope you love it too.

Handmade Percentage Designation!

We are collecting a new event detail from promoters, how many exhibitors at their event will be handmade. For events that have updated this info, you will now see data explaining what percentage of the event is handmade or if it is 100% handmade only!

May 2016

Give your buyers options!

When you list your items in the FestivalNet Marketplace, you can now offer customizable options such as color, size, or any other types of choices related to your item.

February 2016

Find Lodging for Events!

When you view event listings on our site, you will now notice a new "find area lodging" graphic. With one click, you can peruse the best lodging deals near that event! With our new travel partner, Priceline, we save you time and money booking your travel online!

January 2016

Get Organized Track your Show Apps & Bookings!

New for Level 3, in addition to the recently added Custom Sublists, you will now find default options to track the booking status of each event in your My List! In Pro Search event listings, note these new check boxes: Applied, Confirmed/Money Sent, Event Full, Accepted, Needs Follow-up & Denied.

December 2015

Phone Number Shown in Profile.

We now display your phone number in your profile, but it is an optional selection that you control in Account Details. We no longer allow phone numbers in your company description field. If you want your phone number on display, make sure it is listed in your "Account Details" and you must be listed in the Festival Biz Directory. In Modify Profile, be sure to check 'yes' to be "Included In the Fest Biz Directory"!

Improvement to Printing Event Pages!

The page format for printing event pages in Pro Search has been modified and improved, check it out! Level 2 Pro members, we have also improved your "Print My List" experience.

Changes to managing your MyList.

Level 2 and 3 Pro Members, you now have new functions to manage events in your My List. For example, if you have events in your My List that have been removed from our database, you can now remove those with one click!

November 2015

New Calendar Designation!

For service providers, there is now a new calendar designation to explain your participation in events. When adding events to your FN Calendar from Pro Search, you will now see "providing services" as one of the participation options.

Free Pro membership for Advertisers!

When you spend $175 in advertising within 12 months, you will automatically be comped a free year of Level 1 Pro access! Head over to "event advertising" for all these options!

October 2015

How long have you been in the fest biz?

We now collect number of years in business on our members. At sign up, or the next time you modify your profile, you will be asked to select the number of years you have been working in the festival market. This helps us when we provide tech support and it will be a great thing to share in your FestivalNet Community profile.

May 2015

New Pro Member Bonus!

Everyone likes a discount, right? We are happy to announce a new lodging discount! Pro Members have long enjoyed their 10% discount with Motel 6, to help offset the cost of their membership. We have also partnered with Americas Best Value Inn. Along with your Motel 6 discount, Pro Members can now get 15% off thousands of ABVI locations! Check it out here!

Organize your MyList into Sub Lists!

You've asked for it, we've delivered! From Pro Search, Level 2 & 3 members will notice the new option by clicking the "My List" link within any event or in My Account. Adding and managing sub lists is available to Level 3 members.

Introducing "My Notepad"!

In addition to the notes option on individual events (now called Show Notes), we've now created General Notes. Create separate notes related to anything you want! Available for Level 2 & 3 Pro members, click "My Notepad" in "My Account" to add and manage your general notes and access all your events notes! Check it out!

March 2015

Google Maps Improved!

From our event pages, maps and directions are now working more succinctly to the event's address (as listed by the event sponsor), not just the zip code location.

February 2015

FAQ's got a Make Over!

Our FAQ page now allows you to search by keywords and tags! Check it out.

Vimeo Now Added!

In addition to YouTube, you can now embed your Vimeo videos to your profile. Pro members, add your videos here.

Improved the Deadline, Updates, and Call for Artists Emails/Web pages!

At the top of each page, Deadlines, Recent Updates, Call For Artists, you now have the ability to select your state or region! Hallelujah! To join any of these Newsletters, go to manage your e-lists in My Account.

December 2014

Event Street Address Added!

In Pro Search when you view full details, you will now see the street address under event location!

November 2014

New Pro Search Event Details.

We've added three new awesome details to the events in our database. Find out the specifics of how to apply, what the admission is if applicable, and what insurance the event requires.

October 2014

Introducing Awesome Profile Badges!

Our FN Community member profiles now have nifty new badges to highlight folks who are true Pros in the festival & events industry.

Click here to learn how you can amp up your business!

FestivalNet is more mobile friendly!

We've recently put some great efforts into making our website work better on your mobile device! Woo Hoo!

Map added to Full Details.

You'll now enjoy a little map that links to google directions at the bottom right corner of event full-detail pages.

September 2014

Call for Artists!

We now offer a Call for Artists Special Web Page and Email blast! To sign up for our Weekly Calls for Artists & Event Updates/Additions, visit Manage Your E-lists in 'My account.' If you do not have a FestivalNet account yet, please use the email sign up box at the top of this page! Promoters: Click to learn about this opportunity.

More musical genres!

We have added more choices to better define your musical acts! We went from 31 to 37 musical genres that events with entertainment can now choose from. Promoters, please take a look at these new genres and edit your event(s) accordingly.

Improved Search Engine Optimization!

We have enhanced all links and pages in the Marketplace to improve SEO (search engine optimization), so your products will receive better ranking in the search engines. We've changed all links in the Marketplace and in individual shops.

August 2014

"How to Apply" Details Now Available!

Promoters can now include "How to Apply" information for all vendor and entertainment submissions. Options include downloading applications directly from the event details page at, a link to the event's website or a 3rd party website/service or calling the promoter directly to request an application.

Promoter Images Improvement.

Your profile image and the event image (if you upload two different images) will now display when visitors click on your event image!

July 2014

Advertiser News!

We just hit a first ever mile stone of delivering on average over 1 million ad impressions per month for all our advertisers collectively. Check out our affordable advertising opportunities.

Search by talent level!

Musicians, in the entertainment box of Pro Search, there is a new drop down menu called Talent Level where you can select local, regional, national, etc. in order to pinpoint what the festival is seeking!

June 2014

Affiliate Tools Design!

Come on over to your Affiliate Tools page, we have improved the look and layout. All members now have an affiliate number and are qualified to earn commissions on new Pro member referrals.

April 2014

Changes to editing your profile.

All 'my account' add/modify forms have been updated. The profile, blog, gallery, applications/documents, songs & video forms have an updated cleaner look! Head over to 'my account' and take a look around.

March 2014

Another New My List Improvement!

Level 2 and 3 members, there are now a few more helpful ways for you to sort your My List events. Head on over to your My List and click the "Sort My List" drop down menu to check these new options out.

Pro Search Improvement.

All members will now notice a new city feature in Pro Search. Once you select a state and begin to enter a city, a drop down will display with city choices. Check it out!

February 2014

Level 2 Pro Members can now Search their MyList.

At the top of your MyList you will now see a search box allowing you to locate certain events by key word, city, and more. Enjoy!

Festival Images now in Pro Search.

Promoters, remember you can now upload individual images to accompany your listings for enhanced exposure throughout our web site. Event images now also appear in Pro Search!

January 2014

A new share bar on shop home pages.

In addition to the convenient share bar found with every Marketplace item, there is now a new share bar on all the shop's main pages. Just look for this share bar share bar throughout the Marketplace to quickly post stores and individual items to social network sites like Pinterest, Facebook, G+, Twitter, and more!

Note to Seller now included in Checkout.

Buyers can now type a note to sellers when they check out in the Marketplace. Let your customers know.

November 2013

Finally! You can filter performer pay in Pro Search.

In the Entertainment portion of Pro Search, members can now search by a pay range or find events that pay any amount. Keep in mind that many events have not entered their pay range, although they do actually pay. It is always smart to get in touch with each event to verify performer pay information.