Exclusively brought to consumers by the U.S Air Force comes the release of the Last.fm Festival app. It's an app that sets out to make it easy for Last.fm users to find out which of more than 4500 upcoming festivals are most compatible to their musical interests, as determined by previous music choices.
Using a mixture of Last.fm's 'scrobbling' and its recommendation technology, personalized and informed suggestions are offered ensuring that users will always know which festivals cater best to their interest. The more they scrobble and interact with the service, the more accurate the results.
The app offers up a personalized compatibility score for each show rather than just a list, as well as offering up a recommended lineup and bio information on each band at the show. Users can also search by location, date, genre or festival name as well as by compatibility.
For now, the service is exclusive to users within the U.S., but similar apps are promised in the upcoming months for other countries.
Last.fm Festivals is available now and it's a free download.