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The World's First Music Festival Lifestyle Magazine Launches March 2019 to Help End the Opioid Crisis

Published:Tuesday | January 1, 2019 | 12:00 AM

FestWorld Magazine, the world’s first print magazine, devoted exclusively to music festivals and music festival fans, will launch on March 9, 2019.

The quarterly magazine will feature engaging and informative exclusive-to-print content related to every aspect of music festivals — from travel and food to fashion, art, and, of course, music. FestWorld Magazine will be available at airports and music festivals across the globe.

One hundred fifty million music fans attend between three and four music festivals per year. FestWorld Magazine will be geared towards these super fans, providing seasoned festival goers with an honest account of the festival experience. It will educate all generations about the vast number of music festivals that align with their music tastes and general interests.
“If you want to see humanity at its best, attend a music festival. A print magazine fits right into the festival ethos, which is rooted in travel, adventure, and new friendships,” said founder Scotty Moore.

Moore, an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of print and digital media advertising experience, is the founder of FestPop, the first website dedicated to music festival discovery and providing a full-service travel booking platform.

Each issue of the magazine will have a guaranteed circulation of 350,000, and a $5.99 cover price. Each issue of FestWorld Magazine will feature eight key editorial anchors:
Music Festival ReviewsMusic Festival Travel GuidesMusic Festival Artist InterviewsMusic Festival Producer InterviewsMusic Festival FashionMusic Festival ArtMusic Festival FoodMusic Festival Gear/EssentialsOne edition of FestWorld Magazine might feature reviews of festivals across three continents, an interview with the founder of an iconic music festival, and a photo spread of culinary feasts at festivals around the world.

Uniquely, FestWorld Magazine will not have a digital or iPad version. The only way to access FestWorld Magazine content is by subscribing, buying an issue at a newsstand, or obtaining the magazine at a music festival.

“It makes sense to have a magazine dedicated to the festival culture that has become such a part of so many lives,” said Kevin Lyman, founder of Warped Tour and FestWorld partner organisation Full Energy, No Drugs(FEND). Kevin Lyman recently received Billboard's Humanitarian Award in November 2017 for his work with anti-opioid initiative FEND (“Full Energy, No Drugs”). The FEND app uses gamification to educate youth on the dangers of drugs.

With FestWorld Magazine, Moore and his team of magazine industry heavyweights aim to make a difference. He has created the FestWorld Foundation, which is dedicated to combating the opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction and misuse is devastating families and communities and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on average 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The mission of the foundation is to serve communities on the ground level by supporting treatment and recovery response efforts while simultaneously contributing to research and education. The FestWorld Foundation will support the efforts of FEND and National Opioid Action Coalition(NOAC), a WPP, iHeartMedia, and Fors Marsh Group initiative that complements existing state and federal government efforts to help drive measurable results in prevention, treatment and/or recovery for communities and individuals affected by the opioid crisis.

“iHeartMedia is happy that NOAC is inspiring meaningful action among companies like FestWorld Magazine, who are using their platforms to bring attention to the opioid crisis, to help reduce stigma and improve prevention, treatment and recovery efforts,” said Ms. Alex Cameron, iHeartMedia Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Government Initiatives.

SOURCE: FestWorld Magazine