Have you ever heard of the Twestival? Nothing to compare with the V Festival or the Reading Festival.
It’s a Festival brought to you by Twitter, which involves a global series of one day events organized by volunteers around the world which bring people offline for a great cause. The event is in support of a Worldwide concern, a humanitarian organisation. Twestival is 100% held by volunteers who work closely to outline an achievable and measurable fundraising target. This Festival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. And it does work, in 2008 the event raised over $250,000 and last year 130 cities raised $450,000 between them.
This year the fourth Twestival will be in support of education, hoping to draw attention to the 72 million children around the world who do not have the opportunity to go to school.
In London, the festival will take place at the Cable Club in London Bridge on March 25th, with live music, drinks and novelties such as a ‘Tweet-a-smoothie bar’ or a tweetable music playlist.
So if this year you want to be part of a special and original social media event just pick out your city and book you tickets here!