Chasing Summer Festival And Firechat Team Up For Live Communications Without Signal

Jul 29, 2015, 11:00 ET from Open Garden Inc.

Artists & Festival goers to Chat Live With Off-the-Grid Messaging App

CALGARY, Alberta, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UnionElectronic and FireChat announced today that they are teaming up to enable live, off-the-grid communication at this year's Chasing Summer Festival. 

Attracting over 35,000 attendees, the Chasing Summer Electronic Music Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in Canada. The 2015 edition is taking place in Calgary, Alberta on August 7th-8th with world renowned artists, such as Tiesto, Kaskade, Dash Berlin, Afrojack, Carnage, DVVBS, and many more.

FireChat is a free mobile app that enables live communications between fans and artists, even if no Internet connection or cellular networks are available. FireChat's award-winning technology enables mobile phones to communicate by connecting them directly, allowing people to create their own peer-to-peer network. Festival goers can now chat with one another and also interact with renowned music headliners before, during and after the festival.

"We love to play with new technology," said Dave Johnston, Creative Director for UnionElectronic. "This year, FireChat is bringing us the freedom of communicating without any infrastructure. This is great for the fans and also the artists."

"We're thrilled to partner with the Chasing Summer Festival," said Christophe Daligault, Chief Marketing Officer of Open Garden Inc. "This is a first in Canada. We can't wait to see the fans and artists chatting together. Everyone loves it and it's fun to watch."

FireChat is a free application for Android and iOS devices.

For direct access to "Chasing Summer" chatroom please follow this link on your mobile device

For the latest news about the Chasing Summer Festival, including line up and tickets, please visit

About Open Garden
Open Garden Inc. is a San Francisco based startup dedicated to connecting the next billions of mobile devices with peer-to-peer connections. Open Garden is the publisher of FireChat, the first messaging app that works off-the-grid. Launched in March 2014, FireChat has reached the top 10 amongst social networking apps in 124 countries around the world. In March 2015, FireChat received the SXSW 2015 Innovation Award for connecting people.

About The Chasing Summer Festival 
On August 7 to August 8, 2015, Western Canada's largest electronic music festival returns to Calgary, Alberta. Chasing Summer will bring over 35,000 festival goers to Fort Calgary to enjoy performances by some of the most popular dance music artists in the world. The Chasing Summer Festival is produced by UnionElectronic, a brand division of Union Events (

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