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Our Review

There’s always something heart-thumping and unreal when it comes to music festivals and celebrations. The sheer excitement of the massive crowd is infectious, and you can’t help but want to share the fun. And that’s what Radiate is all about.

At its core, Radiate seems like a social media platform plus events directory app. The American-based mobile app claims to make it easier for party-goers to organise meet-ups while the event’s in full swing.

But the “innocent” events app made an unexpected turn when users began expounding what the app offers. Now, you won’t just find friends here. They say a date, hookup, or even the love of your life awaits at Radiate.

However, “not a dating app” is the firm stance and brand of Radiate's founders.

So, which is which? What awaits at Radiate? Read on this thorough review to find out.

Radiate Members

2,000 from United Kingdom
Members activity
250 daily logins
Gender Proportion
20 %
80 %
  • Heavily used by millennial party-goers and ravers
  • Most users are 25 to 34 years old
  • Top visitors are mostly from the United States
  • Users are mostly males
  • Records an average of ten thousand downloads within six months

Given the kind of festivities and events it listed down, it is expected that the users of Radiate are from the younger age range. Users belonging to the 25-34 range make up a solid 50% of the entire population. The other half is from members in the 18-24 group and a smattering of those aged 35-44 years old.

Males may dominate the social media platform, but not much data is available regarding the males’ online activities. What the figures state, however, is that an average of 2,500 members uses Radiate daily. 

The mobile app also enjoyed an average of 10,000 new downloads in half a year, making it the app of choice when it comes to connecting before festivals. 

Also, it’s interesting to note that one account doesn’t necessarily mean the holder’s alone during the rave. The member who joined Radiate may come with a group of friends who are also looking for an even bigger crowd to get-together with.

It seems like Radiate wasn’t overestimating when it claimed that you’ll be joining a community, not just a group.


Radiate Age Range and Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

How to Sign Up for Radiate

Radiate Sign Up
  • Register via Facebook
  • Offers no other means to sign up
  • 2-3 minutes sign up process
  • Comes with a semi-complete profile lifted from your Facebook account
  • Does not include any verification process

Once you installed the mobile app, starting your Radiate journey is as easy as can be. All you have to do is to sign up through your Facebook account.

The app gathers your email address, sex, username, birthday, and photos during the registration. If you’d like a little privacy (i.e. you don’t want to broadcast to your Facebook friends that you’re looking forward to rave), you can restrict Radiate’s access. For starters, you may disallow the app to post anything on your behalf.

Once you agreed to link your account, Radiate will instantly prepare a semi-furnished profile for you. This will include six of your photos (lifted from your Facebook profile images), your first name, age, and how long you’ve been a Radiate member.

If you’d like to customise your Radiate profile, you can easily tap the pencil icon. Deselect photos you don’t want to include and upload different images from your Facebook account or smartphone. You can also write a little something about yourself and link your Instagram profile for added content.

It’s easy to sign up at Radiate, but the process is quite a challenge for those not on Facebook. The app does not offer an alternative means to sign up; you will be forced to create (or reactivate) an account.

Making Contact on Radiate

Radiate Moshpit
  • Sending and responding to messages is free
  • Post images and status to Da Feed for free
  • Signify if you’re going to events for free
  • Join forum and squads for free

As a social media platform-slash-events organiser, Radiate has several functions that connect you with events and people.

  • Moshpit

Named after the spot where you can get in close contact with fellow revellers, the Moshpit lets you view profiles one-by-one. Click “Skip” if you’d like to check more profiles. If you want what you’re seeing, select “Hey.”

The Moshpit freely suggests male and female profiles. Since Radiate is not a dating app, this means you don’t have a say in terms of preference. You meet friends or fellow party-goers regardless of sex or orientation.

  • Events (Forum, People, Squads)

This directory-like feature lists down all the music festivals and raves that might interest you. Click on one, and you can select if you’re “Interested” or “Going” to check out other members who may be with you during the event.

You can join the general forum, see members who are going one-by-one (People) or join location or interest-based groups (Squads) for one event alone.

  • Messages

Of course, you can also directly interact with a member via messages. Apart from text, you may send emojis and even pictures for an interactive and playful conversation.

All these features are free, and we think that this freedom to access and mingle is what made the shift from social to a dating app, at least in the POV of users.

During our test period, we noticed that one event could have multiple squads all with various intentions. Locations are common, but some squads blatantly look for members who are searching for hookups or dates during the event. Join one, and you’ll meet like-minded individuals who share the same goal as you. 

The flirty exchanges of messages may happen in the Squad chat, but ultimately, members who caught each other’s eye move their interactions to the messages function. Since it’s also free, users can flirt some more and plan their next steps before D-Day.

Radiate Profile Quality

Radiate Profile
  • Most of the information are grabbed from the member’s Facebook account
  • Profiles only include the basic details
  • Profiles are not regulated or checked by the moderators
  • Easy to supply and edit information
  • View full-sized photos for free

    It was quite easy to complete a Radiate profile since most of the needed details were already grabbed from Facebook.

    There isn’t much to a member’s profile: six photos, a name, age, sex, and a short statement about yourself. You may also link your Instagram account if you want to find more mutuals while at Radiate.

    Since Radiate is a social platform, it seems like the details it requires is more than enough. Also, all the functions are free; if you want to get to know a member better, send a message.

    Radiate App

    Radiate Mobile
    • Free-to-download
    • Available for Android and iOS users
    • Doesn't feature ads
    • Easy to navigate
    • Updates on the Android version are delayed
    • Some users claim that the app glitches

    The free-to-download app is modern, chic, and informative; a requirement, given that the audience it serves is those who grew up with technology.

    Radiate is in night mode; the colour black dominates the app making it look even more sleek and polished—accent colours of pink and blue smatter the app for a youthful vibe.

    In terms of navigation, it’s quite easy to flit around tabs at Radiate. There are five primary tabs located at the footer of the app. The first one is represented by Radiate’s icon and leads you to Da Feed, Local, and Moshpit sections. 

    The second tab is where the fun is—the list of events you can join. At present, events from America and Europe will appear on this tab. The third one is the Messages tab where you can backread previous correspondence with other members.

    Next is the Notifications tab, so you stay updated with the ins and outs of festivals and whatnots. Lastly, you’ll also have a dedicated tab where you can see and edit your profile. 

    Radiate Real Life Review

    “I got so tired of my friends rejecting my every invitation to rave parties that I decided I will find a new set—at least for rave purposes. I downloaded Radiate mostly because it’s free and it didn’t disappoint me. I found rave buddies, and I feel so blessed because I even met hookups here. They say it’s not a dating app but to each his own.”

    - Jake, 23

    Radiate Costs and Prices

    Is Radiate expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Radiate is free of charge.

    One of the things that make Radiate the go-to app for ravers and party-goers is its cost—absolutely free. 

    Android and iOS users can find concerts, raves, festivals, and other events from the app. At present, there are over a hundred music festivals listed at Radiate. Aside from that, the app also features local events that members may find interesting.

    Apart from events, Radiate users can interact with each other via the app. There’s no limit to the number of messages you can send in a day—join a squad, start one, chat with whomever you want for no cost at all.

    Special Features

    Here are some noteworthy Radiate features:

    Da Feed

    Da Feed is the place to be if you wanted to browse through the members who are at Radiate. You can see what events are talked about, check if other members are selling tickets and whatnots, or interact with engaging users by scrolling through this feed.

    Radiate Glow

    To get the most out of the app, iOS users can opt to subscribe to Radiate Glow for full access and first dibs on what's new and hot. As of writing, this function can cover 1 (US$9.99), 3 (US$22.99), and 6 (US$34.99) months


    Heydar sends an anonymous “hey” to members at the Moshpit. Once the member also sends a “hey” your way, Radiate opens a chat for you. And then you’ll know—you both were eyeing each other. Like the Radiate Glow function, Heydar is available for iOS users only. 

    Purchases tokens from the App Store in 1 (US$7.99), 3 (US$18.99), or 5 (US$26.99) increments.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 3.5 / 5
    Profile Quality: 3.5 / 5
    App: 4.0 / 5
    Real Life Review: 3.5 / 5

    Editor's Conclusion

    Chris Pleines, Author at Datingscout.co.uk
    Chris Pleines
    Founder of Datingscout and Author of the book "Online Dating for Dummies"
    Radiate may not be a dating app per se, but it seems like ravers and party-goers who frequent it found a way. With its downloadable app and free functions, it’s easy to understand how and why it evolved into a dating app for festivals. Although most of the members use it to find hookups, Radiate is also behind the love stories of music fans turned lovers who met at concerts and the likes. Still, the majority uses the app to find events and new friends—nothing more nothing less. But who knows, maybe Radiate can lead you to your lover’s way. 

    Radiate FAQ

    Free Features

    Can I message Radiate members for free?

    Absolutely. Apart from messaging members, you can join forums, squads, and have fun interacting with others.


    How many festivals can I see at Radiate?

    As of writing, Radiate supports at least 120 festivals. The app is also on its way to including more world tours and international fests.


    Is there any other way to sign up at Radiate?

    As of the moment, you can only sign up by linking in your Facebook account.

    How do I remove or change my photos at Radiate?

    Click the pencil icon and select the “X’’ if you wish to remove the photo from your profile. You can upload as much as six pictures from your Facebook account or straight from your smartphone.

    How can I edit my Radiate profile?

    Click the pencil icon to edit your Radiate profile.

    Can I only see who the Radiate members are once they go to the same event?

    No, that’s not the case. Radiate aims to be an app you’ll still have with or without an event so you may browse for members via the Moshpit or Da Feed.


    Is it OK if I am not subscribed to any of Radiate’s premium functions?

    Yes, it's OK. After all, the paid functions are only available for iOS users. Even without spending so much as a cent, you can have fun at Radiate.

    How do I pay for my Heydar tokens at Radiate?

    As of writing, you may pay for Heydar tokens via the App Store or your iTunes account.

    Do I pay for my event tickets at Radiate?

    No, Radiate won’t be responsible for booking your tickets. You’ll have to get in touch with the ticketing agent or company who will run the said event.


    Does Radiate check the profiles of its members?

    No, it does not; Radiate lets you fully experience the app. You’ll have to decide if the member you’re about to interact with is worth trusting or not.

    What are some steps to keep safe while using Radiate?

    Protect your identification. As much as possible, don’t reveal your real name, birthday, and email address. Never give out information regarding your financials (i.e. credit card), as well.


    Is Radiate legit?

    Yes, Radiate is a legit app launched in 2015 by New York-based company, Radiate The World Inc.

    What is Radiate and what does it do?

    Radiate is a social platform that helps you connect with fellow ravers and party-goers before, during, and even after the event.

    Can I also see what local events are happening at Radiate?

    Yes, visit the Locals tab and grant Radiate access to your location so it can effectively scan upcoming events near you.

    Free Services

    Can I sign up for free at Radiate?

    Yes, you can. All you need is to link your Facebook account, and you’re done.

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    Contact details

    Company:Radiate The World, Inc.
    Address:119 West 24th Street, 4th floor New York, NY, 10011