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News October 27, 2015

Future, Laneway make Most Influential Festivals list

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Future Music and Laneway have been listed in Spotify’s Most Influential Festivals list with Future coming second to UK juggernaut Glastonbury.

Spotify analysed global stream numbers of festival headliners two weeks leading up and two weeks following various worldwide festivals to determine their influence on the rest of the world. Future Music came in at #2 in terms of its impact on global streaming numbers with each of the festival’s headline acts seeing an average 70% increase. Pharrell Williams’ global streams saw an average 90% increase after his performance at Future Music this March with Australian stream numbers up 102%.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival came in at #7, following Norway’s Hove at #6, Coachella in the US at #5, France’s Les Vieilles Charrues at #4 and Way Out West in Sweden at #3.

Kate Vale, Managing Director at Spotify Australia & New Zealand, said: “Australia has been a very enticing market for international acts for some time. These findings take that one step further, proving that a festival ripple effect on an artists’ Spotify streams (both here and abroad) can occur after a killer headline set, and that in itself is quite powerful.”

Top 10 Festivals according to global impact on streams
1.    Glastonbury, UK
2.    Future Music Festival, Australia
3.    Way Out West, Sweden
4.    Les Vieilles Charrues, France
5.    Coachella, US
6.    Hove Festival, Norway
7.    Laneway Festival, Australia
8.    Rock Am Ring, Germany
9.    Roskilde, Denmark
10.    10. Bilbao BBK Live, Spain

Top 10 most globally streamed festival headliners
1.    Pharrell Williams, Future Music Festival
2.    Deadmau5, Future Music Festival
3.    James Blake, Laneway Festival
4.    The Offspring, Ruisrock
5.    M.I.A., Hove Festival
6.    Stevie Wonder, Roskilde
7.    Phoenix, Ruisrock and Future Music Festival
8.    Outkast, Coachella and Way Out West
9.    Arctic Monkeys, Roskilde and Les Vieilles Charrues
10.   Imagine Dragons, Hove Festival



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