1001Tracklists goes in depth into tracking everything from tracks played anywhere and everywhere around the world.
It goes on to get stats from these plays across the world, and at the end of the year they reveal Top Producers, Top Sets, Top Festivals and much more. One important metric however it doesn’t track is which DJ plays how many festivals. This is exactly where Festicket stepped in.
The infographic by Festicket has been released after their study of the DJs and bands that played the most festivals over the course of 2019. While Lost Frequencies topped the list of DJ’s playing 49 festivals over 21 countries and 3 continents, Belgian techno star Charlotte de Witte came in at the second place performing at 39 festivals around the globe.
They were followed by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Amelie Lens, and Martin Garrix who came in at the third, fourth and fifth place respectively.
When it came to live bands, The 1975, topped the list of bands touring with 44 appearances across festivals including The Governors Ball, Japan’s Summer Sonic and Reading & Leeds. The band was followed by the relatively less known but still in-demand Fontaines D.C. with 38 festival shows, and then Lizzo, Foals, and The Cure rounded out the list.
Breaking down how these festival performances impact the artists and vice versa, Festicket co-founder Zack Sabban said: “As more and more people invest in going to music festivals (whether that’s at home or abroad), we’ve seen them become an even greater source of income for artists. But it isn’t all about the upfront money. Festivals provide artists with a valuable platform to showcase themselves to potential fans who may then go on to buy a record or see them at their own headline shows. It’s therefore little wonder the artists in this report went above and beyond to hit up every festival stage they could in 2019.”
In an addition to connect and make the user experience even better for their festival going fans, Festicket has now introduced the new artist email feature which gives the fans a direct notification when their favorite artists have been added to a festival’s lineup. Everyone can link up their Spotify account to Festicket to help it relate to their favorite artists, in addition they can also manually follow individual artists.
With the aim to have festival discovery at the core of what they do, Festicket is helping fans to find those undiscovered gems that may become their next favorite festival all leading from their favorite artists, bringing it all together.