How Similar Are Music Festival Lineups? We Compare Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza Bonnaroo and Coachella Festival Overlap
“All the lineups look the same,” is a common complaint we hear about music festivals. But how closely do lineups really match up? We analyzed three of the most popular summer festival lineups in the United States to see just how closely they align with each other.

The Candidates

Coachella April 14-23, 2017
Total Artists: 164

Bonnaroo June 8-11, 2017
Total Artists: 149

Lollapalooza August 3-6, 2017
Total Artists: 176

Stray Observations

  • Good news for fans of The xx, Lorde, and Car Seat Headrest. They are 3 of the 12 artists that are playing all of these music festivals.
  • There are no electronic artists in the twelve. They all skew strongly towards indie rock-pop.
  • Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza are the most closely aligned, sharing 35 artists between the two lineups, but that Coachella-Lollapalooza overlap is only two spots off with 33 artists shared between the festivals.

Lollapalooza+Bonnaroo+Coachella (12)

BLOSSOMS
CAR SEAT HEADREST
CRYSTAL CASTLES
GLASS ANIMALS
JOSEPH
KALEO
LORDE
THE HEAD AND THE HEART
THE LEMON TWIGS
THE XX
TOVE LO
WARPAINT

Bonnaroo+Coachella (22)

BIG GIGANTIC
BLOSSOMS
CAR SEAT HEADREST
CRYSTAL CASTLES
DRAM
FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS
FUTURE ISLANDS
GLASS ANIMALS
JOSEPH
KALEO
KLANGSTOF
LORDE
MARSHMELLO
PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND
SKEPTA
THE HEAD AND THE HEART
THE LEMON TWIGS
THE XX
TORY LANEZ
TOVE LO
TRAVIS SCOTT
WARPAINT

Bonnaroo+Lollapalooza (35)

ALLAN RAYMAN
AMINÉ
BLOSSOMS
BORGORE
CAGE THE ELEPHANT
CAR SEAT HEADREST
CHANCE THE RAPPER
CRYSTAL CASTLES
FLINT EASTWOOD
G JONES
GETTER
GLASS ANIMALS
GOODY GRACE
HIPPO CAMPUS
JON BELLION
JOSEPH
KALEO
LÉON
LORDE
MILKY CHANCE
MONDO COZMO
NGHTMRE
NONAME
OOKAY
ROYAL BLOOD
RUSS
SAN HOLO
TEGAN & SARA
THE HEAD AND THE HEART
THE LEMON TWIGS
THE XX
TOVE LO
TUCKER BEATHARD
UNLIKE PLUTO
WARPAINT

Lollapalooza+Coachella (33)

BANKS
BISHOP BRIGGS
BLOSSOMS
CAPITAL CITIES
CAR SEAT HEADREST
CRYSTAL CASTLES
DECLAN MCKENNA
DJ SNAKE
GLASS ANIMALS
GRACE MITCHELL
GROUPLOVE
GRYFFIN
HONNE
JAI WOLF
JOSEPH
JUSTICE
KALEO
KAYTRANADA
LIL UZI VERT
LITTLE DRAGON
LORDE
MAC DEMARCO
MAJID JORDAN
MURA MASA
PHANTOGRAM
PORTER ROBINSON
SAMPHA
THE HEAD AND THE HEART
THE LEMON TWIGS
THE XX
TOVE LO
WARPAINT
WHITNEY
Written By

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.