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