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Relive 5 decades of festival lineups with Playlister

Expedia's online Playlister tool contains a database of songs performed at more than 27,000 festivals, compiled into Spotify playlists

By IQ on 29 Jun 2017

Glastonbury Festival 1984, Phil/Glastonbury Festivals, Expedia Playlister

John Martyn (in the distance) at Glasto '84. He didn't make the popular list


image © Phil/Glastonbury Festival

With the 2017 festival season now in full swing, travel website Expedia has revamped its online Playlister tool, which allows Spotify users to compile playlists based on the line-ups of five decades’ worth of music festivals.

Featuring a database of 27,914 events dating back to the 1960s, Playlister leverages Spotify to create a playlist of each festival’s popular artists and tracks – or the most obscure – “allowing listeners to fondly recall the good times”, says Expedia.

Each individual festival is also provided with a ‘mainstream score’, detailing how much they have grown in popularity since their inception.

Here’s a few examples, using the most popular acts at Glastonbury ’84 (a classic) and the most obscure tracks at Woodstock:


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