Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Glastonbury alternative stream based line-up

Spotify has today cast a new light on this weekend's Glastonbury Festival by releasing an alternative line-up based on UK streams to date in 2015.

The new line-up rearranges all three main stages across the weekend, giving popular newcomer James Bay the headline Pyramid slot above Florence & The Machine. But Spotify streams also reveal that Florence & The Machine were more than worthy candidates to replace the injury-prone Foo Fighters as Pyramid Stage headliners, as Florence & The Machine notched up more streams in the UK this year than the Foo Fighters anyway.

Spotify users have also managed to knock Kanye West down a notch, as young Bristolian George Ezra pips the controversial rapper to the top of Saturday's bill. Popular Leeds locals Alt-J and Irish singer-songwriter Hozier set The Who tumbling off the top spot on Sunday, with both jumping above the classic rockers on the festival's closing night.

With only a mere ten acts holding their original slot, the streaming figures from Spotify demonstrate how Glastonbury would result in a different event entirely if calculated using the artists' popularity with UK music fans on Spotify.

SPOTIFY'S ALTERNATIVE LINE-UP: Original running order on the left: Artist ranked by Spotify streams in the UK in 2015 on the right
Florence + the Machine James Bay
Motörhead Florence + the Machine
Mary J Blige
Alabama Shakes
James Bay Chronixx
Chronixx Motörhead

Kanye West George Ezra
Pharrell Williams Kanye West
Paloma Faith
Burt Bacharach Pharrell Williams
George Ezra Courtney Barnett
The Waterboys
Courtney Barnett The Unthanks
The Unthanks Burt Bacharach

The Who Hozier
Paul Weller Alt-J
Alt-J The Who
Lionel Richie Paul Weller
Patti Smith Lionel Richie
Hozier Patti Smith
Songhoy Blues

Rudimental Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson Rudimental
The Courteeners Jungle
The Vaccines
Jungle Everything Everything
Catfish and the Bottlemen The Courteeners
Everything Everything The Cribs
The Cribs Catfish and the Bottlemen

Deadmau5 Clean Bandit
Ben Howard
The Maccabees Deadmau5
Clean Bandit Ella Eyre
Ella Eyre The Maccabees
Young Fathers Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks Frank Turner
Frank Turner Young Fathers
Swim Deep

The Chemical Brothers Jamie T
Jamie T Belle & Sebastian
Belle & Sebastian Future Islands
Future Islands Twin Atlantic
Twin Atlantic The Chemical Brothers
Palma Violets Soak
Adam Cohen Palma Violets
Soak Rival Sons
Rival Sons Adam Cohen

Super Furry Animals Jamie xx
Jamie xx Glass Animals
Sharon van Etten Wolf Alice
Benjamin Booker Rhodes
Wolf Alice Sharon Van Etten
Glass Animals Super Furry Animals
Shlomo Benjamin Booker
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Shlomo
Rhodes King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Jon Hopkins Father John Misty
Spiritualized Ibeyi
Mavis Staples Jon Hopkins
Father John Misty Gaz Coombes
Kate Tempest
Gaz Coombes Eaves
Giant Sand Flo Morrissey
Ibeyi Spiritualized
Eaves Mavis Staples
Flo Morrissey Giant Sand

Ryan Adams Rae Morris
Goat The Staves
The Fall Jack Garrett
Perfume Genius Ryan Adams
Fat White Family Perfume Genius
The Staves Denai Moore
Rae Morris Goat
Jack Garratt Fat White Family
Denai Moore The Fall
Rag'N'Bone Man