The Instafest app lets you create your own festival lineup from Spotify

The Instafest app lets you create your own festival lineup from Spotify

If the lineup of your favorite music festival didn’t live up to your expectations this year, don’t worry; a new app called Instafest will create a music festival poster for you based on your Spotify listening habits.

The free web app, created by the developer Anshay Saboo, it’s pretty simple to use: log in with your Spotify account and it will generate a poster based on the artists you’ve listened to the most. You can customize the poster based on time intervals: last four weeks, last six months, and all time.

You can also select different poster styles like Malibu Sunrise, LA Twilight and Mojave Dusk. The Instafest app also calculates what it calls a “Basic Score,” which could give you bragging rights for niche music choice. The lower the score, the more niche your music festival is.

Once the poster is generated, you can choose to rename your music festival, hide/show your username, and hide/show your baseline score. If you want to remove support for this app, you can follow this guide to revoke access.

Saboo told TechCrunch that he got the idea for the app while thinking about what Coechella’s lineup would look like if he picked artists.

“I got the idea one day while I was in bed scrolling through TikTok, I saw people posting Coachella videos, and I started thinking about how I would set up the Coachella lineup if I could pick and choose artists. The thought process led me to thinking about generating a graphic for a music festival using a Spotify integration, and I went from there,” he said

The developer is already working on adding support for more platforms. The site already lets you generate a festival poster using your Last.fm listening history, and support for Apple Music support is in the works. Saboo wants to add support for music streaming services like YouTube Music, Deezer and Amazon Music down the road, it said, but warned it could take time since not all of the platform’s APIs are as friendly as Spotify’s.

Saboo is currently focusing on maintaining the app and adding more integration that makes sharing festival lineups more fun for users. He said that while it’s too early to comment on long-term plans, he is exploring the possibilities of creating a music-based social network around the generation of festival graphics.

Within hours of launching, Instafest became a popular talking point on social media. People are posting their lineup to showcase their good (or trashy) taste in music. Saboo told TechCrunch that more than 5 million people have spawned their own Instafest poster.

The Instafest app looks like a mirror version of the Lineupsupply app, which lets you create playlists through music festival posters. So, if you like someone’s Instafest poster, you can use the LineupSupply app to create a playlist.

The launch of the app comes days before Spotify releases its Wrapped for users, displaying personalized listening habits on music and podcasts for each user. So, in a way, it looks like Spotify Wrapped before Spotify Wrapped.


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