Short-Circuited: Are Music Festival Lineups Really All The Same?

A quest to quantify the uniqueness of your $300 ticket.

Cherie Hu
Cherie Hu
Mar 31, 2017 · 13 min read
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Bonnaroo at sunset.

How much do we already know?

Data + methods

Glossary


Results, Part I: The Festival Network

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Results, Part II: The Artist Network

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Look at all the colors!
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A network featuring 25 of the top artists on this year’s festival circuit by degree. Each of these artists has over 300 connections (edges) with other artists by festival association.

Results, Part III: The Artist Influence

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On many levels, Chance the Rapper will be one of the most influential artists on the music festival circuit this year. (Photo cred: Fred Lee/ABC)

Festival count

Degree

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Betweenness centrality

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Clustering coefficient

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So what?


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