With festival season finally here, Ibis Hotels have analysed over 3 million tweets to discover the UK’s favourite line-ups, as well as those which have left us disappointed. The research looks at 20 of the UK’s most popular music festivals, analysing Twitter conversations about the line-ups over the past 10 years.
Despite having the most talked about line-ups, it seems like fans are often left disappointed with Reading and Leeds festivals. Over the past 10 years, an average of 35% of the tweets sent discussing the Reading and Leeds festival line-ups have been sad. 2018 and 2019 saw this figure rise even further to 41%.
Glastonbury came out as the second most disappointing, with 31% of tweets discussing the line-ups over the past 10 years being sad. Fans have been the most disappointed with this year’s line-up, which sees Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure take to the Pyramid Stage, with 48% of tweets being from dissatisfied fans.
The Great Escape, a three-day festival in Brighton that features over 400 up and coming artists from around the world, comes out on top as the UK’s most popular festival line-up. An average of 82% of the tweets sent about the festival line-ups over the past 10 years have been joyous.
Sheffield’s Tramlines has the second most popular line-up, with an average of 59% happy tweets.
Head over to the Ibis Hotels website to see the full set of results.