As we head into the ‘Spotify wrapped’ string of posts on social media, there is a new music-themed trend that’s taking over the internet called Instafest.
If you are on any of the prominent social media apps, there is a more than likely chance that you’ve come across someone posting a festival line-up, which must have possibly resulted in you getting a mini heart attack looking at the names on it. The app that is making it all happen is Anshay Saboo‘s Instafest.
Spotify’s yearly ‘wrapped’ feature is here, where the app generates and shares your most listened-to songs, top artists, and genres from the year. But prior to its release, Instafest accelerated the anticipation by offering music lovers the perfect warm-up. Instafest is a free, third-party website that lets you create your dream festival line-up by using your Spotify data.
The website is free to use; it breaks down the line-up by analyzing your Spotify listening habits and generates an image of it that you can flaunt with your friends on social media. All you have to do is follow these 4 steps to generate the lineup you thought you missed this festival season.
- Go to Instafest’s official page – HERE
- Log into the website using your Spotify credentials.
- Select the time frame of the artists that you would like to have the line-up featured from – the options are the last 4 weeks, the last 6 months or your all-time top artists.
- Select the aesthetic of your choice of the line-up. There are three options – Malibu Sunrise, LA Twilight and Mojave Dusk
- Click on the “Save and Share” button, download the auto-generated graphic, and voila, you are ready to share.
Instafest is not only limited to Spotify. The creator of the website, Anshay Saboo, said that his fun creation also supports Last.fm and it will soon be implemented on Apple Music as well. Speaking with TechCrunch about how the idea came together, Saboo stated, “I had the idea when I was in bed scrolling through TikTok one day, I saw people were posting videos from Coachella and I started thinking about how I would set the Coachella lineup if I could pick the artists. The thought process led to me thinking about generating a music festival graphic using a Spotify integration, and I built off from there.”
Saboo has also mentioned that he intends to bring the feature to other streaming services like YouTube Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music, but he has asked for patience until its implementation.
Let us know who’d bag a spot on your dream festival line-up!