Wondering how to do Instafest? Here’s a guide to creating your dream festival lineup
Here’s how to do Instafest—the latest musical roundup feature that reveals your dream festival roster. We wish we could get tickets IRL!
While we patiently awaited the return of Spotify Wrapped (it's finally here!), a brand new music feature called ‘Instafest’ started sweeping the web. It's called Instafest and it reveals your music taste in a really fun way—by producing a unique festival lineup based on your listening habits. So, if you’re looking to discover your dream headliners and supporting acts, here’s how to do Instafest yourself!
For many of us, these annual musical round-ups (like Spotify Only You), are very humbling, as they put all your guilty pleasures and secret music obsessions out for the world to see (well, your social following at least). This new Instafest feature is a little different though, as not only does it show you your ultimate Coachella-esque lineup—it’s also customizable!
The app figures out all your headliners based on your listening habits and is super easy to do. But be warned, if you’ve recently gotten nostalgic and revisited your teenage grunge era (*guilty*), perhaps give this one a miss…
How to do Instafest
Thankfully, revealing your unique festival lineup is really straightforward if you already have a Spotify account. All you have to do is visit the Instafest app and sign in with your Spotify log-in—alternatively, you can also use Last FM, if that’s your preferred music platform.
Once you’ve logged in and given Instafest permission to see your Spotify listening history, you will be met with your very own festival poster that shows you three days' worth of artists set to perform, with three main headliners (the artist you have listened to the most).
All the acts will have been determined from all the songs (whether it's breakup songs or TikTok tunes) you've been listening to over the last few months. You will then also be given a ‘basic’ score that determined how niche or mainstream your music taste is.
Is Instafest available for Apple Music?
Apple Music is also being added in as a Beta version, but you need to first add your Replay 2022 playlist to your Apple Music Library.
How to customize your Instafest
Unlike Wrapped, which displays your unfiltered musical soul for all to see, you can tweak Instafest a little.
If you scroll down to the section that says ‘Customize’, you can toggle the time frame between four weeks, six weeks and ‘all-time’ to see which artists have always had your heart and which new headliners have emerged based on your more recent tastes. This could very well save you a few blushes—though in our case it made everything so much worse…
You can also choose between three options for your poster design; Malibu Sunrise, LA Twilight and Mojave Dusk and choose whether you want your username and basic score displayed.
Alas, the only catch to this app is you’ll never actually be able to buy tickets to your dream Spotify festival…
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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