Dance music is the most popular genre among general music festivals

Dance music top pick at music festivals: Report

Festival season is back in full swing around the world after a turbulent few years due to the global pandemic caused by the spread of Covid 19. With festivals returning, it’s the perfect time to dive deep into some of the trends music presented at these events.

Viberate, a global leader in music data and statistical analysis, has paid close attention to the acts and genres featured on festival stages and it’s clear that dance music is the clear favorite for the most mainstream genre. that fans can expect to discover at each event. The data represented has been broken down by both types of reserved artists and genres of music that most viewers will encounter. While breaking down the most popular genres, the study revealed the top 10 most played music, which accounts for 56% of all music played at events. Dance music topped the list, grabbing 8.9% of all booked artists when broken down by subgenre. That might not seem like a lot until you look at the next genres on the list and see the runner-up, indie pop and house music, both tied at just 6.4% music at festivals.

With such major dance-focused festivals such as Ultra Music, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo and Tomorrowland, to name a few of the greats, it’s not too surprising to see dance music at the top of the list. While major events like Coachella, Reading and Leeds, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury are monumental events, they offer a wide variety of sounds for concert-goers, which includes many electronic and dance-based artists, which further contributes to the large difference in the gender percentages at these events. These trends are certainly promising signs for veteran artists as well as up-and-coming producers and electronic musicians looking to hit the stage at festivals every year.

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