As we continue to develop ChooseFest we are going through lots of festivals, reading, learning and improving our site all the time. In the mix we come across lots of new ideas, new music and new festivals as you would expect in such an industry, which is fantastic. We have had some really great feedback from several early adopters who we won’t forget as we grow. While we endeavour to improve our user experience and add more and more value to ChooseFest we have realised a few early assumptions we had made were wrong, for example how many festivals would you say run in the UK every year? We didn’t think it was as many as we have now added, we were really surprised at just how many festivals are established and regular, even more so at the healthy crop of new festivals. A major learning curve.
How about which festivals are most popular? You would be surprised how everyone has a different answer to this one. As our knowledge grows through these little realisations we will share more and more of our festival statistics with you here, for an industry so seemingly disconnected from our financial turmoil there seems to be far to few shared statistics. ChooseFest will be open in this way, with an API on our roadmap we intend to share our lists and this information freely.
So what are the Top 5 Festivals of 2012?
Good question. But before you skip ahead and see the answer, a word about the result. The following top-5-festivals are worked out using their popularity on ChooseFest at the point of publishing this post, a sum worked out from a combination of matching frequency and view-count. As a result the “top festivals” page on ChooseFest is very likely to change throughout the year as festivals get matched more and more and seasons roll on. If you are reading this after June the 1st 2012 then you should checkout the 2012 Festival List page for an up-to-date Top 15 festivals!
So….The Top Five Most Popular Music Festivals of 2012:
(This top 5 probably says a lot about our early adopters! 🙂 )
For regular festival statistics and more interesting stuff: