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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Graphic: How Does Outside Lands Compare to the World's Biggest Music Festivals?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 1:55 PM

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Lots of people, including us, think that this past year's Outside Lands Music Festival was the best one yet. But how does the four-year-old event in S.F.'s Golden Gate Park compare to the world's biggest music festivals?

Hint: We have much better wine, and we care about Foursquare a lot more than most.

That's at least the perspective given by this fascinating infographic from the folks over at Sonos. There's a crop above; check out the whole thing after the jump.

Here's the whole graphic, (and here's a link to a very large version):

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Things that strike us:

  • That Outside Lands drew 180,000 people with 71 acts on the bill, while Bonnaroo (which is put on by the same company that co-produces Outside Lands) drew 80,000 with more than twice as many acts (175).
  • That Outside Lands has the second-highest number of Foursquare check-ins behind only the much-larger Lollapalooza.
  • That, as Digital Music News point out, the largest summer music festival in the world apparently takes place in Budapest. (Huh?)

So -- anyone wanna go to Hungary next year?

[Sonos via Digital Music News]

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