Every music fan has their own personal dream festival, but most would never be able to see every one of their favorite bands in the big (then medium-sized, then tiny) fonts on a flyer. But thanks to 20-year-old University of Southern California computer science student Anshay Saboo, you can make make those festival dreams a reality — on the internet at least.
Spotify Instafest is similar to the streaming service’s ubiquitous “Wrapped” social media campaign, which analyzes a listener’s most-played artists and presents the results in an easy-to-share format. But instead of listing play counts, Instafest connects to your profile, crunches your streaming statistics and creates a convincing-looking poster showing a three-day Coachella-style festival lineup of your most-played artists. Saboo came up with the idea in the spring as festival season was approaching.