Coachella 2019

Secret Sauce takes a data view

(we spent way too much time on this)

Here we take a look at the top ten most represented genres at Coachella 2019 and how they’ve fared over the past decade.


How did we determine the genres?

The artists were associated with genres programmatically via Spotify’s genre classifications.

Where did you get the lineup data?

Lineup data was pulled from Wikipedia for 1999-2018. Official Coachella poster used for 2019.

How did you calculate genre popularity each year?

The values represent the percentage of artists tagged with a given genre over the total number of artists in the lineup. Note that a single artist is tagged with multiple genres so the percentages will not sum to 100%.

Can I see the data?

Of course.

What the hell is escape room?

Example artists from the 2019 lineup for each genre.

GenreExample Artists
acid technoAphex Twin
afrobeatsMr Eazi, Burna Boy
afropopMr Eazi, Burna Boy
alternative countryHurray for the Riff Raff
alternative danceFour Tet
alternative emoHop Along, Turnstile, Turnover
alternative hip hopJpegmafia
alternative r&bSG Lewis, Blood Orange, SiR, Tierra Whack, Kaytranada, Sabrina Claudio, H.E.R
alternative rockWeezer, Iceage, Ty Segall & White Fence
ambientAphex Twin, Jon Hopkins
anthem emoTurnover
art popChristine and the Queens, Blood Orange, Yves Tumor, Let's Eat Grandma, Perfume, U.S. Girls, Serpentwithfeet
art rockYves Tumor
atl hip hopPlayboi Carti, Janelle Monáe
aussietronicaMansionair, Parcels
australian electropopRufus Du Sol
australian indieMansionair
australian psychTame Impala
bandaLos Tucanes de Tijuana
bass houseJauz, Chris Lake
bass trapBassnectar, Ookay, NGHTMRE
bay area indieTy Segall & White Fence
bedroom popClairo, Yellow Days, boy pablo, Still Woozy
bedroom soulSophie
big roomCirez D, Chris Lake, Dillon Francis
birmingham indieEasy Life
blues-rockTy Segall & White Fence
boston indieClairo
brazilian electronicaChris Lake
brooklyn indieBeach Fossils
brostepJauz, Dillon Francis, Ookay, Bassnectar, Chris Lake, Kayzo, NGHTMRE
canadian contemporary r&bdvsn
canadian hip hop88Glam, Murda Beatz
chamber popPerfume, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Hop Along
chamber psychU.S. Girls, Jon Hopkins, Let's Eat Grandma, Yves Tumor, Iceage, Four Tet, Shame
chansonCharlotte Gainsbourg
chilean indieTomasa del Real, Javiera Mena
chilean rockJaviera Mena
chillwavePerfume, Beach Fossils, Yves Tumor, Blood Orange, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
compositional ambientJon Hopkins
contemporary countryKacey Musgraves
country dawnKacey Musgraves
dance popArizona, Gryffin, DJ Snake, Janelle Monáe, Ella Mai, Solange, King Princess
danish alternative rockIceage
deep disco houseHot Since 82, Tale of Us, Dusky, Nina Kraviz, Adriatique
deep euro houseStephan Bodzin, Jan Blomqvist
deep groove houseHot Since 82, Fisher, Chris Lake, CamelPhat, Dusky, Gorgon City
deep houseNora En Pure, Dusky, Ross from Friends, Hot Since 82, CamelPhat
deep melodic euro houseStephan Bodzin, Guy Gerber, Tale of Us, Adriatique, Lee Burridge, Agoria, Patrice Bäumel
deep new americanaHurray for the Riff Raff
deep pop r&bdvsn
deep tech houseCamelPhat
deep tropical houseArizona, Nora En Pure
destroy technoGesaffelstein
disco houseCamelPhat, Chris Lake, Dusky, Nora En Pure, Cirez D
diva houseDeep Dish
dream popPerfume, Beach Fossils
drill and bassAphex Twin
edmGorgon City, Cirez D, Yotto, Zedd, Kayzo, NGHTMRE, Bassnectar
edmonton indieMac DeMarco
electraNicole Moudaber, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, Anna Lunoe, Nina Kraviz, CloZee, Nora En Pure
electro houseChris Lake, Gesaffelstein, Kayzo, Ookay, Cirez D, Gryffin, Jauz
electronicJon Hopkins, Aphex Twin, Four Tet
electronic trapChris Lake, Dillon Francis, DJ Snake, Kayzo, Bassnectar, Jauz, Ookay
electropopSabrina Claudio, Chvrches, King Princess, Arizona, Perfume, Mansionair, Lizzo
emoHop Along, Turnover
english indie rockShame, Easy Life, Rat Boy
escape roomRico Nasty, Janelle Monáe, Perfume, Anderson .Paak, U.S. Girls, Serpentwithfeet, Little Simz
experimental popPerfume, U.S. Girls, Yves Tumor
experimental rockIceage
filter houseFKJ
finnish edmYotto
float houseRoss from Friends
fluxworkSerpentwithfeet, Yves Tumor, Ross from Friends
folkHurray for the Riff Raff
folk-popSoccer Mommy, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Perfume, Hop Along, Janelle Monáe
fourth worldAphex Twin, Jon Hopkins
freak folkHop Along, Ty Segall & White Fence, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Iceage, Perfume, Yves Tumor, U.S. Girls
french indie popJain
french indietronicaParcels
funkKhruangbin, Emily King
funky tech houseNic Fanciulli
future funkKero Kero Bonito
future garageGorgon City
gangster rapPusha T
garage popTy Segall & White Fence
garage psychIceage, Ty Segall & White Fence, Shame
garage rockWeezer, Ty Segall & White Fence
german technoStephan Bodzin, Zedd
ghanaian hip hopMr Eazi
glitch hopBassnectar
gruperaLos Tucanes de Tijuana
hip hopPlayboi Carti, Smino, Jpegmafia, Pusha T, YG, Wiz Khalifa, Anderson .Paak
hip popSolange
houseYotto, Fisher, Cirez D, Nic Fanciulli, CamelPhat, Dusky, Gorgon City
hyperpopLet's Eat Grandma, Yves Tumor, Kero Kero Bonito
indie anthem-folkDermot Kennedy
indie folkDermot Kennedy, Hop Along, Soccer Mommy, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Perfume
indie garage rockThe Red Pears, The Garden, Sales, Beach Fossils, Ty Segall & White Fence, The Frights, Yellow Days
indie popTy Segall & White Fence, Hop Along, Soccer Mommy, Perfume, Beach Fossils, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
indie poptimismGryffin, Shallou, Arizona, Chvrches
indie psych-rockBeach Fossils, Men I Trust, Sales, Steady Holiday
indie punkIceage, Ty Segall & White Fence, Hop Along
indie r&bStill Woozy, Sophie, Janelle Monáe, Tierra Whack, Yves Tumor, Sabrina Claudio, Mansionair
indie rockUnknown Mortal Orchestra, Ty Segall & White Fence, Rat Boy, Perfume, Hop Along, Beach Fossils, Iceage
indie surfBeach Fossils, The Frights
indietronicaSofi Tukker, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Four Tet, Tame Impala, Perfume, Blood Orange, Beach Fossils
instrumental math rockChon
instrumental rockChon
intelligent dance musicAphex Twin, Four Tet
israeli popDennis Lloyd
korean popHYUKOH
korean r&bHYUKOH
la indieTy Segall & White Fence, Anderson .Paak
latinJ Balvin
latin alternativeMon Laferte
latin american heavy psychLas Robertas
latin popMon Laferte
latin rockLas Robertas
lgbtq+ hip hopKaytranada
lo-fiTy Segall & White Fence, Iceage, Hop Along
lo-fi beatsStill Woozy, Sales, Sophie, Clairo
lo-fi houseRoss from Friends
mandibleYves Tumor
melbourne bounceChris Lake
metropopolisChristine and the Queens, Blood Orange, Chvrches
microhouseGuy Gerber, Patrice Bäumel, Tale of Us, Agoria, Stephan Bodzin, Yves Tumor, Adriatique
minimal tech houseTale of Us, Hot Since 82, Adriatique, Guy Gerber, Patrice Bäumel
minimal technoAdriatique, Amelie Lens, Nicole Moudaber, Stephan Bodzin, Tale of Us, Guy Gerber, Charlotte de Witte
modern alternative rockWallows, Rat Boy, Iceage, Shame, The 1975
modern rockBeach Fossils, The 1975, Hop Along, U.S. Girls, Perfume, Tame Impala, Weezer
modern ska punkThe Interrupters
moombahtonDiplo, Jauz, Dillon Francis, NGHTMRE
neo soulEmily King, Janelle Monáe, Solange
neo-psychedelicYves Tumor, Ty Segall & White Fence, U.S. Girls, Iceage, Perfume, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tame Impala
new americanaHurray for the Riff Raff
new raveFour Tet, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
nigerian hip hopBurna Boy
noise popU.S. Girls, Beach Fossils, Yves Tumor, Iceage, Ty Segall & White Fence, Hop Along
noise rockTy Segall & White Fence, Iceage
nortenoLos Tucanes de Tijuana
norwegian indieboy pablo
nu discoAnna Lunoe
nu gazeBeach Fossils, Ty Segall & White Fence, Iceage, The 1975
nu jazzFour Tet
orlando indieSales
outsider houseYves Tumor
permanent waveWeezer
philly indieHop Along
popSolange, Playboi Carti, DJ Snake, Gryffin, Sabrina Claudio, Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe
pop chilenoJaviera Mena
pop punkWeezer, Turnover
pop rapPusha T, dvsn, 88Glam, Playboi Carti, Kid Cudi, Social House, Jaden Smith
pop rockWeezer
popgazeBeach Fossils
portland hip hopUnknown Mortal Orchestra
post-teen popBazzi, Zedd, Ariana Grande
preverbU.S. Girls, Iceage, Steady Holiday, Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy, Ty Segall & White Fence, Hop Along
progressive electro houseCirez D, Chris Lake
progressive houseDusky, CamelPhat, Chris Lake, Cirez D, Yotto, Nora En Pure
progressive post-hardcoreChon
psychedelic rockTame Impala
punkThe Interrupters
punk bluesTy Segall & White Fence
r&bdvsn, Solange, Emily King, Ella Mai, Sabrina Claudio, H.E.R, SiR
rancheraLos Tucanes de Tijuana
rapdvsn, Smino, Jaden Smith, Jpegmafia, Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Playboi Carti
reggaetonBad Bunny, J Balvin
regional mexicanLos Tucanes de Tijuana
russian electronicNina Kraviz
shimmer popChristine and the Queens, Chvrches
shiver popThe 1975
skaThe Interrupters
ska punkThe Interrupters
skate punkThe Interrupters
small roomSoccer Mommy
southern hip hopPlayboi Carti, 88Glam, Pusha T, YG, Wiz Khalifa
stomp and hollerHop Along, Hurray for the Riff Raff
swedish electronicCharlotte de Witte
tech houseChris Lake, Charlotte de Witte, Patrice Bäumel, Dusky, Agoria, Tale of Us, Kölsch
traditional folkHurray for the Riff Raff
trap espanolTomasa del Real
trap latinoBad Bunny
trap musicYG, Sheck Wes, Pusha T, Playboi Carti, SOB x RBE, Wiz Khalifa, 88Glam
trap queenLizzo, Little Simz, Rico Nasty
trap soul88Glam, dvsn, 070 Shake, SiR
tribal houseNic Fanciulli, Deep Dish
trip hopFour Tet, Aphex Twin
tropical houseWalker & Royce, Gryffin, Zedd, Kölsch, CamelPhat, Dillon Francis, Jan Blomqvist
uk alternative hip hopBakar, Little Simz
uk contemporary r&bElla Mai
underground hip hopRico Nasty, Smino, Playboi Carti, 070 Shake, Pusha T, Jpegmafia, SiR
uplifting tranceDusky
urban contemporaryElla Mai, dvsn, Emily King, Solange
vapor soulMen I Trust, Mansionair, Sales, SG Lewis, Shallou, Still Woozy
vapor trapPlayboi Carti, SOB x RBE, 88Glam
vapor twitchSG Lewis, NGHTMRE, Ookay, CloZee
vocal houseCirez D