Bastille are the most streamed band in the UK, according to Spotify

22 UK towns and cities were surveyed in the data released by Spotify

Data released by Spotify has revealed that Bastille are the most streamed band in the United Kingdom.

The Guardian asked Spotify to compile a list of UK listening habits to discover whether they differed region to region. The survey covered 22 UK towns and cities including London, Brighton, Leeds, Glasgow and Belfast.

Out of the 22 cities covered in the survey, Bastille placed at the top of 14 lists, including Bristol’s, Derby’s and Brighton’s. Arctic Monkeys came in second, coming out on top in six different cities.


Artists that featured consistently high on the lists included Avicii, Eminem and One Direction. There are a few notable exceptions missing from the lists, including the likes of Lady Gaga[a/], Katy Perry and [a]Miley Cyrus, who have all enjoyed major chart success recently.

Bastille were announced on Tuesday (March 25) to be performing at Tennent’s Vital 2014. The event takes place on August 21 at Boucher Road Playing Fields in Belfast. Swedish DJ and producer Avicii will also be performing.

The most streamed artist in different UK cities:

Aberdeen: Bastille

Belfast: Bastille

Birmingham: Arctic Monkeys


Brighton: Bastille

Bristol: Bastille

Cardiff: Bastille

Derby: Bastille

Dundee: Bastille

Edinburgh: Bastille

Glasgow: Arctic Monkeys

Hull: Bastille

Leeds: Arctic Monkeys

Leicester: Bastille

London: Daft Punk

Manchester: Arctic Monkeys

Newcastle: Avicii

Nottingham: Bastille

Plymouth: Bastille

Sheffield: Arctic Monkeys

Southampton: Bastille

Swansea: Bastille