It's been a great year for dance music - and for Hozier
Alexandra Pollard

13:17 10th September 2015

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Google Play Music have revealed the most listened-to acts from this year's festival season - and dance music, and Hozier, seem to have come out on top.

The music store and streaming service have analysed all the acts on the bill for the UK's festivals, and put together the most listened-to acts and songs from those bills.

With British DJ Duke Dumont taking the No.1 slot, and Avicii, Skrillex & Diplo, Calvin Harris, and The Chemical Brothers also in the top ten, dance music has been the dominant force of festival season 2015.

Meanwhile, artists such as Hozier and James Bay are also amongst the ten most played festival artists of the year.

As for the most played festival tracks - the No.1 slot, somewhat surprisingly, goes to Calvin Harris feat. Haim 'Pray To God'. James Bay's 'Hold Back The River', The Chemical Brothers' 'Go' and Hozier's 'Take Me To Church' are also on the list.

Watch Hozier perform 'Take Me To Church' for Gigwise below

See the full list of most played festival artists and tracks below, courtesy of Google Play Music.

Top Ten Most Played Festival Artists:

Duke Dumont
Skrillex & Diplo
Calvin Harris
Hozier
The Chemical Brothers
Sigma
Rudimental
Avicii
James Bay
Major Lazer

Top Ten Most Played Festival Tracks:

Calvin Harris feat. HAIM - Pray to God
Duke Dumont - The Giver (Reprise)
The Chemical Brothers - Go
Rudimental - Never Let You Go (feat. Foy Vance)
Sigma - Higher
James Bay - Hold Back The River
Major Lazer - Lean On (feat. MØ & DJ Snake)
Skrillex & Diplo - Where Are Ü Now (with Justin Bieber)
Calvin Harris - Summer
Hozier - Take Me to Church

  • Wonderfruit, Thailand: The first edition of the Thai festival took place in 2014 in the beautiful countryside of the Siam country park - we can't think of a finer location to hear spot-on hip-hop and forward thinking dance.

  • Vodafone Mexefest, Lisbon: There's something about massive mobile networks that makes them rule the music world with an iron fist. We'll forgive them though, because Lisbon looks like this.

  • BoomTown Fair, Hampshire: If all things bass are our bag, the festival for you is BoomTown. Described as a vibrant "mini city", Hampshire's BoomTown is a speaker-rattling spectacle in a beautiful setting.

  • Lake Of Stars, Malawi: Taking place on the beaches of the beautiful Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, Lake Of Stars plays host to carefully selected DJ talent and inspired local acts.

  • End Of the Road, Dorset: Routinely welcoming one of the best line-ups of the summer, the festival - at Dorset's stunning Victorian Larmer Tree Gardens - also has a cinema, woodland library, and a healing retreat. Lovely stuff.

  • Festival No 6, Wales: Why not end festival season with a weekend at a festival "that's like no other"? September's Festival No 6 indeed boasts the most spectacular festival setting we've ever seen - as well as a slew of five star reviews from national newspapers. It's based in a Mediterranean-style coastal village, with a background of mountains, forests and sea.

  • Treasure Island, California: One of two massive festivals that takes place in CA, this one takes place on an artificial island in San Francisco Bay. If last year's lineup is anything to go by, expect quality hip-hop, dance and alt-pop.

  • Coachella, California: And this is the other beautiful California festival. With mountains in the horizon and palm trees surrounding the stages, what's not to love?

  • Latitude, Suffolk: OK, so there aren't any palm trees in Suffolk, but there are beautiful rolling hills and multi-coloured sheep.

  • Hangout Festival, Alabama: About as laid back as it sounds, Hangout is held at the public beaches of Gulf Shore, Alabama.

  • Wilderness, Oxfordshire: Set in Oxfordshire's exquisite Cornbury Estate, Wilderness is fast gaining a reputation for being one of the most stunning festivals in the UK.

  • Traena, Norway: We say Norway - Traena actually takes place on a tiny island a five-hour boat trip away from the northern coast of Norway. One of the most remote festivals in the world, the stages are 30m-high caves.

  • Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire: Set in beautiful, landscaped grounds in Cambridgeshire, Secret Garden Party is gaining a reputation as one of the wildest and greatest festivals in the UK.

  • NOS Alive, Portugal: Formerly known as Optimus Alive, NOS takes place in the Algés riverside, in Oeiras, Portugal.

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