Calgary music festival Sled Island celebrated 10 years of music, art shows, comedy sketches, and films in 2016. To commemorate the anniversary we have created an experience that is the epitome of discovery -- combining the Flickr and Spotify platforms.
Like the festival the online experience had to be a bit random and exciting. We created a generator that randomly pulled a photo from Sled Island's Flickr database, found the tagging data, and used Spotify’s open API to attach music to the photo. We overplayed each photo with a distinct design treatment, band name, venue info and date when they played their Sled Island show. Users then can click “Discover” to explore thousands of bands who have played at the festival in previous years.