Last.fm Web Services

geo.getEvents

Get all events in a specific location by country or city name.

Example URLs

To get an example URL for this API call you'll first need to join Last.fm and then get an API account.

Params

long (Optional) : Specifies a longitude value to retrieve events for (service returns nearby events by default)
lat (Optional) : Specifies a latitude value to retrieve events for (service returns nearby events by default)
location (Optional) : Specifies a location to retrieve events for (service returns nearby events by default)
distance (Optional) : Find events within a specified radius (in kilometres)
page (Optional) : The page number to fetch. Defaults to first page.
tag (Optional) : Specifies a tag to filter by.
festivalsonly[0|1] (Optional) : Whether only festivals should be returned, or all events.
limit (Optional) : The number of results to fetch per page. Defaults to 10.
api_key (Required) : A Last.fm API key.

Auth

This service does not require authentication.

Sample Response

<events location="New York" page="1" totalpages="105" total="1050">
<event>
  <id>640418</id>
  <title>Nikka Costa</title>
  <artists>
    <artist>Nikka Costa</artist>
    <headliner>Nikka Costa</headliner>
  </artists>
  <venue>
    <name>Bowery Ballroom</name>
    <location>
      <city>New York</city>
      <country>United States</country>
      <street>6 Delancey</street>
      <postalcode>10002</postalcode>
      <geo:point>
         <geo:lat>40.71417</geo:lat>
         <geo:long>-74.00639</geo:long>
      </geo:point>
      <timezone>EST</timezone>
    </location>
    <url>http://www.last.fm/venue/8779095</url>
  </venue>
  <startDate>Mon, 30 Jun 2008</startDate>
  <startTime>20:00</startTime>
  <description><![CDATA[Doors 8pm<br />
$20<br />
18+]]></description>
  <image size="small">...</image>
  <image size="medium">...</image>
  <image size="large">...</image>
  <attendance>42</attendance>
  <reviews>0</reviews>
  <tag>lastfm:event=640418</</tag>
  <url>http://www.last.fm/event/640418</url>
  <website>http://...</website>
  <tickets>
    <ticket supplier="...">http://...</ticket>
    ...
  </tickets>
</event>
...
</events>

Other Formats

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Errors

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  • 3 : Invalid Method - No method with that name in this package
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  • 5 : Invalid format - This service doesn't exist in that format
  • 6 : Invalid parameters - Your request is missing a required parameter
  • 7 : Invalid resource specified
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  • 11 : Service Offline - This service is temporarily offline. Try again later.
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