Meet The World’s First Completely Fan-Curated Music Festival

Everyone would like to run their own festival without any of the hardships, and US festival Firefly is tapping into that, letting fans choose their own festival experience.

Firefly has put a heavy emphasis on letting fans have a strong input when it comes to the festival lineup. Blink-182, Earth Wind & Fire and Busta Rhymes have all previously been booked because the public voted for them.

Now, they’re expanding that to include just about everything that’s integral to the festival experience. Fans can access polls and surveys on the website and on social media, to choose everything from restaurants names right down to the art installations.

First up, they need help choosing the lineup. They’re asking fans who they want to see by genre including electronic, hip hop and pop. You can also request any band if you feel there’s someone you’re dying to see.

You can also vote on what attractions you want to have at the festival, with organisers giving punters the chance to vote for a ping pong bar or a world class cocktail bar. You can even decide on which morning activities you’d like to do if you’re camping.

“People will be able to speak to every single facet of Firefly,” Creative Programming Director Christiane Pheil told Consequence Of Sound.

“It will be a really cool experience for them when they come to the festival in June and they walk in and they see everything come to life.”

Of course, there’s a danger to placing everything in the public’s hand. That’s exactly how the UK ended up with a boat named Boaty McBoatface, after a poll to name a research vessel backfired.

Given that people voting will probably be attending the festival though, hopefully it will all go to plan.

You can jump on the Firefly website right now and contribute some ideas.

Watch: Firefly Festival 2015

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