The Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware, is going to hand the keys over to the people that make it all happen: the fans. According to a post on the event's website, this year's edition of Firefly will not only let concertgoers participate in the annual talent survey -- which helps determine the lineup -- but they'll also help vote on changes to campsite activities, merchandise, food vendors and Firefly's look.
"What is a fan-curated festival? Let’s start from the beginning. Hopefully, you are all aware of the talent survey that we release each summer," read a letter from organizers of the Red Frog Events-promoted event. "Since 2013, surveys have completely revolutionized our approach to booking the Firefly lineup. The results provide direct insight into what you want. As the lineup morphs and changes – as acts confirm or pass – we revisit your feedback to guide our next move. Over the last four years, we have booked 31 of the top 40 mid-tier acts and 7 of the top 10 headliners. Blink-182, Earth Wind & Fire, Busta Rhymes – each of these were booked solely because you wanted them."
In fact, fans have been credited in the past with helping to get the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers added to the lineup.