Billboard Explains: How Music Festivals Pick Their Lineups

Music festivals have exploded around the globe during the 21st century by bringing together a variety of artists for a multiple-day event of seemingly endless live performances.

But how does a festival put together the perfect lineup of artists?

The latest episode of Billboard Explains unpacks the sometimes years-long process in which a music festival lineup designed for thousands of fans becomes a reality. Goldenvoice vp of talent Stacy Vee and Billboard senior director of live music & touring Dave Brooks discuss how the massive puzzle comes together to create an unforgettable experience.