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    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:30:15

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    Delaware's Firefly music festival is set to become the first fan-curated festival with it's 2017 edition. The annual concert takes place in the state capital, Dover, and has attracted a variety of top talent in the past, including acts such as Foo Fighters, Blink-182, and Florence + the Machine. The festival has always been tapped into their audience, and since 2013 have been releasing a yearly survey to fans to see who they want to see perform.

    Yesterday, Firefly announced it would step even further into the fan-curated concept. Red Frog Events' Creative Programming Director, Christiane Pheil, explained the festivals next step via a statement on the company website:

    "What always brings us back, is knowing that we built it together. With all of you. So, a question recently dawned on us. Why just the lineup? Why can't we work together to create the entire Firefly experience? The answer to that question is what likely brought you here. This concept of a fan-curated festival. What is it? Why is it important? What's next?

    "Starting now, you will have the opportunity to be involved in every piece of Firefly. Throughout the next seven months, we will be releasing several surveys specific to each area of the festival. Artists, attractions, food, camping, merchandise, etc. These are your opportunities to voice your opinion, to help curate the best weekend of the summer, and to be meraki with all of us."

    Surveys for next year's festival can be found on the website. The festival is set to take place between June 15-18.

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    12.06.16



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