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Firefly Music Festival aims to become the first fan-curated music fest

The team that puts together the Firefly Music Festival will be welcoming your creative-input this year. Fans will have the chance to curate all sorts of attractions, menu options, festival designs and music lineups at this year’s summer event. The Firefly Music Festival has quickly become one of Delaware’s most popular summer events, and the festival is hoping that fans can make it even better. The organizers of Firefly call the event, “the east coast’s largest music and camping festival,” and if you’ve ever attended, you know that Firefly is usually a three-day stretch of hot weather and great music. The festival announced new this week that will bolster fan-engagement by adding new interactive options for festival goers and music-fans. All of these new initiatives are designed to promote fan-feedback and make the event better than ever. Firefly hopes to achieve this through a variety of consumer-focused initiatives including fan surveys, votes, and contests. When everything’s said and done, Firefly will become the first-ever fan-curated music festival.

Since the festival’s inception in 2012, the organization has embraced fan feedback regarding the acts they would most want to take stage at The Woodlands, which has directly impacted the lineup each year. Moving forward, Firefly organizers will be incorporating fan feedback into additional major decisions and changes for the festival. Examples of fan voting options include the lineup, merchandise designs and products, attractions, cocktails and food, camping and festival amenities, and more. Firefly organizers plan to incorporate their partners on select initiatives.

“We couldn’t be more excited to further evolve the roots on which Firefly was built: the fans,” says Christiane Pheil, Director of Creative Programming at Red Frog Events. “We’ve always emphasized the importance of producing a festival for our guests, and now we’ll be the first festival to truly give fans a voice and the ability to guide the future of Firefly.”

The festival will most likely start rolling-out these new interactions over the coming weeks. The 2017 edition of Firefly Music Festival will take place June 15 – 18 at The Woodlands of Dover, DE. Ticket sales and the lineup will be announced in early 2017. Four-day General Admission passes will go on sale at the initial price of $289 and VIP at $699. General tent camping will start at $169.