A democratic process or getting away from the hippie heart of festivals?
The organisers of the Download and Wireless music festivals say they are giving fans more say in how the events are being run.
Live Nation is to introduce a range of new measures at this year’s Download, set for Donington Park on 12-14 June, after feedback from online forums.
They include cutting the distance between stages and campgrounds and improving the toilet facilities.
Fans applauded a disabled camping area, which will return this summer.
The promoters, who also have a hand in T in the Park and the Reading and Leeds festivals, say they now plan on rolling the forums out to include fans at each of the events.
Vice-president of music at Live Nation, Andy Copping, said: “Our festival partners have looked at how we’ve adapted and moved forward with Download and now want to use those same systems and set up forums specific to each festival.”
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