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.

After the video, catch up on more Billboard Explains clips and learn about Billie Eilish's formula for success, the history of rap battlesnonbinary awareness in musicthe Billboard Music Awardsthe Free Britney movement, rise of K-pop in the U.S., why Taylor Swift is re-recording her first six albums, the boom of hit all-female collaborations, how Grammy nominees and winners are chosenwhy songwriters are selling their publishing catalogs, how the Super Bowl halftime show is booked and why Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” was able to shoot to No. 1 on the Hot 100.

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