Rainer asked: "On this thread, I'd also like to hear from the festival organizers how they put the schedule together with regard to how specific performers are grouped." Speaking personally, I always try to balance an interesting show, stylistically with the performers I know to be the most popular ("I sure don't want to miss Zoe Keating's performance"..........or simliar vibe). I also really take into account how much of a performance a person will present (Brian Kenny Fresno or Artis the Spoonman, as an example will really get a crowd going)..................adding to this, I also like to give the best slots to performers who have travelled the longest distances, favoring the headliners first, featured performers next. Given all those considerations (and reading my list here I realize that I have a lot more considerations that I would have thought I have in picking the schedule) I also try to mix the show up, stylistically, purposefully to give the audience the best 'sampler' of the live looping world that there is. To me, one of the really strong things about our community is that there is absolutely no stylistic center or genre attached to the making of loop oriented music and yet we have a lot of solidarity as a musical community. I don't think I"ve ever been in a musical community that was able to be so diverse and really celebrative of that diversity and frankly, the old hippy in me loves that (ahhhh, I can here the groans now.............lol). I, for one, think that this aspect of the community transcends stylistic groupings of artists. Also, I both produce and perform at a lot of thematically oriented festivals and performances in my own personal world. I just love producing shows like Festival of Found Sounds, Festival of Voice and Electronics, Weird Pop Festivals, Noise Fests, Industrial shows.............Goth shows..............World Ethnic shows..........all the different styles of music that I try to stay active in. Consequently, it's kind of liberating to eschew stylistic considerations at the looping festival.