“He’s opened Paisley Park because he read online that people would do it (stage a festival) without him, so he got into it himself,” a spokesperson explained. “This way, it lets his fans experience the real thing with the real story and do it Paisley Park style, in its own place and with him there.”

“Prince: A Celebration” will include tours of the recording studio, sound stage, displays of The Artist’s costumes and awards and set pieces including the motorcycle from the film Purple Rain.

While The Artist hasn’t referred to himself as Prince since 1993, the former Prince Rogers Nelson evidently does use the pre-‘93 moniker when referring to himself in this context.

The “Celebration” will feature an interactive exhibit where fans can vote on songs to be included on upcoming albums, and a “Purple Time Tunnel” which traces The Artist’s career.

Additionally, “dancetildawn” parties, vintage concert films, and performances from surprise guests are scheduled each night of the festival.

Tickets for the tour, not including the nightly parties, will be available at the door each day for $15. A $70 VIP pass will get you into all events and includes preferred seating at the June 13 concert.

VIP passes go on sale through The Artist’s Web site May 13 while tickets for the concert only will be available at the Northrup Auditorium box office June 3.

Proceeds from the festival will go to Love4OneAnother.com, a charitable umbrella the Artist established benefitting a range of child-related causes, according to his spokesperson.

The charity will host more than 20 children from the Wayside House, a housing program for women recovering from chemical dependency, to a private tour of the studios, sound stages and Paisley Park Museum and a screening of “The Muppet Show” episode guest starring the Artist.

The Purple One has scheduled a May 16 press conference to discuss his independent status and initiatives for other artists, according to a spokesperson.

“Now that he is under no contract, he can convey to other artists they don’t need to stay within the confines of the music industry.”

He is expected to address the possibility of a tour and changes to the New Power Generation lineup, along with formally announcing the festival.