Summer is for camping, fact. Being outside under the stars in the great wide open… what could be better than that? How about adding in close friends, music-loving strangers and the best entertainers in the business? Enter east coast's Firefly Music Festival: a three-day music and arts centric campout extravaganza, featuring the top names in reggae, alternative, hip hop, pop and EDM. The east coast gets a bit muggy in the summertime, but luckily, Firefly Fest lands right at the brink. Spanning June 21st through the 23rd 2019, Firefly returns to Dover's International Speedway in Delaware – the perfect setting to kick off the season.
The lineup for Firefly 2019 has dropped… and so has everyone's jaws.
Dubbed “The Great Atlantic Campout”, Firefly offers a myriad of hospitality options, ranging from your basic camping (you, know, tents and stuff) all the way to glamping and RV packages. Not up for the Great Outdoors? That's fine, too, considering the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino resides a stone's throw away from the fest. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but the hotel is conveniently adjacent to the festival gates. Don't have the money for a hotel or a tent? Firefly has your back; simply add on camping equipment rentals when you purchase your weekend passes. Speaking of passes and add-ons, a shuttle service or suites are available to book now, as well as general admission, VIP, Super VIP and Super Duper VIP tickets… but let's get to those later.
First, let's chat about why this year will be bigger and better than ever. The lineup for Firefly 2019 has dropped… and so has everyone's jaws. Not only that, but the Firefly crew has released the daily agenda! Headlining Friday is alt pop heavy-hitters Panic! at the Disco, along with rap's Tyler, The Creator and EDM chart topper Zedd. Also appearing on is Louis The Child, Awolnation, Courtney Barnett, X Ambassadors, Bob Moses, TLC, SOJA, Gunna, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sir Sly, Dennis Lloyd, Chelsea Cutler, The Knocks, Ekali, Gus Dapperton, Lil Mosey, Cuco, Sales, CAAMP, The Record Company, Arkells, Bea Miller, Grizfolk, Halfnoise, Ripe, Sweater Beats, Crooked Colours, Yung Bae, Party Pupils, The Main Squeeze, Shaed, The Nude Party, Evan Gha, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Beau Young Prince, Bumpin Uglies and Dragondeer. Wowzha.
Saturday keeps the party at an all-time high with headlner Travis Scott, as well as Kygo and Death Cab For Cutie. If that's not diverse enough, Brockhampton, Young The Giant and Alison Wonderland has a knack for hyping up crowds. Further Saturday entertainers include $uicideboys, Dashboard Confessional, King Princess, Bishop Briggs, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Phosphorescent, Lauren Daigle, Tank and the Bangas, 4B, Hippo Campus, Snail Mail, Saba, Flora Cash, Taylor Bennett, Joywave, Masonair, Max, Alec Benjamin, JPEGMAFIA, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Emo Nite, Little Simz, Let's Eat Grandma, The Midnight, Bloodpop®, Great Good Fine OK, Rubblebucket, Max Frost, Half Alive, Lawrence, Lolo Zouai, Ziggy Alberts, Flipp Dinero, FM-84, PLS&TY, Kid Quill, Rakeem Miles and Yoke Lore.
Like all good things in life, Firefly 2019 has to eventually come to an end. Fortunately, Day Three is stacked so full of fun that you won't even mind the weekend expiration. Starting with Thumpasaurus and The Orphan The Poet, Sunday exhibits Naked Giants, Lostboycrow, Castlecomer, CVBZ, The Teskey Brothers, King Henry, Tyla Yaweh, Magic Giant, Boogie, VHS Collection, Sodown, Knower, Protoje, Nombe, Medasin, Jukebox The Ghost, Yungblud, 070 Shake, Two Feet, Nora En Pure, Lovelytheband, Hop Along, Jessie Reyez, Car Seat Headrest, 3LAU, Quinn XCII, AJR, Gucci Mane, Lykke Li, Walk The Moon, Griz, DJ Snake, Vampire Weekend and to close it all down, the most sought-after headliner in the biz, Post Malone. After that hefty list, a victory dance is warranted. Please take a moment to do that now.
Day Three is stacked so full of fun that you won't even mind the weekend expiration.
You know what's happening in Delaware early next summer, so it's time to look into festy accommmodations. General admission and VIP packages are available (although single day has yet to go live). Super VIP includes all the regular VIP perks, as well as exclusive dining options, access to artist lounges, a Super VIP shwag bag, a private open bar, daily complimentary snacks, two meal tickets per day, golf cart transport and more. Want the time of your life on steroids? Opt for the Super Duper VIP, which doubles the Super VIP pack for two and adds a hotel at the Dover Downs for three nights, ups the golf cart to a private transport service, gives you a 24-hour concierge hotline, priority pretty much anything and more for $7,200. Can't ball that hard? Understandable. GA starts as low as $299 for the time being. For more information or to get your tickets now, visit www.fireflyfestival.com.