Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Festival is fast-approaching, happening June 16-19. Since we last spoke, the schedule was revealed. There’s not too much exciting stuff (to us at least) on Thursday, but AlunaGeorge play at 9:45 PM which is a cool way to start your weekend if you’re getting in Thursday night.
There’s a tough conflict on Friday, Ludacris vs Tame Impala, which will make you pick between a set (presumably) packed with early ’00s rap nostalgia and one of the biggest, buzziest psych-rock bands of the 2010s. Other than that, you can see Vince Staples, Flogging Molly, Disclosure and Kings of Leon without conflict.
On Saturday the toughie is M83 vs A$AP Rocky, but you can see Quilt, Chairlift, CHVRCHES, Fetty Wap, Death Cab For Cutie, Florence + the Machine and Deadmau5 without conflict. (Quilt and Chairlift also both play intimate sets that day on smaller stages.)
On Sunday, it’s between R&B/soul/funk/disco legends Earth Wind & Fire and current arena rock stars The 1975. “S.O.B.” hitmaker Nataniel Rateliff‘s intimate Coffee House set and rising rapper Goldlink are up against pop punk lifers blink-182. (You can see Nathaniel’s main set earlier at 2:45 PM though.) Mumford & Sons and Major Lazer wrap up the day without anyone overlapping with them (though they overlap with each other for a half hour).
Check out the full schedule HERE.
Like we just were at Sasquatch this past weekend, BrooklynVegan will be in the Toyota Music Den. Stay tuned for more details on that.