Firefly Music Festival has announced its return to The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware for its eighth year on June 21st–23rd, 2019. The multi-day event has grown into one of the premier camping music festivals along the eastern U.S. since beginning back in 2012. Along with a smattering of rock and indie acts, Firefly boasts a diverse, hip-hop- and electronic-heavy lineup for next summer, with scheduled headlining performances from Panic! At The Disco on night one, Travis Scott on Saturday, and Post Malone to close the event on Sunday.
The festival’s 2019 lineup poster appears to be aimed towards a slightly younger audience who would be much more inclined to embrace such a strong presence of rap and EDM. More top-level names scheduled to perform at Firefly next year also include Tyler, The Creator, Zedd, Kygo, Louis The Child, GRiZ, DJ Snake, Brockhampton, and Alison Wonderland. Rock fans should at least be happy to see names like Death Cab For Cutie, Vampire Weekend, Courtney Barnett, X Ambassadors, and Dashboard Confessional towards the top of the daily lineups, although the number of guitar-playing artists is certainly dwarfed by ones who solely rely on a computer and external hard drive to perform. Fans should also make a note of some of the mid-tier artists found on next year’s lineup, including Tank and the Bangas, Yoke Lore, Rubblebucket, and KNOWER.
Firefly Music Festival 2019 Lineup Announcement Video
Over this past summer, it was announced that AEG Presents would purchase the remaining ownership of the event from original producers, Red Frog Events. The full acquisition of Firefly adds to corporate promoter’s growing arsenal of festivals ranging from Coachella to New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The new ownership would explain some of the noticeable changes to Firefly’s 2019 format, starting with the festival shrinking in length from its usual four days down to three. Another big takeaway would, of course, be the dominance of hip-hop and electronic music throughout the lineup. The overall artist programming for 2019 isn’t necessarily weak, but does come as a surprise from a festival which that booked Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Kings Of Leon, and even Paul McCartney in recent years.
All ticket options will be going on sale starting this Friday, December 14th at 12 p.m. EST at the official event website.