New Lineup! View All of The Artists that Firefly Music Fest Has in Its Jar for 2017 Iteration
Dover, Delaware’s own Firefly Music Festival has released a 2017 lineup that is positively glowing for the festival’s fifth birthday this year, a milestone in Firefly’s existence.
Firefly will return to The Woodlands—of Dover’s International Speedway, a 105-acre festival ground—for its fifth iteration on Thursday, June 15th, and will extend to Sunday, June 18th. The four-day event will bring a broad set of talent from various genres, with folk, rap, rock, and EDM being represented across the newly released lineup.
Although impressed by Firefly’s commissioning of Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, and Bob Dylan, naturally, we’re most interested in the festival’s dance music offerings. A festival that may boast on account of its consistent musical diversity, Firefly seems to have widened its electronic dance music offerings for 2017, featuring Flume, Dillon Francis, Galantis, Cashmere Cat, Illenium, Benny Benassi, Sam Feldt, Anna Lunoe, and Matoma, to name a few.
In previous years, the festival has invited mostly alternative artists, with the dance music genre in attendance at Firefly, yet not to the extent that it is this year. The prevalence of popular dance music DJs on the 2017 Firefly lineup seems to indicate the festival’s acknowledgment of the genre as one that continues to increase almost exponentially in its popularity. In order to compete with other festivals that seek to merge the alternative with EDM, Firefly must accordingly deliver a lineup with strong representation of each category, and has done so with its 2017 lineup.
While leg wraps and furries will undoubtedly be out of place at the DE festival—this isn’t EDC, after all—The Woodlands might just attract more kandi sporting ravers now than in previous years, especially in light of EDC New York’s recent cancellation. Of a reasonable distance from the New York metropolitan area, Firefly materializes as one of the more geographically accessible festivals with EDM offerings. The gap left by EDC NY may very well be compensated for by Firefly this year, despite the festival’s difference in timing.
Tickets are currently on sale for the June event, with four-day GA passes starting at $289, and four-day VIP passes beginning at $699. As Firefly is a camping festival that sells out of camping passes each year, those interested will want to purchase camping passes in addition to their four-day passes. General tent camping begins at $169 for camping from Thursday-Monday, and $219 for camping from Wednesday-Monday. Our word to the wise? Buy those passes quickly, or risk camping out in your backyard instead.