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Vampire Weekend, Tyler The Creator and Travis Scott lead the way at another successful Firefly Festival in Delaware

This was my second year attending Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. Last year, I decided I wanted to go to a music festival on the east coast for my birthday. I saved up and went on a roadtrip from South Carolina up to the Woodlands with one of my best friends. Firefly became one of my favorite festivals just from last years experience so it was an honor getting to attend this year as media.

Vampire Weekend

A few of the reasons I absolutely love Firefly:

  1. I love how relaxed the festival is – people aren’t dressing up or as self-absorbed as other music festivals. There is a genuine interest in just being present and enjoying music which I think is really cool in such a social media based era.
  2. The mini stages and dive bars is such a cool aspect to this festival. There are probably two or three “main” stages and then the festival has a few more stages which feature smaller artists on a more intimate level. Toyota sponsors their own tent and they had artists like Pls&Ty and Alec Benjamin with crowds less than a hundred people so that super fans could be closer to their favorite performers.
  3. The food is great at Firefly. Every festival has their own set of unique vendors and ones that stand out more like last year when Eminem headlined – his team brought “Mom’s Spaghetti”. This year I really enjoyed this lemonade stand with different flavors as well as a dessert waffle shop.
  4. One of the coolest things that Firefly has to offer is free shows in the different camping hubs for campers who arrive early on Thursday. It was awesome because most festivals make you pay an additional charge to attend but it was open to all campers in either side.
  5. The camping hubs also had their own volleyball courts where people could meet up and play games whether they were friends or strangers. It was a really cool way to vibe with other attendees with the same interests besides music.
  6. The lineup is very unique at Firefly. Although the company was just bought, it still had a more diverse lineup than other festivals. I like how it had artists like Death Cab for Cutie for older audiences but also featured mainstream artists like Travis Scott. I think it’s cool how Firefly tries to make their festival appealing to all ages.
  7. The Nook is really smart idea that Firefly came up with. It’s a lounge for people to get off their feet and lay in hammocks but can still be close enough to hear the music. They’re not ugly hammocks either, they’re really colorful and different sizes. It’s really nice to lay around with friends after walking from set-to-set all weekend.

Firefly Music Festival has existed less than ten years but is still the largest camping festival on the upper east coast which is incredible. It offers comfort, safety, great food, and incredibly talented performers all weekend. I love being able to go and not focus on what my outfit is and just enjoy my time being there. It’s also refreshing to see people of all ages come together to listen to the same music since it’s a family-friendly music festival. For anyone looking for a change in scenery when it comes to festivals, I recommend Firefly because it has decent weather, close to major cities on the east coast, music from all genres, and a welcoming place to be.

Alison Wonderland

Yungblood

Tyler The Creator

Travis Scott

Quinn XCII

Post Malone

Panic! At The Disco

Kygo

Griz

Ekali

Ekali

Chelsea Cutler

Brockhampton

Bishop Briggs

Bea Miller

Lia Crumpton
Lia Crumpton is a concert and lifestyle photographer based in Boise, Idaho. More of her work is at liacrumpton.myportfolio.com.

Vampire Weekend, Tyler The Creator and Travis Scott lead the way at another successful Firefly Festival in Delaware

This was my second year attending Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware. Last year, I decided I wanted to go to a music festival on the east coast for my birthday. I saved up and went on a roadtrip from South Carolina up to the Woodlands with one of my best friends. Firefly became one of my favorite festivals just from last years experience so it was an honor getting to attend this year as media.

Vampire Weekend

A few of the reasons I absolutely love Firefly:

  1. I love how relaxed the festival is – people aren’t dressing up or as self-absorbed as other music festivals. There is a genuine interest in just being present and enjoying music which I think is really cool in such a social media based era.
  2. The mini stages and dive bars is such a cool aspect to this festival. There are probably two or three “main” stages and then the festival has a few more stages which feature smaller artists on a more intimate level. Toyota sponsors their own tent and they had artists like Pls&Ty and Alec Benjamin with crowds less than a hundred people so that super fans could be closer to their favorite performers.
  3. The food is great at Firefly. Every festival has their own set of unique vendors and ones that stand out more like last year when Eminem headlined – his team brought “Mom’s Spaghetti”. This year I really enjoyed this lemonade stand with different flavors as well as a dessert waffle shop.
  4. One of the coolest things that Firefly has to offer is free shows in the different camping hubs for campers who arrive early on Thursday. It was awesome because most festivals make you pay an additional charge to attend but it was open to all campers in either side.
  5. The camping hubs also had their own volleyball courts where people could meet up and play games whether they were friends or strangers. It was a really cool way to vibe with other attendees with the same interests besides music.
  6. The lineup is very unique at Firefly. Although the company was just bought, it still had a more diverse lineup than other festivals. I like how it had artists like Death Cab for Cutie for older audiences but also featured mainstream artists like Travis Scott. I think it’s cool how Firefly tries to make their festival appealing to all ages.
  7. The Nook is really smart idea that Firefly came up with. It’s a lounge for people to get off their feet and lay in hammocks but can still be close enough to hear the music. They’re not ugly hammocks either, they’re really colorful and different sizes. It’s really nice to lay around with friends after walking from set-to-set all weekend.

Firefly Music Festival has existed less than ten years but is still the largest camping festival on the upper east coast which is incredible. It offers comfort, safety, great food, and incredibly talented performers all weekend. I love being able to go and not focus on what my outfit is and just enjoy my time being there. It’s also refreshing to see people of all ages come together to listen to the same music since it’s a family-friendly music festival. For anyone looking for a change in scenery when it comes to festivals, I recommend Firefly because it has decent weather, close to major cities on the east coast, music from all genres, and a welcoming place to be.

Alison Wonderland

Yungblood

Tyler The Creator

Travis Scott

Quinn XCII

Post Malone

Panic! At The Disco

Kygo

Griz

Ekali

Ekali

Chelsea Cutler

Brockhampton

Bishop Briggs

Bea Miller

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