Headliners included Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott, Post Malone, and more: See the full gallery
FRIDAY – DAY 1
Our three-day adventure started with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins from the best-selling American girl group, TLC. Gus Dapperton led us through a great set with tracks from his debut album, Where Polly People Go To Read, Ekali proved he’s a force in the electronic music scene, and The Knocks teasing new music confirmed we’ve got a summer of good vibes ahead. Rawle Night Long was throwing down in the Silent Disco at the same time, so I had to go check it out. Such a fun set.
Courtney Barnett struck an energetic chord with Fireflyers filling her mid-afternoon Lawn Stage set, and I finally got to see Tyler, the Creator perform tracks from his latest album, IGOR. It made my EARFQUAKE. Then, I went to check out X Ambassadors for the first time ever before seeing an epic headlining set by Panic! At The Disco. Of course, the night did not end there and I soon after found myself within the massive crowd at Zedd. WHAT. AN. UNFORGETTABLE. FIRST. DAY.
Friday included additional performances by Cuco, Evan Giia, Gunna, Bob Moses, Louis The Child, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lil Mosey, Bea Miller, Chelsea Cutler, and more.
SATURDAY – DAY 2
After a head-spinning Friday, my second day at Firefly started with a chill set by Australian alt-folk artist Ziggy Alberts. After his set, I connected with Ziggy on his latest album, Laps Around The Sun – read our full interview. Rising pop superstar MAX tore down the house at The Hideaway Stage – Presented by Pandora. I then caught up with MAX on his massive breakout single, “Lights Down Low,” his latest hit with Quinn XCII, and the anticipated follow-up to 2017s Hell’s Kitchen Angel. Read our conversation here.
After a nice chat with MAX, I had to go check out Bishop Briggs. She’s developed so much as an artist since the last time I saw her perform in 2016. Hands down, one of the best moments followed as I welcomed a Saturday sunset with Dashboard Confessional and Alison Wonderland. Talk about FMUOASL.
A few minutes after Alison Wonderland obliterated her Prism Stage set, BROCKHAMPTON arrived in a golden jet ready to flip Dover on its head. They undeniably succeeded. Travis Scott then showed us that not all heroes wear capes with his insane ASTROWORLD headlining set. Similar to Friday, we ended our night with one post-headliner set, this time opting to see longtime sleepyhead, Passion Pit.
Saturday included additional performances by Ambar Lucid, Hippo Campus, Snail Mail, Young The Giant, Mansionair, Kygo, Jpegmafia, and King Princess.
SUNDAY – DAY 3
My Sunday started with 21st Century Liability, Yungblud. It was fookin’ insane. Lykke Li was so sad so sexy during her mainstage set and her burgundy fit was total flames. Vampire Weekend then took the stage as the sun set on a perfect third day. After briefly getting the funk down with GRiZ, I went to check out A 20 Something Fuck called Two Feet and it was so worth it. Moments later, I joined the swarms of people filling the mainstage for the one and only, Post Malone.
Sunday included additional performances by Jessie Reyez, Tylah Yahew, Hop Along, Walk The Moon, Nora En Pure, and DJ Snake. What an unbelievable time at Firefly 2019. See the full photo gallery here.
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