Firefly Music Festival returns on June 21-23: TICKETS
It’s no secret Firefly Music Festival is quickly becoming one of the must-attend music festivals of the summer. Returning to Dover for its eighth year at the end of June, the festival is shaping up to ensure one of its best years yet – with headliners Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott, and Post Malone ready to deliver show-stopping performances for over 60,000 guests.
While, we’re not rapping along to Post’s “Wow.,” going absolutely wild over Travis’s “SICKO MODE,” or crying emo tears of yesteryears during Panic!’s “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” here are the five non-headlining sets we are not missing at Firefly 2019:
If Tash Sultana and Kali Uchis had a love child, it would be 18-year-old rising indie artist Ambar Lucid. In March, the young singer released her incredible debut EP, Dreaming Lucid and it’s one you don’t want to miss. Fusing influences of alt-R&B, soft rock, and indie-pop, Ambar’s songs often create a tremendous palette of sounds and dimensions only further distinguished and punctuated by her poignant lyricism and delicate vocal delivery. Trust us, you won’t want to miss Ambar’s debut set at Firefly 2019.
Relying on delicious jazz-inspired synths and nostalgia-heavy melodies, LA-based artist Cuco has found skyrocketing success from his bedroom-made bilingual serenades. Aside from his debut projects, 2016s Wannabewithu, and 2017s Songs4u, Cuco collaborated with Clairo last year on “Drown” and opened the year with his Dillon Francis collab, “Fix Me.” With 2019 already seeing three additional singles out of the “Lo Que Siento” crooner, we’re sure his set at Firefly 2019 will be the perfect vibe for laying in the grass with a cold beer and friends.
Rap fans attending Firefly 2019 need to add Chicago rapper Saba to their weekend lineups. Fusing influences of R&B, soul, and jazz, Saba’s emotional and autobiographical lyricism is perfectly complemented by an impressive blend of mid-tempo, eclectic, and at times, bass-heavy beats. Last year, the “Photosynthesis” rapper released an incredible concept album called CARE FOR ME that is dedicated to the memory of his late cousin and truly shows the artist’s sonic growth since his 2016 debut, Bucket List Project.
Following a string of successful singles, his 2016 debut Pink Polo EP, and remixes for Portugal. The Man, MNEK + Zara Larsson, Post Malone, and DJ Khaled, 2018 finally saw the release of Medasin‘s debut album, Irene. Led by tracks like “Home,” “Leaving Earth 2,” and “Warm Blue,” the album is a powerful first effort at capturing the intricate nuances behind every unique synth, chillwave beat, and genre-bending crafted by this Dallas native.
Indie rocker Bishop Briggs is one badass artist and performer. Following the massive success of her runaway 2016 single, “River,” 2018 saw the release of Bishop’s debut album, Church of Scars. While the album’s sonic influences fluctuate from indie pop-rock to folk and electronica, Bishop’s soaring vocal performance and high-energy delivery never seem to waver. With the anthemic battle cry of “White Flag” and the howling bass-heavy kick of “Hi-Lo (Hollow)” sure to make set appearances, Bishop Briggs is sure to deliver an unforgettable set at Firefly 2019.
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