See the 2021 Firefly lineup and schedule HERE

Firefly Festival is finally upon us, and the lineup is stacked! Billie Eilish, The Killers, Tame Impala, and Lizzo are going to light up the Dover sky with headlining sets we’ve all anticipated for over a year. Here are also ten rising artists you need to add to your 2021 Firefly Festival schedule:

Peach Face – Thursday @ 3 pm (Firefly)

22-year-old Baltimore-based musician Alison Ramirez aka Peach Face, is set to make her debut appearance at Firefly this weekend. Born to an American mother and an El Salvadoran father who left the US when she was a small child, Alison writes ethereal, lo-fi pop songs exploring love, identity, and loss through the lens of existing simultaneously in disparate worlds. This year, Ramirez unveiled her debut EP, Dirt, including her 2020 breakout single, “Grilled Cheese” which has already notched over 2 million streams. DMV, show up!

girl in red – Thursday @ 6:45 pm (Firefly)

Running low on serotonin? Then you won’t want to miss 22-year-old Norwegian singer-songwriter girl in red. Launching from bedroom indie-pop to full-fledged viral sensation, she accumulated nearly one billion streams ahead of her highly-anticipated debut album, If I Could Make It Go Quiet. Making her Firefly debut this weekend, she’s an artist you can’t miss.

almost monday – Friday @ 5:30 pm (Treehouse)

San Diego-based trio almost monday released their new single “cool enough” last month alongside a music video that captures only an ounce of the energy this band delivers on stage. They recently shared an EP, til the end of time, but with a growing discography of hits like “broken people” and “parking lot view,” their set is sure to bring much-needed sunny, Cali alt-pop to Delaware.

Arlo Parks – Friday @ 5:45 pm (Wonder)

Coming off the January release of her Mercury Prize-winning debut album, Collapsed In Moonbeams, is the enchanting Arlo Parks. Her soulful indie-pop explores each avenue of life’s beauty and pain, often using spoken word to paint pictures worth far more than a thousand. Parks, the Brit Awards 2021 Breakthrough Artist Award winner, just played her first headline gig in NYC this week and is a must-see on Friday.

St. Panther – Friday @ 7 pm (Treehouse)

At the crossroads of R&B and rap, you’ll find multi-talented artist Daniela Bojorges-Giraldo aka St. Panther. Quickly rising for her unique perspective and palette, her set at Firefly might become one of those moments you brag about seeing years later. Check out St. Panther’s new single, “Problem” or if you’re more into rap, “Highway.”

Maria Isabel – Saturday @ 3:45 pm (Treehouse)

New York-born Dominican singer-songwriter María Isabel just released her latest EP, i hope you’re very happy without me, consisting of vulnerable lyrics and warm vocals rooted in alt-R&B. While she names Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Shakira as influences – Isabel offers a genuine, original sound all her own. Ahead of her set, soak in her latest single and music video, “Baby…”

Binki – Saturday @ 5:30 pm (Treehouse)

Earlier this year, binki shared the incredible single, “Clay Pigeon,” the lead track off his acclaimed debut EP, MOTOR FUNCTION, via Fader Label. A performer at his core and currently supporting Glass Animals on their North American tour, binki’s innovative fusion of pop, cavalier funk, and bratty rock swagger is going to attract a massive crowd this weekend. Check out his latest video for “Landline” off his EP. 

Remi Wolf – Saturday @ 5:45 pm (Wonder)

Quickly emerging as one of the most colorful pop artists, Remi Wolf is ready to tear up the ‘Wonder’ stage with her psychedelic disco funk energy. After releasing her single “Quiet On Set,” it is apparent that she is only evolving and has fans on the edge of their seat for the official release of her upcoming 13 track LP, Juno. Wolf is known for her high-energy stage presence, and Firefly will be no exception. Turn up the volume and enjoy “Quiet on Set.”

Claud – Sunday @ 1:30 pm (Wonder)

Do you listen to Clairo or enjoy soft ballads from artists like Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers? Well then, your next favorite artist might be Claud. The first signee to Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory label in 2021, they released a stellar debut album, Super Monster, which includes one of the best songs of 2021, “Soft Spot.” See the video below and our full album review here.

ROLE MODEL – Sunday @ 7 pm (Treehouse)

“SEE YOU AT FIREFLY” – Tucker Pillsbury, aka ROLE MODEL, posted on Twitter in excitement to make his Sunday debut. With a new song and music video, “death wish,” just hours old, his anticipated set this weekend will mark several firsts for the rising pop artist. Considering his ever-growing sound and voice – the performance ROLE MODEL delivers could be one of his best yet.

See the full Firefly 2021 lineup and schedule HERE. See you in Dover!

Co-written with Tim Kubasik

Festival Music

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