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Your guide to the 2018 Firefly Music Festival lineup

Firefly Music Festival is about to hit The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware, and the lineup is dazzling and massive. Here are the acts you definitely shouldn't sleep on, beyond the headliners.

Thursday, June 14

Chromeo - this duo specializes in funky dance anthems in the vein of nu-disco and synth-pop. It's going to be a great show to get the party started, especially if you're driving from D.C. to Delaware.

Hippie Sabotage - There's something kind of special about listening to dreamy EDM under a canopy of trees and Hippie Sabotage totally fits the bill.

Chicano Batman - Tropicalia meets low-key L.A. rock for those who want to build up to getting turned up.

Friday, June 15

Arctic Moneys - The rock group has really grown into its sound as the years have passed and their newest album is infinitely re-listenable.

Lizzo - Her hip hop beats are banging and her lyrics are body positive, pro-woman and definitely had some people trying to twerk when she recently opened for Haim at The Anthem.

Cold War Kids - This indie rock group has made some people cry and also sing obnoxiously in the car. I'm not saying those people include me, but I'm also not saying it also doesn't include me.

Foster the People - They headlined at All Things Go and kept audiences dancing in the rain, even when they announced they wouldn't perform their 2010 hit 'Pumped Up Kicks' in light of the Las Vegas shooting.

Logic - The hip-hop artist has proven to be a breakout star over the past few years and he just keeps getting better.

We Are Scientists - I'll admit, I'm a little biased towards We Are Scientists because the founding members, Keith Murray and Chris Cain, met in my hometown. Nevertheless their indie rock sound has proven to be popular as their sound has matured and found its own life.

Saturday, June 16

Eminem - There's no shortage of polarization around Eminem and his music, but everyone's tried to rap their way through 'Lose It' and some point in their life.

The Killers - "COMIN' OUT OF MY CAGE AND I'VE BEEN DOIN' JUST FINE"

Portugal. The Man - Everyone's heard 'Feel it Still', but their entire body of work is worth jamming out to.

Lil Wayne - This hip hop set is going to be insanely high energy and encourage a bit of debauchery, just like the rapper himself.

Martin Garrix- For those wishing they were were at a West Coast mega-rave, Martin Garrix will definitely scratch that itch.

Vance Joy - Indie folk pop's Australian heart-throb leans towards upbeat, dreamy and we're not complaining.

Sunday, June 17

Kendrick Lamar - Can anything be said about Kendrick that hasn't been said already? He's a hip hop genius that decided to grace all of us with his presence at Firefly.

SZA - The artist recently revealed that she permanently damaged her voice, so her presence at Firefly isn't guaranteed. However, every song of hers drips with sensuality and incredible flows.

Odesza - Odesza is firmly EDM, but it has a mystifying appeal to those who have a distaste for the genre. In fact, their show was so popular at The Anthem, they added another night. Their acts often contain a full drum line and stunning visuals, so be ready for an amazing show.

MGMT - The band that gave us some of the defining songs of that late 2000s just made a solidly psychedelic sophomore effort on their latest album.

Betty Who - Betty Who had the entire audience dancing when she performed at All Things Go last year and her song 'Somebody Loves You' is a perfect celebration of pride month.


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