Firefly Music Festival, the east coast’s largest music and camping festival, wrapped its eighth year Sunday night, capping off a 3-day event that saw headlining sets by Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott and Post Malone as well as noteworthy performances by a diverse collection of artists, including Kygo, Tyler, the Creator, Vampire Weekend, DJ Snake, ZEDD, Death Cab for Cutie, Brockhampton, Courtney Barnett, TLC, Lykke Li, Bishop Briggs, Lauren Daigle, Alison Wonderland, King Princess, Jessie Reyez and Tank and the Bangas.
The Grammy-winning and Platinum-selling artists weren’t the only reason fans were loving the 2019 fest. With over $4 million in upgrades in 2019, Fireflyers arrived to the Woodlands to find upgraded facilities, top tier entertainment (in addition to festival performances) and creative programming all designed to foster a sense of camaraderie and community during their long weekend of music.
Campers dove right in to the new immersive camping experience, The Great Atlantic Campout, and freshened up in the new permanent showers and Spruce Up Lounges before enjoying morning DJ sets, intramural volleyball and water slide fun in the sand beach entertainment complex, the North Hub Beach Club.
In the South Hub, campers expanded their minds through CHATs (Come Hear About Things) programming – including meditation and craft classes and artist panels with Firefly musicians – and challenged their bodies with human foosball. Throughout the campgrounds, Ranger Stations kept campers up-to-date on activities and provided restrooms, communal grills and charging and water refill stations.
Once inside the festival grounds, fans were greeted by a host of new production upgrades, experiences and activities all meant to make their festival bigger, better and more fun. At the new Bazaar, shoppers picked up treasures and trinkets at the Central Market and enjoyed comedy, dating game shows, karaoke and variety acts at The Roost. Over in the Thicket, tucked between the trees, not a sound was heard during the silent disco – even asEmo Nite held the first-ever silent mosh pit. In The Nook, friends gathered for relaxed conversation or a quick hammock nap, before visiting the interactive butterfly experience, where hundreds of live butterflies fluttered around the geodesic dome – before they were released back into the Woodlands on Sunday afternoon.
Firefly Music Festival is thankful for the support of 2019 festival partners: Bud Light, Pantene, Toyota, American Express, Department of Tourism, Marriott Bonvoy, Fruit of the Loom, Pandora, Tinder, Bai, Malibu, Pepsi, StubHub, Dogfish Head, Patron, High Brew, Teva, Deep Eddy Vodka, Riunite, Playstation, Delaware Lottery, DART, Delaware Office of Highway Safety, and Eno.
For more information about Firefly Music Festival, visit FireflyFestival.com.