Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to Dover, Delaware for Firefly Music Festival. This year, the festival showcased some of our favorite upcoming artists, artists we’ve followed for years and everything in between.
On the first day of Firefly Music Festival, the lineup showcased rising talent like Chelsea Cutler and Halfnoise, both who were incredible performances, drawing crowds in front of their stages as they performed.
Throughout the day, fans flocked to the smaller stages, like the Toyota Music Den, which showcased artists on a smaller, more approachable stage.
As the day continued on, festival favorites Sir Sly and X Ambassadors both took their stages, both drawing large crowds at their respective stages. A fan favorite of the night, Tyler, The Creator was energetic and exciting, drawing the largest crowd of the day.
While the music at Firefly Music Festival is easily a highpoint of any festival, the Delaware-based festival also showcases dozens of incredible food vendors, art installations and even a food drive. For those that still have energy after a long day of music, the festival even offered yoga, kickboxing and more in the morning to create the ultimate festival experience.
Finally, the moment fans had been waiting for had arrived. As teams set up production, microphones and even lit the stage, there was audible excitement as headliners Panic! At The Disco and ZEDD took their respective stages. Both performers had incredible energy and made festival-goers feel inclusive by speaking to their crowds.
After some incredible music, a meal from one of the dozens of incredible food vendors and a little Emo Nite dance party, day one was complete. With day two just hours away, attendees were already excited for the next day as they headed back to their campsites.
Check out photos of Day One of Firefly Music Festival below and more festival coverage from Beyond The Stage here.
Photos by Alex Lyon, Review by Addie Whelan