Hi everyone, Hollywood Kyle here, I’m on in the morning Monday thru Friday with Johnny B, around 9:40am. I cannot wait for Firefly Music Festival to be back after missing it last year! Being a huge music fan, it’s my favorite event in Delaware and has offered me such incredible memories with friends. I’ve seen Paul McCartney sing Hey Jude (well actually the whole crowd sang it in unison for him) and it is by far the most phenomenal feeling I’ve ever experienced at a concert. I’ve also been in mosh pits at Blink 182 and Cage the Elephant with all my friends, wore a $100 Bill costume to the festival for a day, and kissed a beautiful girl as we ran into each other’s arms at Miike Snow. I’ve camped every year I’ve gone and I’ve also rented a U-Haul van the past year, which was super fun.
Firefly is not just for kids or angsty teenagers either. It truly is a festival for all ages, and I would say the median age is above 24. My camping neighbors each year were actually in their late 30s to 50s and enjoyed the experience just as much as we did. We shared drinks with each other and stories of concerts we’ve seen over the years. I’ve also danced with people over the age of 60 at Earth, Wind, and Fire and many other shows.
The best way to do Firefly, in my opinion, is to live every moment to the fullest. And quite honestly – Firefly’s environment makes it extremely easy to do so. Be sure to enter WJBR’s VIP Pass Contest Giveaway thanks to Arby’s by visiting here!
What Acts I’m Most Excited To See At Firefly 2021
White Reaper reminds me of the true classic rock bands my parents introduced to me, like Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, etc. They have this kind of grunge to them too, where the singer’s vocals remind me of a Sex Pistols kind of thing going on. It’s hard to pick which is my favorite song by them, because all are so good.
Peach Pit is an indie rock band that has elements of good ole rock n roll, but also psychedelic rock in it too. Again, super tough to decide which song is my favorite, but they’ve truly become one of my favorite bands this past year. Check out their psychedelic rock sound below.
My friends actually joke around with me saying that this is secretly me, because I have a similar voice to Dominic Fike. Fike’s journey to becoming a widely popular musician has been truly incredible and focused solely on talent. A solo artist and multi-instrumentalist, Fike was actually signed to a record label without even releasing a song. Matter of fact, labels were in a bidding war with each other because the unreleased music was so good.
Tame Impala will be returning to Firefly Music Festival after preforming in the past. This year, they will be a headliner once again. Known for their psychedelic rock and genius songwriting by one man, Kevin Parker, Tame Impala has passed over 1 billion streams with just the one song below.
Okay, I am fully aware this is not some peoples’ cup of tea. That’s fine. It’s a little heavy for some. Quite possibly the heaviest rock band at Firefly this year. Their live concerts can be hectic too, which, if you like them that way like I do, then you’ll have a blast. I’ve seen Turnstile once already in Philly and it was one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever seen. To me, they’re like Beastie Boys but heavy rock. (The singer even sounds like them.)
I’ve seen The Killers twice already, and I will definitely be seeing them again. Their songs have become timeless. Everyone knows their most famous songs – Mr. Brightside and Somebody Told Me but truly all of the songs from the early 2000s are incredible. When they perform Live, they sound right off the record too. This is one of the shows that just thinking about it, gives me the chills because the whole crowd sings in unison. And if you’ve never experienced that yet, it’s something you definitely want to.
Machine Gun Kelly
MGK has gone punk pop and I’m here for it. 100%. His new album Tickets To My Downfall is one of the most popular albums released this past year and the live shows should be incredibly fun.
Band of Horses
Band of Horses writes some of the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard. I will be enjoying this show in the fall weather, my back on the lawn, surrounded by great people and staring at the clouds, soaking up every sound.
Known not only for his music, but also his humor, self directed music videos, and special effects, Oliver Tree is truly a character I will be seeing live again. I caught him at a live show early on in his career, before his first album dropped. He loves his scooter, and genuinely being the goofy one in the public eye.
There’s so many more…
I could go on and on about the many acts that I will be attending, but these are a few of my absolute favorites. WJBR is actually giving away a VIP pass to Firefly 2021, which you can enter for here. I’ll be rooting for whoever enters! You’ll love the experience!
Past Headliners of Firefly Music Festival