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Assessing the 2018 Firefly lineup

After getting festival lineup after festival lineup in our newsfeed for the past week, we finally have the one we were waiting for - Firefly Music Festival's 2018 lineup - complete  with a new logo.  

 

Placement on a festival's lineup poster is a huge deal these days, just ask 2 Chainz.  So let's take a deeper look at the bands we'll be seeing at the Woodlands this June - 

 

 

Headliners - 

The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem - Not shocked to see Slim Shady and The Killers... had been predicting them for a few days ... I think the shocker here is Arctic Monkeys ... I know this is their only announced show as of now  - but I don't see them on the same level as the other three headliners ... I am kind of suprised not to see a big name DJ or EDM act on the top line - but hey, I'll take some rock over bass drops any day of the week! 

 

Middle of the Pack Bands - 

So gald to see some of our favorite humans on the bill.  2017 was a great year for Portugal. The Man and Vance Joy and it shows in their placement on the lineup.  Psst - hey Portugal. The Man - let's chug beers in the parking lot again in 2018! 

 

 

Other notable acts  in this section of the lineup - 

 

Foster the People, Alt-J, MGMT, Cold War Kids, Rag n Bone Man will all be good ... 

 

Looking forward to seeing Alice Merton for the first time of course! 

 

The setting sun at the Woodlands will should make a magical background for Lord Huron

 

Jimmy Eat World's set should be an hour of sing a longs - and Royal Blood's set should be sweaty, loud, and awesome. 

 

Digging Deeper

In 2017, we did a segment called Firefly Fine Print bands, where we found our favorite bands on the lineup we never heard of ... we'll be bringing that back in 2018 - and here's a few of the bands we think we'll be into based on the names alone: 

 

San Holo, Ron Gallo, Fly By Midnight, Welshy Arms, and The Glorious Suns! 

 

All in all - this is a solid lineup ... tickets are on sale at FireFlyFestival.com and range from General admission ($269) to Super VIP ($2,499) ... and you know that'll we'll be giving some away in the coming weeks :)