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Firefly Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Weeknd, Muse, Chance the Rapper, and Bob Dylan headline four-day festival.

By Amy Mulvihill | January 27, 2017, 12:17 pm

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Arts District

Firefly Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The Weeknd, Muse, Chance the Rapper, and Bob Dylan headline four-day festival.

By Amy Mulvihill | January 27, 2017, 12:17 pm

-aLIVE Coverage

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A big piece of the DMV's summer concert schedule fell into place today as Firefly Music Festival announced its 2017 lineup. The slate for the sixth annual event—which returns to The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware, June 15-18—is headlined by Canadian R&B star The Weeknd, British rockers Muse, rising hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, indie duo Twenty One Pilots, and legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan.

Also on the bill for the fan-curated event are indie-rock faves Weezer, The Shins, Franz Ferdinand, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and OK Go, as well as veteran hip-hop acts such as Busta Rhymes, T-Pain, and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Homegrown talent is represented, too. Rockville-reared college rockers O.A.R. will play a jam-filled set, and Maggie Rogers, an emerging singer-songwriter from Easton, has earned a slot as well. Rogers is one to watch. Her trippy folk song "Alaska" is in rotation on WTMD and, this summer, she impressed industry heavyweight Pharrell Williams during a music masterclass at New York University, with Williams telling Rogers he had "zero notes" for her because she "was already doing her own thing."

In addition to seven stages of music, Firefly—which bills itself as the largest music and camping festival on the East Coast—is about the experience. Hammocks are strung from trees and attendees are encouraged to camp, either with a BYO approach or through event-sponsored accommodations. Popular attractions, including the Dogfish Head Brewery, a farmers market, yoga lessons, and a headphone disco are all returning, as well.

General admission, camping packages, and VIP tickets go on sale today at 1 p.m., available through the Firefly website.




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Amy Mulvihill is a senior editor at Baltimore, where she covers the environment, travel, real estate, neighborhood news, and culture.

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