The FestHype Radio Podcast: 058 Firefly Music Festival 2017 Recap/Review


On this episode of America’s #1 music festival podcast & radio show, host Steven Rhys explores his most recent experiences with his family at of one of the east coasts’ most budding young festivals; Firefly Music FestivalWhich took place from June 15-18 at The Dover International Speedway, in Dover, Delaware.

Firefly Music Festival is produced and put on by Red Frog events and Goldenvoice.  It was first held in 2012 at the Dover International Speedway in Delaware.  This year’s lineup featured over 100 of the biggest names in music sprawled out over 105-acres of festival ground.  Taking place deep within the woods of Delaware, Firefly truly embodies the northeast summer feel.



Things got weird at this year’s Firefly.  From discovering human remains outside the fest, to bands openly bashing other festivals on stage; it’s safe to say that festival goers and artists saw a unique opportunity this year, and ran with it.  It was also a special year for Firefly in other ways too, as this was the first year the festival unveiled it’s new “fan curated” program, which allowed early ticket holders to vote on numerous things from vendors to headlining acts and everything in between.



During this review we will explore the many different areas in which we feel make up a good festival and highlight the ones where Firefly really excelled, and where they could use some improvement.  Those areas include:

    • General Atmosphere & Aesthetics
    • Average Age
    • Venue
    • Vendors
    • Fan Curation
    • Music
    • More!


Also throughout the episode, we feature the music of three artists who performed at Firefly this year, and who we feel you need to make time in your festival schedule for.  This episode serves as promotion for Firefly and these artists, if you enjoy the music please support them by buying their songs, seeing their shows, and spreading the word. This week’s episode features:

Lil Dicky

Cashmere Cat

Maggie Rogers


Don’t miss Firefly next year!  Set to take place next year June 14-17, 2018 🙂

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