8 Firefly Festival 2016 Artists You May Not Know (But Should)

8 Firefly Festival 2016 Artists You May Not Know (But Should)
Although I’m sitting here, looking out a window at inches of snow in my backyard, I’m daydreaming about the sunny skies of festival season. Luckily, it’s not too far away! While you wait, take some time to get familiar with 8 artists on the lineup of Firefly Festival taking place in the woodlands of Dover, Delaware June 16-19.

Teen Men

Firefly isn’t far from home for this Delaware-based group! More than just a band, Teen Men put on a particularly unique live experience, playing their dreamy synthpop alongside interactive homemade visuals. Self-described as “public access,” this multimedia group is an experience you won’t want to miss this festival season. You can catch a set by Teen Men on Friday the 17th.

KANEHOLLER

Seamlessly blending soul and electronic, husband and wife Jon Foster (brother of actor Ben Foster) and Chelsea Tyler (yes, Tyler as in daughter of rock legend Steven Tyler) are a dynamic duo. The charisma between these two creates a gripping energy both off and on the stage. Describing their live performance as “a straight dance party”, KANEHOLLER is surely going to put on a show Friday the 17th in Dover!

Twin Limb

If you like atmospheric, layered vocals with a touch of accordion, you’re going to love swaying to Kentucky-native psychedelic neo-folk group Twin Limb. Take one listen to their latest EP’s captivating lead single “Don’t Even Think” and you’ll definitely be lining up for their festival set in June.

Caverns

Caverns is breathing fresh air into the world of rock. The trio from NYC merge notes of classic, progressive, and psych rock with breezy, melodic vocals creating a truly modern sound. These guys have already played some major shows, such as playing during Marc Jacobs’ runway set during 2015 New York Fashion Week. Don’t miss them in Dover!

The Lonely Biscuits

If you’re into music that just exudes good vibes, you need to catch The Lonely Biscuits this summer. This genre-bending group from Kentucky does everything from groovy surf rock to chill rap… and they do it well! Their latest release, an EP titled Come Around, has a summery indie rock vibe that will be sure to draw a crowd Friday the 17th at Firefly.

William Bolton

Detroit-born singer, guitarist, and producer William Bolton makes what he calls soul-hop. With songs that could easily be hits on the radio, William brings a new flow by by mixing pop and hip hop with Motown influences. Keep your eyes peeled for his new EP Love Supreme coming soon and be sure to catch his set at Firefly.

Transviolet

If you’ve seen a commercial for Android’s Google Play Music App featuring a silent disco recently, you’ve probably laid ears on this dynamic pop group. Transviolet is taking a new approach by intertwining the classic catchy energy of pop music with relatable stories and powerful messages. “Girls Your Age,” their song with a statement about girls coming of age and their interaction with society has over 2 million plays on Spotify and has been shared by the likes of Katy Perry and Harry Styles. Catch their Firefly set on Sunday the 19th.

Moon Taxi

Indie/alternative rock band, Moon Taxi, is no stranger to the music scene. Forming in Nashville in 2006, these guys have catalogued over 1,000 shows! With fun sounds of both pop and progressive rock, they have something for everyone. Their latest full-length release, Daybreaker, has what is takes to demand full attention on a festival stage. Don’t miss their set on Saturday the 18th in Dover!

Now that you’ve read up on some performances you can’t miss this year at Firefly, sit back, relax, and take a listen!

Piece by Carly Suplita | @trxpico

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