With so many bands included in this year’s lineup of Firefly Music Festival, it is difficult for music fans to make decisions on which bands to see during the 4-day weekend that begins on Thursday June 18. As every big festival, several schedule conflicts will make you take hard decisions, but in the end, what matters is that you will witness one of the best festivals of the year.
To help you with these tough choices, we made a list of the TOP 10 acts that we don’t want to miss.
Vacationer are one of my favourite bands. Their show overlaps with Foster the People, but I still hope that they get the attention they deserve. They have released two excellent albums so far ‘Gone‘ and ‘Relief‘ that you should definitely check out. By the way, you can read our interview with the band here.
I remember when we just began with Indscene in 2010, Bastille was voted by fans as the “Artist to watch in 2011″. They were right! Look how far he has gone. It only took one album for him to cross the line between the underground and the mainstream world.
8- Empire of the Sun
I used to think that most of their music sounded like MGMT’s “Kids” (and other songs from ‘Oracular Spectacular’), but to be fair, the Australian duo’s combination of electronic music and rock have the perfect mix to make you sing, jump, and dance in any festival.
7- Matt & Kim
Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim will be at Firefly and their album ‘New Glow‘ is full of fresh new music. It was released a couple of months ago, and so far it’s one of our favourites.
I’ve never seen Awolnation live, but their music makes me thing that their lives shows are a guarantee of having an awesome time. Make sure you listen to their latest album ‘Run‘…you’ll see what I’m talking about.
Spoon is also a must. I saw them last year at Outside Lands, but by that time I was still listening at their old stuff and stupidly ignored their latest release ‘They Want My Soul‘. Now that I have listened to it many times, I’m really looking forward to see them perform their newest songs live.
4- Modest Mouse
Modest Mouse is one of those bands that you need to see live at least once, even if you’re not a big fan. Their latest release ‘Strangers to Ourselves‘ proves that they are one of the best rock/alternative bands in the US.
3- The Killers
You probably won’t be able to watch them live for a long time, as their frontman Brandon Flowers is currently focused on his solo career with the recent release of ‘The Desired Effect’. Who knows, maybe this will be their last show in a couple of years.
It is a miracle that Morrissey will actually be performing at the festival. This time, with no cancellations, no absurd rules, just pure Morrissey + Smiths music.
1- Paul McCartney
Do we really need to tell you why?