Firefly Music Festival 2022 Review

Written by on October 11, 2022

The weekend of September 22-25, 2022 marked Firefly Music Festival’s 10th anniversary. With over a hundred artists of all different genres, across four days, and six stages- it’s impossible not to find something to love about Firefly. Tucked behind the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, you will find The Woodlands, home to the east coast’s second largest music festival. 

Each night was host to a different headliner. Halsey started off the weekend strong, with My Chemical Romance to follow on Friday. Green Day has a stellar performance on Saturday, and Dua Lipa finished up the weekend. 

Firefly had amazing performances by Weezer, Avril Lavigne, Gryffin, Charli XCX, Zedd, The Kid Laroi, Willow, All Time Low, T-Pain, Conan Gray, Ashnikko, YUNGBLUD, Loud Luxury, and so many more.

Along with all of these incredible artists, there was so much more to check out, including the Good Hub. This is where you could connect with nearly a dozen different non-profit organizations to raise awareness on a variety of issues.

Tucked amongst the trees, you could find a Silent Disco in “The Thicket,” where you could grab a pair of headphones and dance with your friends. The disco featured a special appearance by White Panda on Saturday.

The Bazaar had unique shops to buy clothing, blankets, tapestries, instruments, jewelry, and handcrafted souvenirs. If you’re tired from walking the 105-acre festival grounds, you could take a break by heading over to the Hammock Hangout.

The festival has the “Food Truck Oasis” with trucks ranging from Korean fried chicken to Sicilian pizza, gourmet coffee, and crudely shaped waffles.

There was a Ferris wheel, which was had a gorgeous sunset in the background, perfect for photo opportunities. There were daily Drag Brunches and Drag Bingo games hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Jasmine Kennedie, plus Luxx Noir London and Robin Fierce.

On Sunday, there was a Pride Parade that celebrated inclusivity and equality for all- and for the football fans, Sunday’s game Eagles vs Commanders was shown live on one of the stages.

On the last day, there were threats of severe weather in the area and around 5:00 p.m. The festival was put on hold, and all guests were made to exit the festival grounds and seek shelter in a vehicle. Fortunately, around 6:30 the weather had passed and the festival could resume. The gates reopened at 7:00 p.m., and a new schedule was released so that the artists scheduled to perform during the inclement weather could play their sets.

It was the most welcoming event I’ve ever experienced, truly a concert like no other!

Article by Joely DeMonte



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