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    Just announced, 4 days and expanding to 7 stages (was 3 last year)

    The lineup was great last year (the festival was a little over-crowded though)

    It's looking like Red Frog is trying to make Firefly the big east coast festival

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    Just bought my tickets, Cyber Monday sale all day today.

    June 19-22

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    Just got two cyber-specials.

    Caveat: If Solid Sound happens again the same weekend these will go on Craigslist.
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    The Mowglis leaked that the lineup includes:

    Outkast
    Foo Fighters
    Imagine Dragons
    The Lumineers


    Full announcement tomorrow.

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    My East Coast friends have been bugging me to to go to this and Dave Grohl just may make me do it.

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    There was a website glitch yesterday that also confirmed Beck and Jack Johnson along with a ton of others. (Including possibly Lady Gaga but that source on that one is iffy)

    Fun. (ugh) Pretty Lights, Childish Gambino, A-trak, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, Young the Giant, Weezer and Sleigh Bells were among those found through the website glitch that was fixed in like 5 minutes.

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    that all sounds terrible aside from Arctic Monkeys and Outkast.

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    #whitepeople

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    Firefly - 2014 Lineup

    A Great Big World
    A-Trak
    Aer
    The Airborne Toxic Event
    American Authors
    Amos Lee
    Andrew Belle
    Arctic Monkeys
    Asaf Avidan
    Bad Things
    Band Of Horses
    Basic Vacation
    Bleachers
    Breach The Summit
    Bronze Radio Return
    Cage The Elephant
    Cash Cash
    Chance The Rapper
    Cherub
    Childish Gambino
    Christian Porter
    City And Colour
    Courrier
    Courtney Barnett
    Cruiser
    Dan Croll
    Foo Fighters
    G-Eazy
    Gemini Club
    Geographer
    Girl Talk
    Goldroom
    Gregory Alan Isakov
    Griswolds
    Grouplove
    Haerts
    Hey Rosetta!
    High Highs
    Holychild
    Hunter Hunted
    Imagine Dragons
    Iron & Wine
    Jack Johnson
    Jake Bugg
    John & Jacob
    Johnnyswim
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Kodaline
    Kongos
    Little Comets
    Little Daylight
    Local Natives
    Lucius
    Magic Man
    Martin Garrix
    Mean Lady
    Misterwives
    MS MR
    New Politics
    New Sweden
    NONONO
    Outkast
    Phantogram
    Phosphorescent
    Pigpen Theatre Co
    Portugal. The Man
    Pretty Lights
    RAC
    Royal Teeth
    Saints Of Valory
    Salva
    San Fermin
    Shakey Graves
    Sir Sly
    Sky Ferreira
    Sleeper Agent
    Sleigh Bells
    Smallpools
    Son Lux
    Step Rockets
    Stop Light
    Observations
    Tegan And Sara
    The Ceremonies
    The Colourist
    The Lumineers
    The Mowgli's
    The Weeks
    The White Panda
    The Wild Feathers
    Third Eye Blind
    Tune-Yards
    Twenty One Pilots
    Typhoon
    Unlikely Candidates
    Vance Joy
    Vic Mensa
    Walk Off The Earth
    Washed Out
    Weezer
    White Denim
    Wild Child
    Wild Cub
    X Ambassadors
    Young The Giant
    Ziggy

    11/24 Interpol @ T5
    11/26 Joris Voorn @ Output
    11/28 & 29 Time Warp
    11/30 Run the Jewels @ Stage 48


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    Confused as to how Jack Johnson still warrants a headline, but this is a fun little festival.

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    This festival will always be on my radar simply because I have friends in the area, but I don't think this is the lineup to get me over there. still, it's nice to see them making strides towards becoming a major festival.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheClaw View Post
    Confused as to how Jack Johnson still warrants a headline, but this is a fun little festival.
    I was hoping for a bigger wow factor; may sell my thickets.
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    Only really fussed about Arctic Monkeys, Local Natives, Sky Ferreira, Phantogram, Sir Sly & RAC
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    Austra > Jagwar Ma > A$AP Ferg > Flume > The Glitch Mob > Bonobo > Haim > Broken Bells > Outkast


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    Temples > Blood Orange > Warpaint > Banks > Washed Out > Solange > CHVRCHES > Lorde


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    Jhene Aiko > AlunaGeorge > The 1975 > Classixx > Chance the Rapper > James V. McMorrow > Lana Del Rey > Disclosure

    *please*

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    Quote Originally Posted by santasutt View Post
    I was hoping for a bigger wow factor; may sell my thickets.
    I guess that's what happens when OutKast plays 40 festivals this summer.

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    Seeing horrendous lineups like these is good for getting over criticisms and disappointments related to Coachella. Yikes.
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    This whole lineup looks like Saturday at Coachella this year.

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    This is the most boring festival lineup I've ever seen. Is there anything on here that wasn't at 8000 other fests last year? Or won't be this year?
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    God awful. And I actually saw people on Facebook posting on they gov ball page that firefly has a better lineup than Coachella and Gov Ball....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Seeing horrendous lineups like these is good for getting over criticisms and disappointments related to Coachella. Yikes.
    This.
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    Wow this is a pretty impressive lineup
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boourns View Post
    Seeing horrendous lineups like these is good for getting over criticisms and disappointments related to Coachella. Yikes.
    Seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    Wow this is a pretty impressive lineup
    klein never ceases to amaze me.

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    Added beck today, makes this a little better for those who bought tickets.
    Friday: Outkast, The Replacements, Girl Talk, Chromeo, AFI, The Afghan Whigs, Bastille, Jagwar Ma, Grouplove, Caravan Palace
    Saturday: Muse, QOTSA, Pharrell, Foster the People, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, Cage the Elephant, CHVRCHES, Capitol Cities, Temples, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Bear Hands
    Sunday: Arcade Fire, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Trombone Shorty, Frank Turner, Surfer Blood, J Roddy Walston

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    Firefly is adding artists to the lineup throughout the next few hours.

    Big Gigantic & Broken Bells already announced.

    Avicii is expected, and HAIM Rudimental and The Temper Trap are all possibilities based on earlier leaks/rumors.

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    ^^^^

    Anyone else going?
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    Set Times up.

    Need some serious help with under-card recommendations.

    Weezer only getting an hour (vs Lumineers 1:15) is a big swing and a miss.



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    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    #whitepeople
    Ha. This is dead on.

    But to be more specific: drunk, college-aged white people. Eighty thousand of them. Mostly well-behaved. But I haven't read the police blotter for the event yet.

    I attended three out of the four days and I must say I was impressed with the overall set up and festival offerings; it was easily worth the $199 per pass I paid last year on Cyber-Monday, in spite of the cracked rib I sustained from an errant, pointy-elbowed crowd-surfer-dude during Cage the Elephant on Saturday.

    I was supposed to camp in the Super RV lot (full hookups) in the middle of the oval at the Speedway but my rental fell through last minute. (I was able to sell my pass for face easily enough on the message board.) So I cannot comment on the camping environment. Hoping to score a last minute cancellation, I got a hotel room over the phone while driving down on the NJTP Thursday afternoon and was able to keep my room for two more nights.



    THE GOOD:

    Seven stages were set up to minimize sound bleed. I didn't notice any all weekend.

    The promoters must have DDT'd the fuck out of the place last week because, despite all my fears, I never saw a single mosquito, never mind a horsefly or a gnat. We'll all probably get lymphoma in five years.

    There were plenty of alcohol and food stands so that there was never more than a few minute wait for anything. I enjoyed being able to walk around from stage to stage with my 90 Minute Pale Ale. For $7, you could grab a Bud, Bud Light, Rolling Rock tallboy (16 oz); Land-shark pints for $8. Beck's, Stella, ShockTop regular and shandy pint drafts were $8. Margaritas, Ketel One cocktails, Jack Daniels Cocktails for $9. Food selection was outstanding. I had a great noodle bowl, a decent teriyaki rice bowl as well as a a couple of different types of pizza slices from local joints. I had a gourmet grilled cheese and tomato sandwich with tater tots for ten bucks yesterday. The Coffee House Stage had any kind of coffee drink or pastry you could imagine. Ben and Jerry's had stands all over the place.

    And then there was this:


    This was a massive air conditioned tent with scores of large screen monitors with all the World Cup action. The special edition Firefly IPA (English Style) was $8 and so easy to drink. There were nine or ten DogfishHead selections on tap ranging between 8-10 bucks for a pint. This is where the thirty-somethings, forty-somethings and fifty-somethings could find each other for civil discourse. You could also catch the music act on the Firefly (Main) stage (at quite a distance) from the outside picnic tables.

    The volunteers did a great job keeping trash off the grounds most of the day. They were friendly and there were plenty of them.

    There were more than enough porto-potties to handle this mega frat-party; I never had to wait more than a few seconds.

    The hammock hangouts were relaxing; I did have to wait more than a few seconds to secure one but it was worth the wait.

    THE BAD

    Crowded entry on Thursday. The promoter must have miscalculated how many people would show up for the first day because they were way understaffed at the check-in/search lines.

    The lush grass of the Polo Fields being the gold standard, the rocky crab grass of the Woodlands didn't quite measure up, even with a decent blanket underneath. So you do a lot of standing because there aren't many benches/picnic tables anywhere on the grounds. The entire grounds could be/should be expanded to make it a more comfortable/less claustrophobic experience.

    Camelback sponsored the water refill stations and sold you one of their packs if you needed one, but there were far too few of them.

    4 bucks for a bottled water.

    No Dogfish Head on Thursday.

    The New Jersey Turnpike. So many crawls for a Thursday afternoon.

    THE MUSIC

    I'm falling asleep so I'll cover this tomorrow.

    Lot's of good, some meh. I missed today's slate so I'll have to take the Incomplete grade and move on.
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    I concur with what you wrote. I am so damn spoiled by Coachella. The "grass" was pitiful which created a dusty mess. Don't even get me started on all the rocks everywhere. I'm lucky I didn't injure myself on any. The entrance was a clusterfuck every day but Sunday. Again, I'm spoiled by the day parking getting their own entrance at a Coachella and as such have never had to wait in a line.

    The stage layout was very good and I liked the extended set times some of the acts got. The overall organization was pretty good for a newer festival.
    God, did I love the Brewery. It was perfect and many of the selections were only one dollar more than the crap Bud Light.
    The crowd was annoying at times, but mostly harmless, seemed to skew a bit younger than OSL and even Coachella.

    Overall, I had a great time, and would recommend the fest to others

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