Festival Arms Race Heats Up; Kings of Leon, Moon Taxi, COIN, Civil Twilight More Announced for 2016 Firefly Fest

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Just a day after Gulf Shores, AL-based Hangout Fest dropped their full 2016 lineup shockingly early, Dover, DE’s annual Firefly Music Festival has heated up the 2016 festival arms race, unveiling their entire lineup a staggering seven months ahead of the event, presumably to put pressure on holiday ticket buyers, and to benefit from a less-crowded press playing field. While Delaware isn’t exactly a day trip, we found this one noteworthy for two reasons. First, by this time of year, we typically see pre-lineup pre-sales, but almost never full lineup announcements, so watching a handful of events pull the trigger early tells us, at least partially, which artists are lining up festival dates, and could help better inform guesses as to who we might see at more regional events in 2016, such as Bonnaroo and Forecastle Fest. Secondly, the 2016 Firefly lineup, per usual, boasts a healthy amount of Nashville acts, including headliners Kings of Leon, along with site faves like Moon TaxiCOINCivil TwilightThe Lonely BiscuitsMarc Sciblia, and Elliot Root. Set to take place June 16-19, the week after Bonnaroo, this year’s bill also includes Mumford & Sons, Florence + The Machine, Blink-182, Death Cab For Cutie, Chvrches, Noah Gundersen, and many more! If you’re itching for a road trip up north, tickets go on sale this Friday, Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. CST right here. Peep the full lineup below!

Mumford & Sons
Kings of Leon
Florence + The Machine
Deadmau5
Ellie Goulding
Disclosure
Blink-182
Death Cab For Cutie
Tame Impala
M83
A$AP Rocky
Major Lazer
The 1975
Of Monsters And Men
Chvrches
Two Door Cinema Club
Ludacris
The Neighbourhood
Earth Wind & Fire
Grouplove
Porter Robinson
Fitz & The Tantrums
Fetty Wap
Flogging Molly
Vince Staples
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Tchami
Catfish & The Bottlemen
St. Lucia
Atlas Genius
AlunaGeorge
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Guster
Elle King
Saint Motel
The Wombats
Robert Delong
The Staves
Oh Wonder
The Struts
The White Panda
Pepper
WET
Jack Garratt
Rufus Du Sol
GoldLink
Felix Jaehn
Pell
Parson James
Moon Taxi
Chairlift
Boy & Bear
Gallant
Night Riots
Jai Wolf
Vanic
Circa Waves
Louis The Child
Sigala
Hippie Sabotage
PVRIS
Coleman Hell
COIN
Hayden James
Kaleo
Finish Ticket
Arkells
Jeremy Loops
Civil Twilight
Son Little
Noah Gundersen
Whilk & Misky
Swim Deep
The Lonely Biscuits
James Hersey
D.R.A.M.
Marc Scibilia
Cheat Codes
Gibbz
Quilt
The Heydaze
Slaptop
Powers
Transviolet
Generik
Kaneholler
Jahkoy
Kittens
Iamdynamite
Laura Stevenson
Sun Club
Connell Cruise
Lauv
Hollis Brown
William Bolton
Bot
Holiday Mountain
Sam James
Strangers You Know
The Shelters
Caverns
Teen Men
Rococode
Major and the Monbacks
The Dirty Dishes
Elliot Root
Mail the Horse
Twin Limb
AMFMS
Hotel Radio

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