Photos by Amanda Cosenza
This year’s Firefly lineup is packed full of powerful leading female performers from all over the world bringing a different musical experience each day. The month of March is Women’s History Month so it’s time to dive deeper into this stacked lineup and focus on some of these female musicians taking over the music industry! Firefly’s lineup features female DJs, hip-hop artists, rock stars, solo sensations, new bands and legendary groups that helped shape and change the music industry (especially for women) forever! Check out the women below and make sure you catch their sets at Firefly this year!
The first day of Firefly starts off with some heavy hitters in the music industry! Australian singer songwriter Courtney Barnett takes the top slot on the lineup for day one! Barnett just released her second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, and was nominated for a Grammy for best new artist in 2016! Next up is an all girl group that shaped the music industry forever. TLC is the best selling American girl group and second worldwide to only the Spice Girls that has put out multiple number one hits over the years. This 90s hip-hop and R&B powerhouse will take you down memory lane and have you screaming every word to “Waterfalls” or “Scrubs.” Solo pop artists Chelsea Cutler and Bea Miller are also scheduled to take the stage on day one along with two female fronted bands SALES and SHAED.
Firefly’s second day brings the most female artists out of the three day weekend in the woodlands. This diverse group comes from all around the world starting with the woman in the top spot for the day Alison Wonderland! This Australian born EDM DJ has been taking the festival scene and music industry by storm topping different lineups across the world! The second day also features a couple British women with solo singer songwriter Bishop Briggs, known for her single “River“, solo hip hop artist Little Simz, and the British pop group Lets Eat Grandma. French American R&B artist Lolo Zouai and Shpresa Lleshaj of the Swedish American pop duo Flora Cash, known for their single “You’re Somebody Else”, are also slated to perform on day two and round out the diverse group of international artists!
Along with this stacked group of international artists, Firefly’s lineup also features a good number of american performers for day two! Three of the performers on Saturday are from New York and include solo singer songwriter King Princess, lead singer Annakalmia Traver of the indie rock band Rubblebucket, and Gracie Lawrence of the brother sister R&B/soul duo Lawrence. Maryland’s own Lindsey Jordan will also be there with her solo indie rock project Snail Mail. The state of Louisiana is also represented well with Tarriona “Tank” Ball’s funk soul group Tank And The Bangas along with leading christian music singer Lauren Daigle! Daigle is known for her single “You Say” which helped her second album reach number 3 on the Billboard 100 chart making it the highest-charting Christian album by a woman in over 20 years!
The final day of Firefly closes out the weekend with more international and american female superstars! Li Lykke Timotej Zachrission, better known as Lykke Li, is the top slot for the female performers on Sunday. This Swedish indie pop singer songwriter is a two time Grammy winner has been performing at music festivals around the world for the last decade. The top slotted female DJ for the day is Nora En Pure! Daniela Niederer, or Nora En Pure, is a South African-Swiss deep house DJ that has also performed at festivals around the world including Tomorrowland and Coachella. Solo artists Jessie Reyez, who collaborated with Eminem on two songs for Kamikaze, is also set to perform on Sunday. Joining these three women on the final day of Firefly will be the lead singer of the indie rock band Hop Along, Frances Quinlan; singer and bassist for the electronic music duo Knower, Genevieve Artadi; and the solo hip hop artist Danielle Balbunea, better known as 070 Shake!
DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THESE AMAZING WOMEN AN THE REST OF THE BANDS ON THE 2019 FIREFLY LINEUP! SEE YOU FROM JUNE 21-23 IN DOVER, DELAWARE! GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!