Firefly 2018 lineup includes Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and the return of Arctic Monkeys
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The first few weeks of 2018 continue to be very good for fans of live music. On Thursday it was Firefly Music Festival’s turn to take the stage, and their 2018 lineup does not disappoint for their seventh year in Dover, Del. Among the huge list of names shared by Firefly on Thursday morning include Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers and the return of Arctic Monkeys. The surprising announcement of the British rock outfit will make for their first scheduled concert appearance since November of 2014.

With arguably one of the strongest group of headliners of the 2018 festival season thus far, how else would Firefly add onto a top-tier lineup that boasts two of the most popular rappers in music and two of the biggest rock bands of the 2000s? With a stellar undercard of course. Some of the highlight artists found on the mid-section of Firefly’s festival poster includes Odesza, Lil Wayne, SZA, Alt-J, Foster The People, MGMT, Jimmy Eat World, Royal Blood, Rudimental, Lizzo, Chicano Batman, Spafford and indie-rock prince Ron Gallo.

Even some of the billed artists on poster’s smaller fonts helps to make for an impressive 2018 lineup, with Lucy Dacus, Charlotte Cardin, Jade Bird and The Regrettes all set to find their way to Delaware this June.

It’s no surprise that Eminem continues his 2018 residency on every festival poster in the U.S. The addition of Kendrick and Arctic Monkeys however, surely makes it much more tempting to buy a ticket to the popular four-day festival. Firefly is routinely the third major music festival to take place on the east coast in June every year, with New York’s Governors Ball and Tennessee’s Bonnaroo taking place during the first and second weekends of the early summer month. With a lineup like this however, Firefly producers should have no problem selling tickets to fans both young and older.

For information and tickets to this year’s Firefly Music Festival, which will return to The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover on June 14-17, fans can click here.