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Firefly Festival: Friday Diary

18th June 2017 | Firefly Festival 2017

Firefly Festival: Friday Diary

I woke up and felt the uncertainty of the festival about the line-up – attendance felt lower than last year on a Friday and there weren't as many big acts people were dying to see.

After my interview with Klangstof I decided to go and check them out at the Toyota Music Den; having watched some of their videos before the performance I had an idea of what to expect, but they performed with so much passion and looked to be having so much fun you wouldn't have thought they had another show a couple of hours after that!

Walking back to the Backyard Stage I came across James TW who I happened to be interviewing right after his performance; he was definitely a fan pleaser and showed off his multi instrumental skills and amazing voice. Great personality to match after interviewing him as well.

Unfortunately I didn't manage to catch much of Franz Ferdinand – who took to the Main Stage at 6:15 as I had to go and charge my phone (classic festival problems), but I was lucky (and in hindsight) really happy to watch the whole of Lil Dicky's set on the Lawn Stage at 7.

He was the sleeper pick for me as I wasn't too sure whether he'd be able to pull off an hour set (I didn't know he had an hours worth of music!) He got off to a great start – and his set felt like more of a stand up show where he happens to play songs in between, which I'm sure was intentional. Highlight – when he gave a girl a striptease on stage in just his boxers; this was probably the most talked about part of the festival.

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Firefly Festival: Ultimate Playlist

17th June 2017 | Firefly Festival 2017

Firefly Festival: Ultimate Playlist

From 16th June to 18th June we’re in Dover, Delaware for Firefly Festival!

One of the most exciting festivals of the summer, it boasts a line-up of 5 headliners including: Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Bob Dylan and Muse.

Through-out the festival we’re going to be updating a Spotify playlist full of the best tracks from Firefly Festival to make… the Ultimate Playlist!

Check out the playlist in action below.

Interview with Amber Mark

17th June 2017 | Music

Amber Mark is the name on everyone’s lips right now.

Having uploaded her first track on SoundCloud in February 2016, her world has been turned upside down after getting signed to Virgin EMI Records shortly after, with her critically acclaimed debut EP ‘3:33am’ being released this Summer.

The journey for the NYC-residing star can be traced back to her debut song ‘S P A C E’ which caught the attention of tastemakers such as Zane Lowe before iTunes featured it as their ‘Hot Track’ and she peaked at #35 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart.

Then it was back to the studio to record what would become her stunning debut.

3:33am’ is inspired by the tragic loss of her mother, Mia Mark, in 2013. With that in mind, songs such as ‘Can You Hear Me?’ and her poppiest track ‘Lose My Cool’ are totally heartbreaking.

Myles McCaulskey lets Amber Mark take over his show as they discuss her debut EP, inspirations and much more.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Myles McCaulskey interviews Amber Mark

Myles McCaulskey interviews Amber Mark about her debut EP, inspirations and much more. (22 minutes)