Hip hop to dominate Firefly with Eminem, Kendrick Lamar as headliners

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Longstanding hip-hop lovers will recognize legends like Eminem, Warren G, Lil Wayne, and The Beastie Boys' Mike D (albeit he's playing DJ set). Firefly for the seventh straight year partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to benefit its Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program.

The festival grew from around 35-thousand in 2012 attendance...to 90-thousand.

The band have been confirmed to headline Firefly Festival in The Woodlands, Delaware from June 14-17, alongside Eminem, The Killers and Kendrick Lamar.

This year organizers got fan to vote online for what bands, food and activities they wanted to see. "It's wonderful to see so many different people and cultures coming together in our little state".

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After touring had finished in support of AM in 2014, lead singer Alex Turner turned his attention to reviving his side-project The Last Shadow Puppets with his friend Miles Kane, releasing an album two years ago. In addition to headlining Firefly, he's remained focused on music, producing and curating the soundtrack for the much-anticipated Marvel film, Black Panther.

"Festivals ASK artists to play", she said. "The experience is what you make it".

General admission and VIP passes will go on sale Friday (Jan. 12) at 10 a.m. ET om the official website, with special one-day pricing available on Jan. 12 (Friday) only.

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