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  • The Lumineers illuminate the Firefly Main Stage

  • With the Firefly Music Festival winding down Sunday afternoon, The Lumineers graced the Main Stage for their first appearance in Dover, making up for last year’s cancelled appearance.
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  • With the Firefly Music Festival winding down Sunday afternoon, The Lumineers graced the Main Stage for their first appearance in Dover, making up for last year’s cancelled appearance.
    Singer Wesley Schultz apologized to the crowd for last year’s cancellation at the beginning of the band’s set by saying they were happy to finally be playing for the Firefly crowd.
    The crowd was energized from the beginning, often cheering the minute the band started a song.
    The folk rock band has made a name for itself in the last three years, thanks in part to their double platinum single “Ho Hey,” which helped the Grammy-nominated band’s first album “The Lumineers.”
    From fan-favorite “Stubborn Love” to the cheeky “Classy Girls” fans weren’t disappointed by the band’s set on Sunday. They even covered Bob Dylan’s “Homesick Subterranean Blues” and Talking Heads “This Must be the Place.”
    Singing a combination of songs from the first album, along with some new songs on the band’s upcoming album, The Lumineers were a nice change of pace from the rest of the Firefly bands this weekend. With their smooth music and catchy lyrics, fans clapped and sang to nearly every song. Schultz even made his way into the crowd for a few songs, much to the delight of concertgoers.
    The fans seemed to enjoy every minute of the show making it easy to see why The Lumineers have spent so much time touring rather than rushing to release a second album.
    In a weekend in which festivaltgoers saw everything from OutKast to the rock band Foo Fighters, the laidback sound of The Lumineers was a great way to round out the Firefly Music Festival weekend.
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