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Firefly Festival: Sunday Diary

19th June 2017 | Firefly Festival 2017

Firefly Festival: Sunday Diary

It was great to start my Sunday at Firefly Festival by entering to the incredible booming voice of Jacob Banks who I would end up interviewing later (great guy!) – the crowd were captivated and literally hanging onto his every word.


I think a congratulations is due for all of the survivors on Sunday. With Saturday having such a stacked line-up, people were out late (their words), but by 3pm when I saw Waka Flocka Flame at the Backyard Stage, people were raging like it was 1am on Saturday night. Waka was enjoying his show a lot, jumping in the crowd, dancing with the sign language interpreter, throwing water in the crowd and screaming (a lot!)

Next up I caught the Thirty Seconds to Mars set – and this is where I started to see people fatiguing. I think Thirty Seconds to Mars noticed this as well – so they excited the crowd by having them jump on stage, sing along, etc…


As soon as I finished – I was ready for the main performance I had been looking forward to all weekend: Snakehips.

When I spoke with SAINT WKND earlier wer both found a mutural love of Snakehips’ sound, so we met up over there and got down to all of Snakehips’ biggest hits.

After a brief phone charging break – I was back to see everybody's most talked about act on Sunday night: Muse. People were literally scrambling past me to get there to see them; and I could see why! Matt Bellamy's voice carried out into the night and all in all their set was FANTASTIC, one of my biggest highlights of the weekend.


The hardcore fans were there to see Dillon Francis close out…

Interview with ROZES

18th June 2017 | Firefly Festival 2017

Interview with ROZES

When Elizabeth Mencel released a track called ‘Limelight’ on SoundCloud in 2014 she didn’t quite realise the impact that track would have – not just on her life, but (what would be) countless adoring fans.


Shortly after the Pennsylvania born and raised musician had uploaded the track, Mencel (now going under the name ROZES) was contacted by The Chainsmokers (at that point only known for their track ‘SELFIE’) and ‘Roses’ was born.

With collaborations with the likes of The Chainsmokers, Logic and Cash Cash alongside solo material such as 2016’s debut EP ‘Burn Wild’, ROZES has earned herself legions of fans – many of which made their way to Firefly Festival to see the performer laugh (very loudly!) and sing.


Alex Noize interviewed ROZES at Firefly Festival about her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, English accents and they play Fill In The Blanks.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Alex Noize interviews ROZES

Alex Noize interviews ROZES at Firefly Festival about her collaboration with The Chainsmokers, English accents and they play Fill In The Blanks. (7 minutes)

Interview with Jonas Blue

18th June 2017 | Firefly Festival 2017

Interview with Jonas Blue

One of the more unlikely rises of the past few years has been Jonas Blue.

The British DJ and producer broke through with his cover of Tracey Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ featuring previously unknown vocalist, Dakota. The track, an experiment at first, peaked higher than the original ever did, at #2 on the UK Charts, and remained in the Top 10 for 11 weeks.


Turning his fate from being a one-hit wonder to a certified world class producer, in 2016 the follow-up came with ‘Perfect Strangers’, also featuring previously unknown vocalist JP Cooper. Another #2 record, and another unknown vocalist thrust into the spotlight.

Most recently, Jonas Blue is back with the song of the summer, ‘Mama’ featuring YouTuber William Singe on the vocals – a track which has already gone to #7 in the UK Top 10.


Alex Noize interviewed Jonas Blue backstage at Firefly Festival about his roots and which vocalists he would like to work with.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Alex Noize interviews Jonas Blue

Alex Noize interviews Jonas Blue at Firefly Festival about his roots and which vocalists he would like to work with. (5 minutes)