AXS TV ANNOUNCES FIREFLY ARTISTS AND HOSTS FOR MUSIC FESTIVAL BROADCAST JUNE 19 TO 21, STARTING AT 7 P.M. ET/4 P.M. PT EACH NIGHT
Coverage Includes Performances from Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Bastille, Sublime with Rome, AWOLNATION, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People and More
Carla Marie and Anthony from ‘Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on iHeartRadio’ Serve as Hosts for the Three-Day Broadcast
LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2015 – The Firefly Music Festival makes its national television debut on AXS TV with 17 hours of coverage over three days from Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21. Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, AWOLNATION, Bastille, Sublime with Rome, Hozier, Cage the Elephant, Foster the People, Dirty Heads and more perform as part of AXS TV’s broadcast beginning nightly at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
AXS TV has named Carla Marie and Anthony from the nationally syndicated “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show on iHeartRadio” and the “My Day Friday” podcast as co-hosts for the weekend’s TV festival broadcast. The pair will be on site to guide viewers through the weekend, hosting wraps and exclusive artist interviews during the Firefly broadcast.
AXS TV’s daily artist line-up for Firefly is as follows (does not reflect broadcast order, line-up subject to change):
|Friday, June 19||Saturday, June 20||Sunday, June 21|
|Modest Mouse||Kings of Leon||Bastille|
|AWOLNATION||Sublime with Rome||Empire of the Sun|
|Cage the Elephant||Foster the People||Hozier|
|Walk the Moon||Spoon||Cold War Kids|
|Kygo||Dirty Heads||Benjamin Booker|
|Manchester Orchestra||Gary Clark Jr.||Bahamas|
|Echosmith||Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness|
|Sylvan Esso||Sturgill Simpson|
AXS TV will re-air each night’s Firefly broadcast the next day as follows:
|Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT||Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT|
|Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT||Sunday, June 21 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT|
|Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT||Monday, June 22 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT|
In conjunction with AXS TV’s season of music festivals, Firefly viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite via www.axs.tv/festival/firefly. Using a broadcast alert center, social media updates, in-depth blog posts, minute-by-minute broadcast lineups, and a social interaction page, viewers will be able to stay updated on breaking news from all of their favorite acts, ensuring they won’t miss a second of their most anticipated performances.
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