Firefly Music Festival

Firefly Music Festival debuted in 2012 and quickly gained recognition as the "East Coast's premier music festival experience." Firefly offers its festival goers unforgettable musical performances, enhanced dining options and interactive entertainment, set amongst the lush, wooded landscape of Dover, Delaware's Dover International Speedway.

Rumours

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Lineup

2013: Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Grizzly Bear, and Kendrick Lamar and many more.

Past lineups can be viewed at the bottom of the page.

Vibe

The FestivalGuy described the crowd as a "simply wonderful" group who are much more "mature" then crowds that can be found at other festivals.

Many reviews have also complimented the festival for the following aspects:

Easy layout, Smooth running schedule, Amazing decor and plenty to do outside of the music,

Stages and other entertainment

Other attractions to look forward include in 2013:

  • Tom Style Your Sole - onsite artist personalizing canvas shoes
  • The Arcade - Vintage arcade games to the Great Outdoors. Revisit your nostalgic memories and test your skills at games like pinball, skeeball, foosball and more!
  • The Vineyard - Firefly's on site wine bar featuring a variety of local wines from surrounding areas.
  • The Brewery - Firefly's on site brewery offers a variety of local options including craft beers and sampling from Dogfish Head Brewery, based in Milton, DE.
  • Hammock Hangout
  • The Hub
  • Campground activities.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased for the following prices:

  • Early Bird 3 Day Pass: $198
  • Advance 3 Day Pass: $218
  • Regular 3 Day Pass: $238
  • Final 3 Day Pass: $258

Single day tickets will be available close to the time.

VIP

General VIP 3 Day Pass

  • Private cash bar offering specialty liquor, wine and beer
  • Catered gourmet and traditional meals throughout the day
  • Access to air-conditioned VIP lounge and shaded seating
  • Complimentary massages in the VIP lounge
  • Arcade area in VIP lounge
  • Air-conditioned restrooms
  • Access to The Loft – an elevated viewing platform located by our main stages
  • Preferred parking

SUPER VIP 3 Day Pass

  • On-stage viewing for several main stage shows
  • Golf cart concierge between stages
  • Exclusive VIP access to exclusive Saturday night casino concert (artists TBA)
  • Free hot air balloon tethered rides
  • Private cash bar offering specialty liquor, wine and beer
  • Catered gourmet and traditional meals throughout the day
  • Access to air-conditioned VIP lounge with shaded seating
  • Complimentary Massages in the VIP lounge
  • Arcade area in VIP lounge

Tickets can be purchased from the festival's official website.

Children

While the festival stresses that Anyone can attend Firefly, most of the posh camping sections are for 18+ and there are now separate family or children ticket prices or camping.

This is not to say that children aren't allowed but more that this would be better suited to older children then toddles and below.

Disability Access

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Weather

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Location

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Local Information

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Travel

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Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

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Site Information

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Contact

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Food and drink

Off all the compliments of the festival, one complaint that was seen in many reviews was that food and drink prices, 2012's event saw the following prices:

  • Bacon cheeseburger $8
  • Water $2
  • Ice cream cookie sandwiches $5
  • mac and cheese pizza $8

Trading

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Trivia

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Past lineups

2012: The Killers, The Black Keys, Jack White, Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Yeasayer, Cake, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, OK Go, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Cold War Kids, Young the Giant, Tinie Tempah, The Wallflowers, Chiddy Bang, AWOLNATION, The Head and the Heart, Grouplove, Trampled by Turtles, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaries, Graffiti6, Bombay Bicycle Club, Allen Stone, Walk the Moon, Blind Pilot, The Felice Brothers, The Heartless Bastards, Mariachi El Bronx, Matt Costa, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Ra Ra Riot, Imagine Dragons, Kids These Days, Penguin Prison.