Festival-goers from the 2015 Firefly.
Since its first year in 2012, Firefly has grown into a national favorite among the music festival scene with the likes of Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza—except that this music festival is in our backyard. Held at the Woodlands in Dover, Firefly promises four days of live music and good times from June 16 to 19.
What they can’t promise, however, is perfect weather. Last year, they had to evacuate on Saturday night due to inclement weather. Firefly patrons are keeping their fingers crossed for clear skies for 2016’s festival as they gear up to purchase passes on Nov. 20.
In 2016, Firefly will welcome 111 bands to the first state including Blink-182, Ellie Goulding, Deadmau5 and A$AP Rocky. “They’ve been getting more big names which is good news, but none have the Red Hot Chili Peppers beat,” says Tiia Huffer of Newark, who has attended Firefly in the past.
“Firefly is hot, crowded and dirty like any music festival—but it lets you just forget about any other responsibilities and enjoy the music, which I’d say is the purpose of concerts,” Huffer adds.
Early bird and VIP tickets starting at $279 go on sale tomorrow, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. and will increase to $299 and up on Dec. 31. Head to their website tomorrow, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. to score a four-day pass to this year’s festivities at https://fireflyfestival.com.