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Firefly Cancels 2020 Festival Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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Firefly 2018./Photo courtesy of Dover International Speedway

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Firefly Music Festival 2020 is no more.

The festival, set to be held from June 18-21 at the Woodlands in Dover, announced on social media on Tuesday, March 24, that the event would be cancelled due to the new coronavirus.

“At the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we are saddened to confirm the cancellation of Firefly Music Festival 2020,” the statement read. “We take the safety and health of our fans, staff and community seriously and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”

“We are deeply disappointed by this difficult decision, one that impacts our fans and our incredible team of performers, crew, vendors and our community in Dover, Delaware,” the statement continued.

“In these unprecedented times, we send you our love. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you in the Woodlands in June 2021 where we can dance, sing and celebrate live music together.”

This year’s festival was going to be headlined by Rage Against The Machine, Billie Eilish, Halsey, Khalid, Blink-182 and Maggie Rogers. This was the first time Firefly was set to have more than one female headliner.

Fans who purchased festival passes through the official ticket provider, Elevate, will receive a full refund or have the chance to transfer their ticket to the 2021 festival. They will receive an email by Friday, March 27, according to the statement.

Read the full statement from Firefly Music Festival below.

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