As one of the most recent additions to the country’s list of elite summer gatherings, Firefly Music Festival looks to amplify and reinvent the concert-going experience.
Now recognized as one of the premier four-day music events in the country, Firefly Music Festival has cemented its reputation among the best by providing an extensive lineup of today’s biggest headlining artists, as well as a unique setting amongst the lush wooded landscapes of the Woodlands, located just behind the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.
With the weekend of June 19-22, 2014 marking the festival’s third year since it’s inception, it seemed only fitting that festival organizers would push the envelope to make this the biggest year yet. Not only was 2014 the first year to feature a fourth day of festivities, but the site was also expanded from 87 to 154 acres to feature more stages and activities.
An expansion of the festival grounds also paved the way for a boost in the number of musicians and artists scheduled for 2014. In all, this year’s festival played host to over 100 renowned and emerging artists across seven stages for a total of 80,000 excited music fans in attendance.
Some of the biggest names to perform at Firefly 2014 include: Outkast, Foo Fighters, Beck, Jack Johnson, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Band of Horses, Pretty Lights, Girl Talk, Childish Gambino, Big Gigantic, Jake Bugg, and many more.
Although the long list of musical performances are what initially draw the crowd, the festival also offers many other attractions and activities for ticket holders.
Attendees can grab a drink at The Brewery, an on-site craft beer bar presented by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; play some vintage arcade games while you wait for your favorite artist to hit the stage in The Arcade; or groove to a setlist of tunes via headphones in The Thicket. With countless activities to keep concert-goers occupied, there is undoubtedly something for everyone.
Firefly is also well known for giving back to the local community, and in 2014, it is estimated that the festival has contributed more than $68 million to the local economy and is responsible for creating nearly 600 full time jobs.
The organizers for Firefly Music Festival are devoted to putting together the most unique and innovative festival-going experience for all, and will continue to do so with precision while continuously setting the bar for other summer festivals.