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2013 Firefly Day One: Mega fest gets its glow on

Jun 22, 2013
Photo by: Daren Criswell Firefly organizers predict attendance at this year's fest will surpass last year's inaugural event.

The three-day Firefly Music Festival landed in Dover June 21, featuring acts such as The Avett Brothers, Public Enemy and headliners the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  Shows continued June 22-23 with headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Foster the People and acts such as Vampire Weekend, Public Enemy and Alabama Shakes.

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Anthony Kiedis, frontman of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, warms up the crowd. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
North Carolina band The Avett Brothers perform at Firefly. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Firefly workers (l-r) Jordan Jones, Julie Keyes, Julie Tran, Joe McNamara and J.T. Smith work at the Kleen Kanteen area. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Public Enemy's Chuck D. is doing what he does best. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Rock band Dr. Dog of West Grove, Pa. takes the stage. (Photo by: Daren Criswell )
Ellie Goulding, well known for her hit "Lights," lit up the stage Friday. (Photo by: Daren Criswell )
Firefly's colors at night. (Photo by: Daren Criswell )
Dr. Dog's Frank McElroy entertains the crowd. (Photo by: Daren Criswell )
Picking up the official program at the entrance to Firefly. (Photo by: Billie Criswell)
The crew (l-r) of Alex White, Jenna Far, Helen Mashmayer, Halee Bencivenga, Nicole Losquadros, Matt Horgan, Dana Dalgliesh enjoy the VIP area. (Photo by: Daren Criswell )
Lucy Cooper enjoys the Ellie Goulding set. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
The Spinto Band of Wilmington performs on The Porch, one of several stages at Firefly. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Frankie Marazzo, left, and Tommy Renneisen enjoy the festival. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
A crowd makes its way to Heineken Domes. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
Nicknamed the Monster Mile, Dover Downs International Speedway is home to two major NASCAR races each year.  But this weekend, the speedway's Woodlands area belongs to Firefly. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
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