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Firefly set to glow this weekend

Mega music fest starts June 19 in Dover
Jun 16, 2014
Dave Grohl, a frequent visitor to Rehoboth Beach in the summer, will perform with his band The Foo Fighters at this year's Firefly Music Festival.

Delaware is ready to get lit with the third annual Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands of Dover Downs International Speedway.  The event, which spans four days June 19-22, will feature headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast and Jack Johnson among a massive lineup on multiple stages on the Woodlands' 154 acres.

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Firefly Music Festival is produced by Red Frog Events, an event production company based in Chicago.  Other Red Frog events include the Warrior Dash, the world’s largest obstacle race series, and American Beer Classic, a beer festival held in iconic sports stadiums.

Festivalgoers can expect to see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout with the addition of several attractions to be announced prior to the festival.

Firefly is partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the third year through the Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Festival attendees can support the lifesaving work of St. Jude on-site and leading up to the event through a variety of digital, mobile and live donation opportunities. Donations from Firefly fans will go toward Red Frog Events’ $25 million commitment to the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, opening in 2015 on St. Jude’s campus in Memphis.

The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup includes the following: A Great Big World, A-Trak, Are, The Airborne Toxic Event, American Authors, Amos Lee, Andrew Belle, Arctic Monkeys, Asaf Avidan, Bad Things, Band Of Horses, Basic Vacation, Beck, Bleachers, Breach The Summit, Bronze Radio Return, Cage The Elephant, Cash Cash, Chance The Rapper, Cherub, Childish Gambino, Christian Porter, City And Colour, Courrier, Courtney Barnett, Cruiser, Dan Croll, Foo Fighters, G-Eazy, Gemini Club, Geographer, Girl Talk, Goldroom, Gregory Alan Isakov, Griswolds, Grouplove, Haerts, Hey Rosetta!, High Highs, Holychild, Hunter Hunted, Imagine Dragons, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, Jake Bugg, John & Jacob, Johnnyswim, Kaiser Chiefs, Kodaline Kongos, Little Comets, Little Daylight, Local Natives, Lucius, Magic Man, Martin Garrix, Mean Lady. Misterwives, MS MR, New Politics, New Sweden, NONONO, Outkast, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Pigpen Theatre Co., Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, RAC, Royal Teeth, Saints Of Valory, Salva, San Fermin, Shakey Graves, Sir Sly, Sky Ferreira, Sleeper Agent, Sleigh Bells, Smallpools, Son Lux, Step Rockets, Stop Light Observations, Tegan and Sara, The Ceremonies, The Colourist, The Lumineers, The Mowgli’s, The Weeks, The White Panda, The Wild Feathers, Third Eye Blind, Tune-Yards, Twenty One Pilots, Typhoon, Unlikely Candidates, Vance Joy, Vic Mensa, Walk Off The Earth, Washed Out, Weezer, White Denim, Wild Child, Wild Cub, X Ambassadors, Young The Giant and Ziggy Marley.

For more information about Firefly, visit https://fireflyfestival.com/info/faqs and http://www.doverdowns.com/entertainment.  View the 2014 lineup here.

DelDOT welcomes Firefly fans

DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center staff in coordination with the City of Dover Police and Delaware State Police will monitor traffic in and around the Dover vicinity to ensure safe travel for motorists.  Due to the number of patrons attending the festival, Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Road in the vicinity of Dover International Speedway will be closed to through traffic beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 19 until Sunday evening, June 22. At the conclusion of the festival, all roads will be reopened.

Real-time traffic conditions and travel times will be available on WTMC 1380 AM; at www.map.deldot.gov; and on the DelDOT smartphone app, free for download at Google Play and the Apple app store.

A map of the festival area. (Source: fireflyfestival.com)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performs at last year's Firefly Music Festival. (Photo by: Daren Criswell)
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