Firefly discounts tickets for Kent Countians

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival organizers announced this week that they will waive approximately $30 worth of fees on tickets specifically for Kent County residents.

“Firefly loves its Woodlands home!” read a post on Firefly’s Facebook page. “In order to show love to the community that surrounds the event, we’re offering weekend and single day passes without fees to Kent County residents!”

The popular music festival kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday at the Dover International Speedway’s festival grounds dubbed The Woodlands. It’s expected to draw tens of thousands of fans from around the country — as it has in previous years.

According to the festival’s website, general admission weekend tickets are running $319 (without fees) and individual day passes run $129.

Kent Countians wishing to buy the discounted last-minute tickets are advised to arrive at the box office Wednesday between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. with a photo ID that has a valid Kent County address.

The Will Call box office is located on the south end of Dover Mall’s parking lot at 1365 N Dupont Highway in Dover.

Shuttle service

In advance of the festival, DelDOT announced the “Visit Delaware” shuttle schedule and traffic alerts. The agency noted that camping “load-in” for the festival will begin on Thursday.

The Visit Delaware Shuttle will run Friday through Sunday, with drivers transporting fans along three routes with arrival times of 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Departure times will be of 9 p.m., 10 p.m., midnight, 1 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. The 2:30 a.m. departure shuttle runs on Friday and Saturday only.

• Delaware Beach Line will make stops at Holiday Inn Express in Bethany Beach; Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach; and Sleep Inn & Suites in Rehoboth Beach.

• The Wilmington line will stop at the Wilmington AMTRAK Station; Hilton Wilmington and Christiana; and Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington and Christiana.

• The University of Delaware/Newark line will stop at Embassy Suites Newark-Wilmington South and Homewood Suites in Newark.

DelDOT’s Transportation Management Center staff, in coordination with the city of Dover Police and Delaware State Police, will monitor traffic in and around Dover to ensure safe travel for motorists, said the agency. With the expected number of patrons attending the festival, the intersection of Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Road will be closed to through traffic beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday until 2 a.m. Monday.

Local residents will not have access through the closure area until the conclusion of the festival. At the end of the festival, all roads will be reopened.

The majority of camping check-in and processing will be located at Dover International Speedway’s Lot 1 located south of the speedway bordered by U.S. 13, Leipsic Road and Plaza Drive. Traffic from the south will enter Lot 1 from northbound U.S. 13 through Jefferic Boulevard, and from the north using Leipsic Road.

Motorists can adjust their routes or travel times by using DelDOT’s Smartphone application. The DelDOT App is available and can be downloaded free at the Google Play and Apple store by searching for “DelDOT.”

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