Next year’s Firefly, pre-sale dates announced

In over 90-degree heat, Glenn Wayman of Dover, left, and Ahmeer Walker of Philadelphia were among those picking up garbage at Dover International Speedway Tuesday. Crews were clearing out the Firefly Musical Festival venue just in time to welcome those attending the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “It’s always a priority for us to clean up from the outside in, making sure we remove any trash from the areas that border our neighbors’ properties first,” said Gary Camp, senior director of communications at Dover International Speedway, on Tuesday. The speedway has worked with Red Frog Events, producers of  Firefly, to improve operations, he said. Red Frog contracted with VenueSmart to oversee the removal of trash. (Delaware State News photo by Dave Chambers)

In over 90-degree heat, Glenn Wayman of Dover, left, and Ahmeer Walker of Philadelphia were among those picking up garbage at Dover International Speedway Tuesday. Crews were clearing out the Firefly Musical Festival venue just in time to welcome those attending the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “It’s always a priority for us to clean up from the outside in, making sure we remove any trash from the areas that border our neighbors’ properties first,” said Gary Camp, senior director of communications at Dover International Speedway, on Tuesday. The speedway has worked with Red Frog Events, producers of Firefly, to improve operations, he said. Red Frog contracted with VenueSmart to oversee the removal of trash. (Delaware State News photo by Dave Chambers)

DOVER – As the music has just died down from last weekend’s Firefly Music Festival and the cleanup is underway comes word of the dates for next year’s fifth annual event.

According to a note posted on the festival’s website, the dates for next year will be June 16-19. Additionally, the website states that the pre-sale date to begin buying general admission four-day passes for next year’s event will start July 15 at 11 a.m. The cost will be $249.

Last year, pre-sale tickets to the 2015 festival cost $199.

The 90,000 Firefly Music Festival attendees left a large amount of garbage behind in the fields surrounding Dover International Speedway and work is now underway to clean it up before this weekend's Big Barrel Country Music Festival.

The 90,000 Firefly Music Festival attendees left a large amount of garbage behind in the fields surrounding Dover International Speedway and work is now underway to clean it up before this weekend’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival.

NASCAR hasn’t announced the date for the Dover spring race yet so it’s unknown how long festival officials will have to change over the speedway grounds for Firefly.

This year’s event sold out with 90,000 tickets bought for the four-day festival, which featured Paul McCartney, Snoop Dogg and The Killers. Saturday night’s headlining show with Kings of Leon was rained out.

Red Frog Events, producers of Firefly, now will turn their attention to this weekend’s Big Barrel Country Music Festival, where about 35,000 people are expected to converge on the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. The festival, which runs Friday through Sunday, will have headliners Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

The Killers close out the Firefly Music Festival Sunday night. (Submitted photo by Torey Mundkowsky)

The Killers close out the Firefly Music Festival Sunday night. (Submitted photo by Torey Mundkowsky)

 

 

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