Best Bets: Delaware music fans lament the loss of 2020 Firefly Music Festival

This will be a Father’s Day weekend unlike any other in recent years around Dover. The city will be without the sights and sounds (and traffic) of the Firefly Music Festival. The mega event, which has annually brought tens of thousands of people to the area around this time, was canceled back in March due […]

Firefly Music Festival canceled over coronavirus concerns

DOVER — Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Firefly Music Festival has been canceled. Organizers announced Tuesday that those who purchased tickets through the official ticket provider, Elevate, will receive a full refund or, if you choose, you may transfer your ticket to Firefly 2021. Ticketholders will receive an email outlining the […]

Eilish, Rage Against the Machine and Halsey to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — Multi Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, rock group Rage Against the Machine, Halsey, R&B singer Khalid, Blink 182, the Eastern Shore’s own Maggie Rogers, Cage the Elephant, DJ Illenium and rappers Run the Jewels will headline this year’s Firefly Music Festival, officials announced Tuesday. The Firefly Music Festival will take place over six […]

Firefly returning to four-day format in 2020

DOVER – The Firefly Music Festival is returning to four days next year. Event officials announced Monday that the music festival will take place from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21. Loyalty presale weekend passes will be available for 24 hours starting Wednesday at noon for $229 general admission, $679 VIP and $2,499 Super […]

Letter to the Editor: A Firefly thank you from Dover International Speedway

As we celebrate the success of the eighth annual Firefly Music Festival, it seems appropriate to extend a thank you to everyone that consistently plays a role in making the magic of the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway come alive on a worldwide stage. Collectively, our Dover International Speedway team, community and state are all […]

Farewell to Firefly 2019: Fans see changes but excitement remains

DOVER — By most accounts, the eighth annual Firefly Music Festival was another exciting time for attendees, but for some longtime festivalgoers they sensed a change this year. “This is my third time out here and it did feel a little different than I remember,” said Cincinnati native Trevor Payne. “I think the music got […]

A walk through the Firefly Music Festival from A to Z

Pitch the tent and fire up the tunes — this year’s edition of the Firefly Music Festival gets underway at noon today in the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. More than 100 acts performing over eight main stages will take over Dover as has been the case around here since 2012. Now run by AEG […]

Best Bets: Concerts on The Green ready to groove Dover

A Dover tradition that brings family and friends together for an evening of free music and fun continues this month as the 43rd annual Concerts on The Green series kicks off Thursday with local Irish band Celtic Harvest. The series continues for 14 weeks on Dover’s historic Green every Thursday night except July 4 starting […]

Best Bets: New year means new things to do in 2019

Now that the holiday hubbub has calmed down, it’s time to turn our attention to what awaits in 2019. The local entertainment is starting to fill up. So let’s look at what we know about so far. •The stages are set for this year’s Firefly Music Festival, slated for three days — June 21-23 — […]

Travis Scott, Post Malone to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — Recent Grammy Award nominees Travis Scott and Post Malone along with rock band Panic! At The Disco will headline next year’s Firefly Music Festival, officials announced late Monday afternoon. Firefly returns to The Woodlands for the eighth year June 21-23. It will be three days next year instead of four as it had […]