Firefly dates, presale officially announced

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival officials debuted a new website Thursday afternoon, officially announcing that next year’s event at the Woodlands of Dover will be three days instead of four, as it had been for the last five years. As previously reported by the Delaware State News in July, Firefly will be held June 21-23. […]

Firefly changes hands; 2019 dates announced

DOVER — Next year’s Firefly Music Festival will take place June 21-23 under a new agreement with entertainment giant AEG Presents. AEG Presents, already a majority holder in Firefly, has acquired the remaining ownership shares of the festival held for the past seven years at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. As part of the […]

Numerous underage drinking citations issued at Firefly

DOVER — Several out of state visitors made an unexpected trip before departing the city Monday morning. A steady stream of late teen to 20-year-olds arrived at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in the downtown area to settle alcohol-related citations received during the 2018 Firefly Music Festival. Based on court documents, nearly 30 citations […]

Police: No foul play suspected in Firefly attendee’s death

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DOVER – No foul play was suspected as investigation into the death of a 20-year-old Philadelphia woman attending the 2018 Firefly Music Festival continued Sunday, authorities said. While the cause of Caroline Friedman’s death was unknown, Dover Police said an autopsy and toxicology results were pending. The late woman was reported unconscious at her campsite […]

Firefly Music Festival wraps up another year

DOVER — By most accounts, the seventh annual Firefly Music Festival was another exciting time for attendees, but it’s always a bittersweet moment for concertgoers once Delaware’s largest annual festival is over. “This year was a lot of fun,” said Mardi Celli. “I hate when it ends. This is my fifth year attending the event […]

Safe and sound: Security tightened at Firefly this year

DOVER — Safety and fun are two words that Hope Martin lives by when she attends the Firefly Music Festival each year. ‘”I know you can’t control what’s going on, but for the most part I always feel safe at Firefly knowing that security is always doing their jobs to make sure everyone has a […]

More than 20 alcohol-related arrests made as Firefly begins

DOVER — The alleged alcohol-related offenders came from as far as Great Britain and near as Frederica. On Thursday, more than 20 cases involving supposed entry into liquor stores by underage defendants were processed through Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. According to court records, those charged also hailed from Virginia, California, New […]

BEST BETS: Firefly Music Festival from A to Z

After a Thursday night at the Firefly Music Festival, which saw Dover’s own Amillion the Poet making his Firefly debut, the mega music event explodes in full today with gates opening at noon and the tunes going strong until 2 a.m. Those hours repeat on Saturday with a noon start also on Sunday but wrapping […]

Gates open for a Firefly weekend: Amillion the Poet hits the stage

DOVER — Thousands upon thousands of music lovers found their happy place when the gates to the seventh annual Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands in Dover swung open at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Perhaps nobody was happier or more thrilled to be at Firefly than Dover’s own Amillion the Poet, who fulfilled his own […]

Officials step up underage alcohol enforcement during Firefly Festival

DOVER — Some early numbers were positive as the Firefly Music Festival came to life Wednesday and Thursday. Citations for underage alcohol-related violations in the event’s vicinity dropped from 2017, authorities said. The lessened offense rate was even better since more agents were monitoring nearby liquor stores than the year before. “Hopefully the word got […]