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 […]

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 […]