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3 Reasons Firefly Music Festival Stands Out Among the Rest

My Firefly experience was truly unlike any other music festival in the Northeast. I could gush on and on about it, but here are three quick reasons why it stands out as one of this season’s top contenders.


The Line-Up

Firefly has booked big name acts from the beginning. In 2012, the festival’s first year, headliners included The Killers, The Black Keys, and Jack White. The following year, a fourth day was added to bring attendees even more top-notch talent. This year, the festival put five names in large print: Two Door Cinema Club, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, Deadmau5, and Mumford & Sons, giving attendees a massive dose of top-tier talent. Other well-known artists included Ellie Goulding, The 1975, M83, Grouplove, and Blink-182.

The Location

Entering the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway was like walking into a different world. The huge amount of land gave the festival the space necessary to expand, while the forest environment kept us feeling totally secluded from the outside world. Though the weather was a bit temperamental, the fluctuations definitely kept things interesting and added to the lushness of the forest.

The Production

Red Frog Events did a brilliant job of balancing the festival’s unique acts across seven stages, scheduling many artists with multiple sets to help avoid too many conflicts. Nonstop performances, food vendors, and chill out areas (including awesome hammock hang outs) meant there was always something to do, no matter your musical interests or energy levels. Add some festie merchandise, a silent disco, and a group of wonderful people to share the experience with, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

Let’s just say, if you get a chance to check out Firefly Music Festival… don’t hesitate to do so!

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