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Firefly Music Festival To Be Held In Delaware 

Delaware, welcome to the world of States that have sweet Music Festivals.

The news broke last night, that the three day  ’Firefly Music Festival’, will be headlined by The KillersThe Black Keys and Jack White .  Solid, right? I mean, sure The Killers aren’t in the stratosphere of musical relevance circa 2012 as the The Black Keys and Jack White are; but hey, they could have went with the Beach Boys, so we’ll chalk up those headliners as a win.

The ’2nd tier’ if you will, of headliners consists of The Flaming Lips (what AREN’T the Flaming Lips doing these days?), Death Cab For CutieJohn LegendGirl Talk and Passion Pit (cancelled as a result of mental health issues). Modest Mouse, a late edition to the festivities, announced on June 25th they’d be in Dover as well that weekend.

Dubbed the “East Coast’s Premier Music Experience”, will  kick off July 20th  at Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Delaware and end July 22nd with 3 day passes going for a modest $178 (as of 6/28, 3-Day passes have been sold out), at the Festival’s official website. The rest of the listed acts are below.


Click here to purchase your tickets: Firefly Music Festival TICKETS



Heartless Bastards


The Wallflowers (who’s absence from Summerland 2012 is baffling )

Lupe Fiasco

Mariachi El Bronx

Young the Giant

Ra Ra Riot

OK Go (treadmill dudes)

 Cold War Kids

 The Head and the Heart 

Tinie Tempah


The Felice Brothers

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires

Mayer Hawthrone & The County

Kids These Days

Bombay Bicycle Club

Penguin Prison

Update 05/08/12 – The Firefly Website now shows an image similar to the gang Hangman. While they promise a full lineup tomorrow 05/09/12 we have done some detective work and believe this festival is adding the following artists.


Fitz and the Tantrums

Lower Case Blues

Moon Taxi


Silversun Pickups

The Knocks

Turf War



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Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 6:58 am.
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9 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Intoallmusic

    Thhis festival sucks. I would go to any country music or pop concert before attending this festival. Hardly any bathrooms, the water line took forever which made me miss my favorite band, and their “cooling off station” is a joke. The staff is only available to stand around and try to fnd someone else to help you cause they aren’t quaified to help in most senarios.Would advise not to attend this festival.

  2. Intoallmusic,

    With this festival still three weeks away, we are stoked that you traveled back in time to let 

  3. concertconfessions


    We thank you for traveling back in time to leave us a comment. With this festival still a few weeks away it’s nice to know what is going to go wrong. We appreciate the heads up. Sorry you had a bad time. If you don’t mind us asking, which bands did you see when you were not in line for water?

  4. Bundystuff

    This festival has never been held here before! So, how can you say their hardly
     any bathrooms when you’ve never been here before. It’s at Dover Downs raceway. 100s of bathrooms! I go by their all the time…

  5. linz

    Interesting, this exact comment was left by “Billy” on another article for Firefly

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