You’ll be able to watch the 2015 Firefly Festival from your couch, thanks to a deal that event organizers have made with AXS TV.
Delaware’s Firefly Festival has drawn attendees from all over the country, and now even a broader national audience will have a chance to see what’s happening at the four-day music event in Dover.
AXS TV will broadcast portions of the festival live from June 19-21, 2015.
“AXS TV is committed to delivering the best in live music, and we’re proud to continue the legacy with this ground breaking lineup,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV founder. “Nothing compares to a live music event, and now our audience will get a front-row seat to five incredible festivals, as we bring the ultimate concert experience to our viewers.”
In addition to Firefly, the cable network will also broadcast the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in California, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the Rock on the Range Festival in Ohio.
The five festival broadcasts will total more than 70 hours of coverage on the network.
Firefly’s growing partners
Earlier this year, Firefly organizer Red Frog Events announced it had reached a deal with music promotion firm Goldenvoice, the same company that created the wildly popular Coachella. Goldenvoice is part of AEG Live, a massive concert and sports promoter that owns stadiums like the Staples Center in Los Angeles and sports franchises including the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings.
Firefly has signed a ten-year agreement to hold the event at The Woodlands property owned by Dover International Speedway.
The festival has seen a big increase in attendance since it was first held in 2012. That first year, 30,000 people attended. Attendance more than doubled in 2013, with 65,000 in attendance. This summer, an estimated crowd of 80,000 attended the festival, spurred in part by an expanded four-day schedule and some enlarged fields at several stages.