Major music festival coming to Delaware

The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White will headline the Firefly Festival coming to Dover this July.  

Firefly Music Festival will kick off what organizers hope will become an annual tradition, drawing some of the biggest acts in music to Delaware.  The festival will be held July 20-22 on the grounds of Dover International Speedway, a site already accustomed to hosting massive crowds with two NASCAR race weekends every year.  

“We’re thrilled to announce Firefly Music Festival as the East Coast’s premier music experience and are set on delivering an unforgettable weekend complete with top tier talent and unique attractions,” said Joe Reynolds, owner of Red Frog Events which is producing the festival.  “We look forward to bringing Firefly to life in July.”

The festival will be held in The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, which festival organizers describe as a ‘picturesque, wooded setting.’  Dover Motorsports Chief Operating Officer Michael Tatoian says, “Our location, within driving distance of so many major metropolitan markets, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City, makes us a great destination for this unique event.” 

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Tickets go on sale Thursday April 5.

In addition to The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White, other bands scheduled to perform include: Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Cake, Lupe Fiasco, Young the Giant, OK GO, Cold War Kids, Tinie Tempah, The Wallflowers, and many more.  You can find a complete list of acts at

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