No more McCartney mystery in Delaware

 (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Surprise, surprise. Sir Paul McCartney will headline Firefly Festival in Delaware after all.

It’s official. That blur at the top of the Firefly lineup poster was hiding the name Paul McCartney after all. 

“We’re not only excited, but honored, to have Paul McCartney join us at The Woodlands this year,” said Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom. “With his addition, this year’s lineup is our most exciting one yet.”

The long-rumored appearance by McCartney was thrown into question when the Firefly lineup was announced. The top headline spot featured a smudged name, leading to speculation that the leaked lineup was wrong, or that McCartney had dropped out.

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While those fears, it now seems, were unwarranted, the exact reason for the delay in announcing McCartney’s appearance is unclear.

The former Beatle’s first performance in Delaware at Firefly will be a part of his Out There tour, which organizers described as a state-of-the-art experience:

With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

McCartney joins fellow headliners The Killers and Kings of Leons at this year’s Firefly, which runs from June 18-21. Other performers include Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Bastille, Modest Mouse, Morrissey, Hozier, Kid Cudi and nearly 100 others.

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