The Firefly Lowdown
When the founders of the Firefly Music Festival came together, they had one goal in mind – to create a premier music festival on the East Coast. The festival takes place annually at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Delaware, a 105-acre festival ground. In just four short years, Firefly has quickly grown in popularity and is now the biggest festival on the East Coast.
Firefly has featured a variety of musical genres with major headliners including Jack White, The Black Keys, John Legend, Bassnectar, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Outkast, The Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons. The 2015 festival has 119 artists scheduled to perform over the course of four days with Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon and The Killers as the headliners.
While Firefly delivers non-stop music, it also offers other activities that sets it a step above other festivals.
The Thicket is the festival’s silent disco in the woods. Growing in popularity, silent discos have people listen to music through wireless headphones instead of using a standard speaker system. To passersby who can’t hear the music, the scene of people dancing to nothing is striking.
Hot summer days lead to the Hammock Hangout as a solution to help festivalgoers cool down. Hammocks are set up in the wooded areas so that tired festivalgoers can take a break and even nap in a shaded area under the trees.
Firefly’s personal artistic touch is The Pathway, which is just on the other side of the trees next to the Hammock Hangout. The Pathway showcases the forest’s natural beauty with lights and umbrellas decorating the canopy of the trees.
Wanting to entertain festivalgoers with more than just music, the Arcade Tent has vintage arcade games like pinball, foosball and skeeball that people can play for free.
Those who want to do some festival shopping can head to The Market, where vendors set up shop to sell high-end goods in a modern-day bazaar.
Directly next to the Market is the TOMS Style Your Sole tent. Festivalgoers can purchase TOMS shoes on-site and work with experts to customize their festival kicks. With every purchase, another pair of shoes are sent to a child in need as part of the charity’s One For One Movement.
With a farmer’s market, a 24-hour general store, food trucks and morning yoga, The Hub helps keep everyone energized.
One of the most unique festival features is The Coffee House. This café in the woods offers live musical performances throughout the day and caffeine to keep festivalgoers dancing into the night.
By delivering an astounding lineup year after year and offering festival goers a unique experience, thousands of music fans would agree that Firefly is a prime event to check out.