Firefly Music Festival 2013 Preview

2013’s Firefly Music Festival is one of the must-see live music events of this summer. With headliners Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Red Hot Chili Peppers, you really cannot go wrong. But the cast of bands that fill out the roster including Foster the People, Dispatch, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Passion Pit, Matt and Kim, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s, MGMT, Dr. Dog, and Public Enemy, Dover Delaware has officially been starred on the map as premier location for live music from 6/21 to 6/23/2013. 

The collection of groups seems to be just right, a mix of electronic music including popular acts like Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, Zedd, Chvrches, Krewella, and Big Gigantic helps fill out the futuristic side of things. There is a fair representation of up and coming acts that includes Crystal Fighters, Foxygen, The Neighbourhod, Twenty-One Piliots, Delta Rae, Atlas Genius, The Apache Relay and Last Bison. Even the hip-hop genre will be prevelant with heavy hitters Pubilc Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Azalia Banks and new guy Action Bronson.

With over 65 bands over four stages, and headliners like Tom Petty and Red Hot Chili Peppers, this year’s Firefly Music Festival in Dover Delaware is sure to be a great experience. In addition, attractions like the Heineken Domes featuring various DJ’s, the Forest Cinema, the Arcade, a “style your own” Tom’s booth, Hammock Hangouts, and an illuminated pathway will fill out the experience.  Firefly even offers upscale camping called “Glamping” with air conditioned tents and bunks for a pretty penny. For the rest of us, see you camping out on the fields!


By John Hanson

John Hanson aka Johnny Rooftop is a musician and writer based in Boston. John has been focusing on his writing, performing, recording and sound engineering. Follow John on Twitter @johnnyrooftop, or visit to stay up to date on all his projects.

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