Posted in music | tour dates on February 19, 2013

Firefly Music Festival 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Firefly Music Festival

Dover, DE festival Firefly Music Festival had a great first year in July of 2012, and afterwards immediately announced it'd return in 2013. The 2013 festival happens from June 21 - 23 at the Dover International Speedway, and the lineup was just announced. It includes Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, The Walkmen, Django Django, Public Enemy, CHVRCHES, Amanda Palmer, Foxygen, Alabama Shakes, Toro y Moi, Dan Deacon, Action Bronson, The Avett Brothers, and more; and the headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Vampire Weekend, and Foster the People. The full lineup is below and you can watch the announcement video at their website. TIckets go on general sale Thursday (2/21).

Firefly happens a couple weeks after NYC festival Governors Ball, which has some lineup similarities (Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Avett Brothers, etc). That one goes down on Randall's Island from June 7 - 9 and tickets are still available.

Firefly lineup below...

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Firefly Music Festival -- 2013 Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Vampire Weekend
Foster the People
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
MGMT
Passion Pit
Kendrick Lamar
Grizzly Bear
Alabama Shakes
The Avett Brothers
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Japandroids
Public Enemy
The Walkmen
Dan Deacon
Toro y Moi
Action Bronson
Azealia Banks
Foxygen
HAIM
Wild Belle
CHVRCHES
The Lumineers
Amanda Palmer
Dispatch
Matt and Kim
Ellie Goulding
Calvin Harris
Dr. Dog
The Joy Formidable
Atlas Genius
Big Gigantic
Django Django
Kishi Bashi
Hey Marseilles
LP
St. Lucia
Kopecky Family Band
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound
The Neighbourhood
Robert DeLong
Imagine Dragons

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Comments (27)

Pretty good for this type of festival. Certainly better headliners than Governor's Ball.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:38 AM

Let the hate begin...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:43 AM

"Hi...I'm in....Delaware..."

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:44 AM

i predict rain for the whole weekend

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:53 AM

Was this event well attended last year? Maybe this isn't such a bad festival if it can keep crowds down unlike other multi-day fests.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:54 AM

i went to this festival last year and it SUCKED. Camping was right by the highway, there was no real vibe to the festival, and Delaware is about as cool as stubbing your toe really hard in the morning.

Posted by Franklin | February 19, 2013 9:56 AM

How does a festival have a "vibe"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 9:57 AM

@9:54 it sold out last year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:01 AM

Petty puts on a good show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:03 AM

HAAAAAATE with a side of hummus

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:15 AM

Around 30k per day. I wouldn't fuckin camp at this. Hotel booked.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:20 AM

I went last year and the Fest was awesome. Who gives a shit about the "vibe" - make your own good time. We did, and the lineup/event/camping/everything was fantastic. I think they're holding out on a headliner too...they had Killers/Black Keys/Jack White for last year...so expect another big name to be released soon.

Posted by The Littlest Winslow | February 19, 2013 10:32 AM

Postal Service may be added. If you look at their tour dates it ends in MD right in time for this.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:39 AM

Who the hell wants to spend a weekend on a field in Delaware!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:51 AM

It's actually a real solid lineups (headliners are kinda lame though) still not worth the drive from NY to Delaware for it though, they should just trade with Governors...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:52 AM

Foster the People are a headliner. That says it all.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:53 AM

Poor Tom Petty :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 12:13 PM

i only went Saturday last year...got the tickets comp'd...but i had a great time and would def go again this year...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 12:19 PM

there is no sales tax in delaware

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 12:48 PM

"Foster the People are a headliner. That says it all."

Yep how is this possible!?!?

I would much rather go to Gov Ball (even though its headliners suck too)

Posted by Venkman | February 19, 2013 12:49 PM

Vampire Weekend are a headliner? That says it all. They suck big time! And how on Earth do Matt & Kim even have a career? Are there that many clueless people in this world? Ok, dumb question.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 7:14 PM

not a single one

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:14 PM

Is foster the people a headliner? The poster makes it look like it's missing a third headliner because the font size.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 10:18 PM

I love these types of festivals. I really do.

Posted by mike | June 21, 2013 8:06 PM

Firefly Music Festival announces 2013 lineup (Vampire Weekend, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Japandroids, Tom Petty, RHCP & more)

Posted by saisokuseo | December 15, 2013 12:33 AM

Foster the People have a new album this time around. Supermodel is streaming in full

Posted by bobby | March 21, 2014 2:20 PM

This song is so goddamn gorgeous.

Posted by Pettis | September 17, 2014 2:20 PM

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