Firefly Music Festival Anticipates Sold Out Year

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This year, Firefly Music Festival is anticipating their first sold out event since the festival’s foundation in 2012. Greg Bostrom, Firefly Music Festival’s director, revealed that they are expecting approximately 90,000 participants at this year’s event, more than tripling their numbers from their first festival a mere four years ago. Evidence of the festival’s successes are clear just from looking at their advance ticket sales. Since tickets were made available for purchase in early March, the festival has experienced a 50% jump in sales compared in comparison to pre-sale ticket sales from their 2014 festival.

This year, Firefly Music Festival is boasting Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, and the Killers as their headliners, and they will be joined by a collection of more than forty other familiar faces. The musicians will be performing on seven stages over the course of the four-day festival, which takes place at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. The event will kick off on Thursday, June 18th, with performances by The Kooks, Charli XCX, Ryn Weaver, and so many others. Paul McCartney will take the stage on Friday, while Kings of Leon hosts Saturday, and The Killers bring things to a close on Sunday, June 21st.

Since its creation in 2012, Firefly Music Festival has positioned itself to become the premier music festival of the east, pitting itself in competition against their western counterparts Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza. Ticket sales and attendance at Firefly Music Festival have been steadily increasing since the festival was founded in 2012. In their first year, 30,000 individuals attended the event, and by 2013, those numbers had more than doubled to 65,000. Bostrom attributes the increased sales to their ever-growing reputation for providing a good time and their commitment to continually making the festival better.

As their ticket sales are increasing, Firefly has made a decision to eliminate single day tickets in an effort to sell the event as a “weekend experience” like its predecessors. The festival, which is produced by the Chicago-based event-planning company Red Frog Events, entices guests with a variety of entertainment options. Guests are encouraged to camp out on the grounds, and they can entertain themselves between sets in an arcade, on a dance floor, or by relaxing in the “Hammock Hangout.” This year, Red Frog Events teamed up with Goldenvoice, a company that has worked with Coachella, to increase promotional events.

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