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The Bus
05-23-12, 05:32 AM
http://fireflyfestival.com/

July 20–22
Dover, Delaware

$200 gets you:

Allen Stone
AWOLNATION
Bassnectar
Blind Pilot
Bombay Bicycle Club
<b>Cake</b>
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Chiddy Bang
Cold War Kids
Cults
<b>Death Cab For Cutie</b>
Fitz and the Tantrums
<b>Girl Talk</b>
Graffiti6
Grouplove
Heartless Bastards
Imagine Dragons
J Roddy Walston and the Business
<b>Jack White</b>
<b>John Legend</b>
Kids These Days
lower case blues
<b>Lupe Fiasco</b>
<b>Mariachi El Bronx</b>
Matt Costa
<b>Mayer Hawthorne & The County</b>
<b>Michael Franti & Spearhead</b>
Moon Taxi
OK Go
<b>Passion Pit</b>
Penguin Prison
<b>Polica</b>
<b>Ra Ra Riot</b>
Reptar
<b>Silversun Pickups</b>
<b>The Black Keys</b>
The Felice Brothers
<b>The Flaming Lips</b>
The Head and the Heart
<b>The Killers</b>
The Knocks
<b>The Wallflowers</b>
Tinie Tempah
Trampled By Turtles
Turf War
Walk the Moon
Young the Giant

<hr>

Sure. After I move away, they have a cool concert in Delaware. Bastards. :lol:

SoSpacey
05-23-12, 08:06 AM
http://fireflyfestival.com/

July 2022
Dover, Delaware

$200 gets you:

Allen Stone
AWOLNATION
Bassnectar
Blind Pilot
Bombay Bicycle Club
<b>Cake</b>
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Chiddy Bang
Cold War Kids
Cults
<b>Death Cab For Cutie</b>
Fitz and the Tantrums
<b>Girl Talk</b>
Graffiti6
Grouplove
Heartless Bastards
Imagine Dragons
J Roddy Walston and the Business
<b>Jack White</b>
<b>John Legend</b>
Kids These Days
lower case blues
<b>Lupe Fiasco</b>
<b>Mariachi El Bronx</b>
Matt Costa
<b>Mayer Hawthorne & The County</b>
<b>Michael Franti & Spearhead</b>
Moon Taxi
OK Go
<b>Passion Pit</b>
Penguin Prison
<b>Polica</b>
<b>Ra Ra Riot</b>
Reptar
<b>Silversun Pickups</b>
<b>The Black Keys</b>
The Felice Brothers
<b>The Flaming Lips</b>
The Head and the Heart
<b>The Killers</b>
The Knocks
<b>The Wallflowers</b>
Tinie Tempah
Trampled By Turtles
Turf War
Walk the Moon
Young the Giant

<hr>

Sure. After I move away, they have a cool concert in Delaware. Bastards. :lol:

I bolded a few you missed :)

Pretty sure this isnt the first year.

printerati
05-23-12, 08:23 AM
You still missed Bombay Bicycle Club and The Head and the Heart.

Spiderbite
05-23-12, 09:28 AM
It looks like XM's Alt Nation station threw up and created a concert. (That's not a bad thing.)

I'd be there in a heartbeat if I was anywhere near there.

SoSpacey
05-23-12, 09:47 AM
You still missed Bombay Bicycle Club and The Head and the Heart.

I agree on the former, I was bored to tears seeing the Head and the Heart live.

SoSpacey
05-23-12, 09:48 AM
i also missed Allen Stone. The dude's voice is sick.

cdollaz
05-23-12, 10:01 AM
Pricey.

Mike86
05-23-12, 10:40 AM
If I was anywhere near Delaware I'd definitely try and make it. I saw the lineup for this a while back and it's pretty damn great. Would easily be worth the price of admission for Cake, Jack White, The Black Keys, and The Killers alone.

EEz28
05-23-12, 12:54 PM
I really, really, really wanna buy a plane ticket and rental car and go to this.

Giles
05-23-12, 01:20 PM
for that much, I'd expect a dance tent ;)

cungar
05-23-12, 02:28 PM
i also missed Allen Stone. The dude's voice is sick.

Sorry to hear that. What does he have?

The Bus
05-23-12, 04:52 PM
I really, really, really wanna buy a plane ticket and rental car and go to this.

I think there's good deals from IAH to PHL/BWI, both of which are close enough.

I don't think there was a festival in 2011.

The Bus
05-23-12, 04:53 PM
Pricey.

For me, this seems like the world's greatest deal. Australian concert prices are also insane. $50 for Best Coast, $100 for Black Keys. Paying retail to see all these acts would run easily $2000 here.

Mike86
05-23-12, 05:25 PM
Honestly it doesn't seem that pricey to me at all really. Considering if you went to the bigger names on the list you'd probably pay at least $50 a piece. I'd love to have a festival with names like that close to where I live for that price.

GuessWho
05-23-12, 06:09 PM
Pretty sure this isnt the first year.It is. My dad works for the company producing the event. They're best known for their Warrior Dash races.

GreenVulture
05-24-12, 06:33 PM
"Or imagine being magically swept away to...Delaware. Hi. I'm in...Delaware."

bluetoast
05-24-12, 07:21 PM
Heartless Bastards: I remember we approached random people outside a bar to sign my friend for a scavenger hunt and it happened to be these guys. One of the guys was not pleased, and didn't want to do it at first. Must have had a bad show. Haven't really heard of them since.

SoSpacey
06-12-12, 03:51 PM
So let me know if anyone is going to this. I will be covering this for Rolling Stone and would love to meet up with any DVD Talkers if anyone goes.

Moopher
06-13-12, 06:59 PM
Damn, wish I lived there. Would love to see Trampled by Turtles!

SoSpacey
08-02-12, 01:19 PM
I am guessing no one here attended since I think someone would have posted by now.

This festival was AMAZING. The vibe was as good as I can imagine. It didn't feel "corporate" or that the only objective was to get you to spend more money once you got there.

The people were great, the staff was great and the acts all put on great shows, except for Modest Mouse.

Even speaking with the acts, they LOVED Firefly and thought it was one of the best festivals they have played at.

Free old-school arcade. Hot air balloon rides. Brewery and winery on site. The stages were all super easy to get to.

My photos up on Rolling Stone's web site if anyone is interested:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/jack-white-black-keys-shine-at-the-inaugural-firefly-festival-20120723

Not a ton in there as they only do a recap, but my site has more and more are coming.

They already announced Firefly 2013 and I really suggest you go if you can.

Jippy
08-03-12, 02:31 AM
"Or imagine being magically swept away to...Delaware. Hi. I'm in...Delaware."

:lol:

The Bus
08-03-12, 06:18 AM
Look forward to going. Have to say not looking forward to the hotel options in Delaware.

(Dover Downs might be nice)

SoSpacey
08-03-12, 08:10 AM
Look forward to going. Have to say not looking forward to the hotel options in Delaware.

(Dover Downs might be nice)

I honestly think Red Frog events books up all the rooms in Dover before announcing the festival. I was lucky to get a room in Dover but that was only because I checked every other day. Rooms were sold out well in advance. Even for next year's festival rooms are basically sold out throughout Dover already.

Giles
08-03-12, 08:53 AM
I am guessing no one here attended since I think someone would have posted by now.

This festival was AMAZING. The vibe was as good as I can imagine. It didn't feel "corporate" or that the only objective was to get you to spend more money once you got there.

The people were great, the staff was great and the acts all put on great shows, except for Modest Mouse.

Even speaking with the acts, they LOVED Firefly and thought it was one of the best festivals they have played at.

Free old-school arcade. Hot air balloon rides. Brewery and winery on site. The stages were all super easy to get to.

My photos up on Rolling Stone's web site if anyone is interested:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pictures/jack-white-black-keys-shine-at-the-inaugural-firefly-festival-20120723

Not a ton in there as they only do a recap, but my site has more and more are coming.

They already announced Firefly 2013 and I really suggest you go if you can.

love the pics, good crowd shot during the Flaming Lips set. How many people do you guess attended?

DaveyJoe
08-03-12, 11:22 AM
I did not attend, but I did cover it for work, and had some friends that went. I'm pretty pleased that an event like this came to Delmarva, because there's usually nothing to do around here. It was the first year, but it was a great success. I believe tickets are already on sale for next year's event.

SoSpacey
08-07-12, 11:53 AM
love the pics, good crowd shot during the Flaming Lips set. How many people do you guess attended?

Thanks! 30k per day is what they estimated. I think Friday was a bit less.

I did not attend, but I did cover it for work, and had some friends that went. I'm pretty pleased that an event like this came to Delmarva, because there's usually nothing to do around here. It was the first year, but it was a great success. I believe tickets are already on sale for next year's event.

Advance tickets sold out already.

SoSpacey
02-19-13, 08:41 AM
2013 Line-up announced. I already booked my room.

http://www.thewaster.com/latest-news/firefly-festival-line-up-announced/

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS • TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

VAMPIRE WEEKEND • FOSTER THE PEOPLE
YEAH YEAH YEAHS • THE AVETT BROTHERS• CALVIN HARRIS
PASSION PIT • MGMT • ELLIE GOULDING • DISPATCH
THE LUMINEERS • KENDRICK LAMAR • ALABAMA SHAKES
GRIZZLY BEAR • EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
BIG GIGANTIC • AZEALIA BANKS • IMAGINE DRAGONS
ZEDD • MATT & KIM • PUBLIC ENEMY • DR. DOG
THE JOY FORMIDABLE • JAPANDROIDS • KREWELLA • THE WALKMEN
AMANDA PALMER AND THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA•TORO Y MOI • LP
ATLAS GENIUS • DJANGO DJANGO • DAN DEACON
CRYSTAL FIGHTERS • DRAGONETTE • MANUFACTURED SUPERSTARS • ACTION BRONSON • YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE
LORD HURON • WILD BELLE • THE WHITE PANDA • ZZ WARD • ST. LUCIA • HAIM
FOXYGEN • CAPITAL CITIES • A SILENT FILM • KISHI BASHI
KOPECKY FAMILY BAND•THE APACHE RELAY•THE CHEVIN•SELAH SUE
TWENTY ONE PILOTS•BLONDFIRE•THE ROYAL CONCEPT•CHVRCHES
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD•IMAGINARY CITIES•ROBERT DELONG
CONNER YOUNGBLOOD • JC BROOKS AND THE UPTOWN SOUND • DELTA RAE
HEY MARSEILLES • YOUNG EMPIRES • THE LAST BISON
THE WHEELER BROTHERS • SISTER SPARROW AND THE DIRTY BIRDS
THE SPINTO BAND • LEAGUES • TRAILS AND WAYS • THE LAST ROYALS

dex14
02-19-13, 09:19 AM
Pretty decent lineup... I'm not down for camping. If I went, I would book a room. I hope Lolla gets some of these smaller bands.

CRM114
02-21-13, 09:13 AM
Are there any big festivals in the northeast? Newport Folk Festival has already sold out without announcing it's lineup! (Save a dozen or so most of whom are not big names.)

dex14
02-21-13, 12:02 PM
Are there any big festivals in the northeast? Newport Folk Festival has already sold out without announcing it's lineup! (Save a dozen or so most of whom are not big names.)

http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

http://northsidefestival.com/

http://mountainjam.com/

http://campbisco.net/

http://www.skateandsurffest.com/

http://www.virginmobilelive.com/freefest/

http://www.cbgb.com/festival.php

CRM114
02-21-13, 01:35 PM
Governors Ball is the only one I'd consider on par with the bigger festivals, even Newport.

SoSpacey
02-21-13, 03:21 PM
Gov Ball has a great line-up this year, except for their silly third headliner, Axel + Friends.

SoSpacey
02-21-13, 03:22 PM
And Orion moved to Detroit and the line-up stinks this year.

Giles
02-21-13, 03:46 PM
http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/

http://northsidefestival.com/

http://mountainjam.com/

http://campbisco.net/

http://www.skateandsurffest.com/

http://www.virginmobilelive.com/freefest/

http://www.cbgb.com/festival.php

the whole 'free' ticket thang for Virgin Fest is a clusterfuck and major headache.

dex14
02-21-13, 05:51 PM
the whole 'free' ticket thang for Virgin Fest is a clusterfuck and major headache.

I haven't had trouble getting them. Got them 3 years in a row. They also offer the $50 ticket which is still a good deal.