Your Guide to Firefly Music Festival 2017


Firefly music festival 2017
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Set in a lush woodland in Dover, Delaware, the 2017 Firefly Music Festival features a whopping 140 bands, on 9 stages. The amazing line-up includes the likes of The Weeknd, Muse and Weezer.

Read on for everything you need to know about Firefly Festival 2017.

Firefly Music Festival Dates & Location

The festival takes place in the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. It’s set on 154 acres of lush, green woodlands and the festival site is within walking distance to bars and restaurants.

Festival dates are June 15 – 18, 2017.

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Where to Stay for Firefly Music Festival

Most attendees choose to camp at the festival’s campsite, however, camping isn’t for everyone. If you’d prefer a comfy bed and a hot shower, we have all the nearby options for you. Nearby options include a three-person room at the Days Inn Dover for $395 and Best Western Smyrna, from $288.

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Getting to Firefly

Dover is driving distance to east coast cities such as Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York City. The nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport, which is about an hour drive from Dover. You can rent a car, take or bus or hire a taxi from the airport to Dover. Once in Dover, you can ride-share or drive to the woodland site.

Driving directions to Firefly Festival 

Firefly Tickets

Firefly Music Festival 2017
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Single day pass: $109 per day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A pass for the warm-up parties on Thursday is $79

Full four-day pass: $299, includes entry to the festival across the entire four days

Camping Pass: $189, includes camping from Thursday through to Monday, space for one tent and one car/SUV

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Firefly Music Festival 2017 Line-Up

Firefly Festival 2017
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Firefly’s epic line-up this year includes The Weeknd, Muse, Weezer, AFI, Chance the Rapper and Ke$ha.

Other great acts include Franz Ferdinand, The Shins, The Strumbellas and Busta Rhymes.

See the full festival lineup

What to Bring to Firefly

Something warm to wear at night – the woodlands can get chilly

A flashlight

Something glow in the dark – such as a headband, face paint or clothes

Bug spray – you’re in a woodland after all!

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Firefly Festival Pro Tips

Food at the festival can be pricey, so bring your own snacks.

Pace yourself throughout the day – the headliners usually play really late at night.

The ground will be dusty so bring a bandana to cover your face to help you breathe easy.

Dover gets HOT so be prepared with the essentials- sunscreen, hat, sunglasses


Carmela is a Journalist from London. She recently quit the rainy UK and moved to Medellin, Colombia, where she is a Content Writer for

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