Everything you need to know about Firefly

By Cindy Stauffer 8:01am, June 18, 2014 - Updated 8:02am, June 18, 2014
Get your tent packed, your sunscreen ready and your groove on.

The Firefly Music Festival begins Thursday and runs through Sunday at the Dover International Speedway.

One of the region's hottest music festivals will feature a lineup of bands including the Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Imagine Dragons, Beck, the Lumineers and Chance The Rapper, almost 100 bands in all appearing on seven stages.

The festival, spread out over more than 150 acres, also offers activities including a shaded area where attendees can sit or lie down in a hammock, a wooded path with lights and video displays, and an arcade tent.

Attendees can camp on nearby grounds.

Here are some basic facts about the festival:

The hours:

5 p.m. to midnight Thursday; noon to midnight Friday; noon to 2 a.m. Saturday; noon to 11 p.m. Sunday.

The cost:

One-day passes cost $49 Thursday and $109 for Friday to Sunday.

VIP passes, which come with amenities including preferred parking, air-conditioned restrooms and complimentary massages, cost $249 for Friday to Sunday, or $699 for a four-day pass.

Tickets are available here.

The rules:

Anyone can attend but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older, who can be a relative, friend or guardian.

Required items include your festival wristband, cash or credit/debit card for ATMs, and government-issued photo ID card.

Banned items include outside food or beverage, alcohol or flasks, coolers, animals, umbrellas, chairs, strollers and any bag larger than 16 by16 by 8 inches.

The camping:

General camping is still available in The Grove. Each campsite accommodates up to five people, a tent and a standard car/SUV. Cost is $149 for four nights and five days, and includes access to shower facilities.

The parking for day trippers:

Parking is free onsite at Dover International Speedway, a short walk from the festival entrance.


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