When we’re talking about Delaware around here we’re usually talking about classic beach awesomeness at Rehoboth Beach. But, if you were born between 1990 and 2005, then we have something equally as awesome — Firefly. The tenth anniversary festival has a banging lineup full of rock and pop stars who gave voice to the change of the millennia. We’re talking Green Day, All Time Low, Haim, My Chemical Romance, T-Pain, Big Sean and Avril Lavigne as well as some who might not remember 9/11 like Kid Laroi and Willow. Headliners also include Dua Lipa and Halsey. The non-music activities at Firefly are notably experiential and community-building; Firefly will have a silent disco, a roller rink, a hammock hangout, and a drag bingo. It will also host a pride parade and an area entitled “The Good Hub” where attendees can connect with nonprofits — two very cool things, if you ask us. Indeed, Firefly plays out a bit like a pride parade in a forest. There’s high production value, themed stages like Backyard and The Treehouse with elaborate decorations, costumes of all kinds, and a feeling that it’s ok to be who you are no matter how weird you might be. Like its neighbor Bonnaroo, Firefly has a big camping scene; so dust off those tents (or clean those cars) if you are inclined to party under the early morning stars.
- 50,000 people attended in 2021. Festival organizers reduced its capacity as a COVID-19 safety measure.
- Passes come in three levels, General Admission, VIP and Super VIP, and are available for a single day or all four days. Four-day General Admission tickets start at $349.
- Here’s the festival’s app to help guide you through the weekend.