Third year biggest yet for Firefly

Presale 2015 tickets on sale Wednesday, June 25
Colin Louis Dieden and Katie Jayne Earl of The Mowglis perform during their set on The Porch stage June 20 at the Firefly Festival in Dover. BY NICK ROTH
June 25, 2014

The 2014 Firefly Festival was its biggest and best yet, with more than 125 acts spread across seven stages in the Woodlands next to Dover International Speedway. Firefly attracted an estimated 80,000 people each day, hailing from all 50 states and 17 countries.

With Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Weezer and other big-name acts, the 2014 edition shows the festival is growing fast, from 30,000 attendees its inaugural year and 65,000 people its sophomore year.

"We believe Firefly is officially in the big leagues," said Firefly Director Greg Bostrom. "Certainly I think some of the national attention we've gotten so far would indicate that as well."

This year was the first time organizers included a fourth day of music, opening June 19 with 11 shows. Bostrom said an estimated 60,000 people attended Thursday night; by Friday afternoon, he said, more than 50,000 campers were all checked in and enjoying the festival.

"The theme of 2014 is and has been bigger and better," he said.

Now Bostrom and his staff at Red Frog Events turn their attention to 2015, when the crew aims to top this year's event. Next year, Firefly will be held June 18-21. $199 presale tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 25, at