It’s official – Firefly Music Festival will be back for another go in 2013.
The specific line-up has not yet been determined, but the dates have been set to June 21-23, 2013.
“It was definitely a rousing success and we’re excited it will be returning in 2013,” said Gary Camp, director of communications at Dover International Speedway. “There are still lots of details to confirm.”
Dover Motorsports Director of Communications, Gary Camp talks about the return of the Firefly festival in 2013
This year’s festival brought about 30,000 guests to The Woodlands, also known as RV Lot 10, to see 48 musical acts over three days. And though NASCAR races certainly bring a lot of people to Dover, Camp said Firefly showcased the region in another positive way.
“It put Delaware on the map,” he said. “It was really interesting to be out in the field and hear the bands that had never been to Delaware before. And it was a really smooth event. Guests who came to the property were all very well-behaved.”
The festival brought in fans from as near as Dover and as far as Los Angeles and beyond; it also attracted the attention of national media from Rolling Stone to Pollstar to Billboard.
Prior to this year’s event, the Delaware Tourism Office estimated Firefly could have a possible $12.6 million impact on the state. No post-event measures are available, but officials are certainly as anxious for the festival to return as most of the music lovers who were at The Woodlands this weekend.
“We can say from our perspective that Firefly appears to have been a great success,” said Linda Parkowski, Delaware’s Director of Tourism. “We saw a huge influx of people in Kent County. Local restaurants like the Hollywood Diner and Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant were packed.”
Even a Wawa in Smyrna and hotels as far as North Wilmington reported they were busier than usual.
Pre-sale three-day passes for Firefly Music Festival 2013 went on sale Wednesday morning and are priced $148 and are available at www.fireflyfestival.com.