Firefly Music Festival is a three-day, open-air camping festival that started in 2012 with the hopes of becoming the summer music festival of the East Coast. Headliners at the Dover, Delaware event have included The Killers, Outkast, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Chance the Rapper, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar. The festival, which takes place in The Woodlands of the Dover International Speedway, also prides itself on being environmentally conscious. Attendees have the option to purchase carbon offsets along with their tickets, and recyclable items at the festival can be exchanged for a chance to win merchandise and vouchers for food and drink. In 2018, Coachella’s parent company, AEG, bought the Firefly Music Festival, so expect to see big things from this Delaware event in the coming years.
Check out the Treehouse Stage to escape the sun & jam out under the treetops
Get your groove on at the Thicket Silent Disco — put your headphones on and dance the night away
Enjoy back-to-back sets all weekend with DJs nested in the woodland trees
Is roller skating one of your favorite pastimes? If you answered, yes, you’re going to want to bring your skates! Hit up the Firefly Roller Rink to skate to the sound of your favorite DJs.
Show your PRIDE and celebrate equality, inclusivity, and the LGBTQ+ community with Firefly's Pride Parade.
Catch a little R&R at the hammock hangout (BYOH)
Throw some sparkle into your weekend — Drag Brunch is back! (reservations required)
Connect with non-profit organizations at The Good Hub, where they will be raising education and awareness on various causes
Browse hand-crafted memorabilia, clothing, jewelry, & more at the Bazaar Central Market
Pinkies out Firefly fam! Make a reservation at the exclusive Supper Club to enjoy unique food and drink pairings brought to you by acclaimed chefs
Safety & Medical:
Safety first! All Firefly attendees will be screened by security upon entry to ensure the safety of all festival-goers. Security staff will also be present throughout the entire duration of the festival. Don’t forget to designate a meet up spot with your group, just in case you get separated.
Food & Drink:
It’s so easy to forget your basic needs when you are living the festival life. Days at Firefly can get extremely hot, so make sure you are eating and staying hydrated! Attendees are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles or hydration pack to fill at one of the many free refill stations throughout the festival.
Firefly Music Festival is known for its partnership with Dogfish Head Brewery, which offers its exclusive Firefly Ale and other craft beers at the event. Not much of a beer drinker? Grab a frozen cocktail at the Malibu Beach House or a glass of wine at Camp Riunite, where you can also do arts and crafts projects. Explore dozens of vendors offering vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options. Propane camp stoves and coolers are allowed if you prefer to cook your own meals + ice is available for sale throughout the camping grounds.
Dover International Speedway
1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901
This year’s headliners include Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, and Dua Lipa. Other notable musicians include Weezer, Big Sean, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Avril Lavigne, Cold War Kids, All Time Low, and many more!
Camping in your RV is easy at Firefly because the event takes place at the Dover International Speedway, which has existing campsites, including some with hookups for water and electricity. Need to find an RV for the weekend? Check out RVshare.com, where you can rent an RV from a private owner for a fraction of the price of a traditional RV rental.
If you plan to stay in an RV, there are three ticketing options:
Front Row RV Camping (prices start at $549) : Front Row RV camping is the mid-tier option. Also located in South Camping, these campsites have slightly more room, measuring 25’ x 45’. Front Row guests receive early entry on Thursday for up to eight people and fast passes for the shower facilities. Plus, you’ll be as close to the festival entrance as possible.
Infield RV Camping (prices start at $1,099): Looking for water and electric hookups? You’ll need the pass for Infield RV camping. Infield campers will also receive expedited check-in and early entry for up to eight people on Thursday. Each campsite measures 25’ x 45’ and contains hookups for water, electric, and waste. You’ll also receive one complimentary servicing for gray and black water removal (look it up if you don’t already know!). Infield campers are guaranteed shower fast passes and access to the Infield Lounge.
Remember, Firefly will allow only three types of setups in the RV section: an RV only, a standard-sized vehicle and pull-behind travel trailer, or a standard-sized vehicle and pop-up camper. Find more details about RV camping on the festival’s website.
Whether you’re renting an RV or using your own, RV camping is a great way to experience Firefly. The festival venue is the ideal setup for RV travelers, so go ahead and take advantage! More information about RV camping can be found on Firefly’s website.
No matter if you’re happy roughing it or prefer a “glamping” situation, the Firefly Music Festival has the perfect option for you.
Front Row RV camping (Prices start at $549) is available for those who want the RV life perks while being close to the main entrance.
North Camping ($299) is the right choice for anyone who wants to be close to the action, since it’s right next to the Firefly Stage.
Firefly has several options for Glamping (Prices start at $1,499) with high-end amenities like a concierge service and cozy beds!
There are several hotels in the Dover area that are close to the event venue. Firefly has partnered with Hotels for Hope, a nonprofit that donates a portion of hotel bookings to charities, to help festival attendees find hotel rooms for the weekend. Check out the hotel booking portal here.
If you’ll be flying in, the closest airports to Dover are the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI). Philadelphia’s airport is about 70 miles from the event venue, while the Baltimore airport is about 90 miles away.
If you’ll be driving to the festival, the address to plug into your GPS is 1131 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. More arrival instructions will be sent via email to anyone who purchases a ticket. Detailed directions may be found on the website for Dover International Speedway.
Coming from New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, or D.C.? The event organizers have partnered with Bus.com to create specialized festival routes, with ticket prices ranging from $29 to $46. The charter buses are designated exclusively for festival attendees and have plenty of storage for all your camping gear. Pickup locations include:
New York (Manhattan): Grand Hyatt New York
Philadelphia Airport: Philadelphia International Airport
Philadelphia Downtown: The Bourse Building
Washington DC: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Baltimore: Maryland Science Center
Shuttles will also be available to transport festival attendees from nearby hotels to the event venue. Once you’re on site, the organizers have arranged free shuttles to take attendees back to the overnight parking and camping areas. Those shuttles will run 24 hours per day starting on Thursday.
For those who don’t plan on staying overnight, daily parking passes are available for $10 per day. Follow the parking attendants for more instructions when you arrive.
If you purchase camping passes, please note there are limitations on how many vehicles you may park at your campsite:
For General Tent and Wednesday Tent passes, one car is permitted per spot.
For Carefree Camping and Elevate Camping, each campsite will be granted one overnight parking pass for a separate lot with in and out privileges.
For General RV, Infield RV, and Wednesday RV, each site is permitted one RV or one standard-size vehicle with a pull-behind travel trailer or pop-up camper.
For Basic Glamping, Infield Glamping, Premium Glamping, Peak Glamping, or Guesthouse Glamping, one car is allowed per spot.
For Group Camping, no cars are allowed at the campsite. Your group will be given overnight parking passes for up to six vehicles with in and out privileges.
If you plan on arriving to the festival with more cars than are permitted at your designated campsite, don’t worry -- you can easily purchase overnight parking passes for the rest of your vehicles, although these cars will need to be parked at a separate parking lot. Overnight parking passes cost $40 per night.
Tickets for Firefly can be purchased online, starting at $299 for a Weekend General Admission pass and up to $2,699 for a Weekend Super VIP ticket. If you’ll be camping, don’t forget that you’ll need to purchase both a festival ticket as well as a camping pass.
We hope this Firefly guide has been helpful! Here at RVshare, we love to help people explore the amazing outdoors or attend an event with comfort and ease. Visiting Firefly Music Festival in an RV allows you to enjoy this awesome event without the stress of tent camping. Regardless of whether you choose to visit Firefly in an RV rental from us or use other accommodations, we’d love to see pictures of your trip! Send us your photos at [email protected], and tag us on social media for a chance to be featured on our blog or social media!
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