Jack White, The Black Keys and The Killers to Headline Firefly Music Festival

5:48 PM PST 04/04/2012 by Portia Medina
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The massive music event will span three days, July 20-22, in Dover, Delaware with more than 40 acts, including The Flaming Lips and John Legend.

The Firefly Music Festival, which is being held at the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, will host a collection of notable indie artists including Death Cab for Cutie, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, the Heartless Bastards and the Cold War Kids, to name a few.

The versatile powerhouse Jack White, whose debut solo album Blunderbuss streets April 23, will share top billing with the Black Keys and The Killers.

"We're thrilled to announce Firefly Music Festival as the East Coast's premier music experience and are set on delivering an unforgettable weekend complete with top tier talent and unique attractions. We look forward to bringing Firefly to life in July," said Joe Reynolds, owner of Red Frog Events, the producers of Firefly.

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Firefly will rival neighboring events like Bamboozled in Asbury Park, New Jersey, but the Dover festival offers a little something extra by partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's through their Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program.

The live music is like the cherry on top of the event that offers a variety of attractions including craft beer and wine gardens and hot air balloon rides -- not to mention the tax-free shopping that Delaware provides. 

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Anyone on bordering the Atlantic who isn’t able to make it to Coachella this year may want to snatch up some tickets for this summer festival. ‘The VIP Experience’ offers unique perks like catered gourmet meals throughout the day, complementary private massages and a gaming area. 

 

 

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