Firefly will return in 2021, announcing its plans for an event running from Thursday, September 23 through Sunday, September 26. Billie Eilish, The Killers, Tame Impala and Lizzo have been announced as headliners for the event, which returns to The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware.
Eilish had also been a planned headliner for the 2020 Firefly Festival, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021, the event has pushed back from its usual June dates to the later fall, whre organizers hope that diminishing restrictions on public gatherings and events will allow for the full-scale experience once again.
That experience promises more than 120 bands spread across seven stages at The Woodlands, which is open to all ages. Beyond the headliners, Megan Thee Stallion, Cage The Elephant, Roddy Ricch, Wiz Khalifa, Machine Gun Kelly, Phoebe Bridgers, Portugal, The Man and many more are planned to appear.
Presale access for passes begins this week, with those who opted to transfer their 2020 Firefly Festival passes to this year already set. Presale launches Friday May 14, with GA access starting at $299 plus fees for a weekend pass. VIP weekend passes start at $699, with a $2,499 “super VIP” pass also available for those who wish to go for the extravagant option. Camping passes are also available for the multi-day affair.
What the experience will look like is still dependent on what COVID-19 circumstances will allow at the time of the event. According to the safety section of the website, “It’s too early to tell exactly what precautions will be in place at the festival. However, your health and safety remain our top priority, and we continue to monitor the evolving health regulations and are workign closely with state and health officials to develop COVID-19 protocols for the festival.”
Check out the full lineup for Firefly Festival 2021 on the bill: