Firefly 2021 features Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, Lizzo & The Killers
Billie Eilish, The Killers, Tame Impala and Lizzo will headline Firefly’s 2021 lineup, it was announced Monday night.
This year’s Dover Festival, located at The Woodlands, will take place in fall instead of summer for the first time, with event dates September 23-26.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for fans who register for the presale at fireflyfestival.com.
Main performers also include Megan Thee Stallion, Cage the Elephant, Roddy Ricch, Wiz Khalifa, Diplo, Glass Animals, Machine Gun Kelly and Portugal. The man.
State officials did not immediately respond to messages indicating whether the Public Health Division had officially approved a plan for the four-day music festival. No details have been released on possible COVID-19 restrictions.
The festival offers three types of passes: general admission $ 299, VIP $ 699 and Super VIP $ 2499. For camping, prices start at $ 209 per campsite.
This includes: Meadows Tent Camping starting at $ 499, Meadows Glamping ($ 1499), Infield Glamping ($ 1199), Infield RV Camping ($ 1099), Front Row Chill Camping ($ 249), Front Row RV Camping ($ 499) ), Group Camping ($ 1,099) and Front Row Worry-Free Camping Souvenir Tents ($ 599).
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This year’s headliners include powerful women. In recent years, critics have criticized Firefly for not having enough women headlining.
The pandemic forced Firefly to die out in 2020. Last year’s festival was scheduled to feature historic lineup for Firefly with a trio of female headliners – Eilish, Halsey and Maggie Rogers – after donating a single head to female poster on 29 previous years.
The lineup also includes The Killers, a group who appear to have played Firefly almost every year. But technically, they’ve only been asked to play Firefly four times (2012, 2015, 2018, and 2021).
Rockers Rage Against the Machine, R&B singer Khalid and pop-punkers Blink 182. They are not part of the 2021 lineup.
Firefly joins major festivals Bonnaroo and Governors Ball, which have announced plans to return this fall. The Governors Ball will be particularly interesting as it will be held in New York on the same dates as Firefly. Eilish was also asked to make the front page of this festival. Bonnaroo will be in Tennessee from September 2-5.
How will COVID impact Firefly?
Firefly organizers recognize we are still in a pandemic and remind customers that COVID-19 is a deadly virus.
“There is an inherent and high risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or place where people are present and there is no guarantee, express or implied, that those who attend the festival will not be exposed to the COVID-19 “, according to the Firefly website.
All participants must agree to follow festival policies (including health and safety policies) and posted instructions, the website says.
If the festival does not take place this year, customers will have the option of rescheduling their pass to the next festival, or requesting a refund, on the Firefly website.
It is too early to say exactly what health and safety measures will be in place. Firefly officials are working with state health officials to develop COVID-19 protocols.
Dr. Jennifer Horney, an epidemiology expert at the University of Delaware, weighed in on what COVID requirements might look like in the Woodlands.
“They could demand that people be vaccinated. They could demand that people take a screening questionnaire. They could implement protocols on the size of pickups and the operation of toilets or showers,” she said. told Delaware Online / The News Journal.
“I think we’ve learned so much about the different aspects of protection that we can do it. I think there is no one-size-fits-all solution for this stuff. But if every intervention is implemented then you end up with a low risk event, ”she said.
Bonnaroo will implement improved health and safety measures for guests, performers and employees. By attending this festival, participants voluntarily assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19, according to the festival’s website.
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease which can lead to serious illness and death ”. reads Bonnaroo website.
There will be on-site security services, emergency medical personnel and crisis counselors available at the 24-hour festival in Bonnaroo. “If you need help, go to the nearest medical tent or enlist the help of a Bonnaroo staff member,” according to the website.
Governors Ball also addressed concerns about COVID.
“It’s a bit of a moving target at the moment, and we’ll be posting more information in the coming months,” according to the festival site. “We will follow the advice of all city and state authorities to ensure as safe an experience as possible for all. Many more details to come!”
“It’s great for the economy”
Senator Trey Paradee, D-Dover, said in March that many people had contacted him about the news of Firefly’s return, including friends, family and constituents. Some were “thrilled,” he said, while others “told me they were really concerned about our situation with the virus.”
Paradee was optimistic the festival would be safe due to advances in vaccinations, adding that he wanted Firefly to return because the city could use the money.
“It’s great for the economy,” he said. “Certainly it’s a huge draw, especially for youngsters in their early twenties to come to Dover. Hope this will happen.
Firefly first arrived in Dover in July 2012, headlined by Jack White, the Killers and the Black Keys, attracting around 35,000 fans.
In the years that followed, the festival grew, reaching a record 90,000 fans in 2015 when Paul McCartney made his Delaware debut, playing a marathon set filled with the Beatles’ greatest hits.
Other headliners over the years included Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Bob Dylan, Kings of Leon and OutKast.
Fans roast and celebrate the lineup
The folks at the Firefly Music Festival fan page on Facebook, which has 18,000 members, expressed a mixture of jokes, excitement and disappointment about the lineup:
“So judging by the math, The Killers will have now played 14 of the 8 Fireflies,” one person wrote.
“Billie and Tame is good enough for me,” said another.
“I saw Lizzo at FF in 2018 and it was such an energetic fun show that it was awesome that I won’t accept any slander from Lizzo,” one person wrote.
“DANCE PARTY SEPTEMBER 23-26,” posted a fan.
“Do the killers have any ownership in this or what ??” another person said.
News Journal reporter Brandon Holveck contributed to this report.
FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021 PROGRAM
Anna from the North
Herd of horses
Cage the elephant
Deep sea diver
GG Magree and Mija
girl in red
Judah and the lion
Kelly machine gun
Megan Thee stallion
Sun of Orion
Portugal. the man
Drumline with positive movement
Royal and the serpent
Taming the Impala
White grim reaper