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  • CHASING FIREFLY: The lineup is out

  • Speculation for the 2014 Firefly Music Festival lineup began just as Foster the People were closing out last year's event. How would organizers top a weekend that included favorites like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Alabama Shakes? Today, those questions get answered.
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    • IF YOU GO
      WHAT Firefly Music Festival 2014

      WHERE The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, 1131 Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway, Dover

      WHEN Thursday, June 19 throu...
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      IF YOU GO
      WHAT Firefly Music Festival 2014
      WHERE The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway, 1131 Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway, Dover
      WHEN Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22
      GENERAL ADMISSION PACKAGES $249, available Monday, Jan. 20
      VIP ADMISSION PACKAGES $699, currently available
      SUPER VIP ADMISSION PACKAGES $1999, currently available
      INFO www.fireflyfestival.com
  • After a whirlwind weekend that saw fans racing towards line-up clues located in six northeastern cities, Firefly Music Festival organizers have finally put all the guessing to rest.
    As of 1:20 p.m., the lineup of artists and entertainers that will be headed to The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway is officially public knowledge now. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast and Jack Johnson, the lineup also includes Artic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, Tegan and Sara, Weezer and more than 95 additional acts.
    Fans who have attended the previous two festivals may be pleased to learn that several artists are returning for a second act, including Imagine Dragons, Girl Talk and Grouplove (all from the 2012 lineup) and The Lumineers, who were originally scheduled to perform last year but cancelled at the last minute.
    This year's lineup has expanded by more than 25 percent with 34 additional artists committed to the roster. The ever-growing list will be supported by one full extra day of music and three more stages.
    "The addition of the fourth day, along with the expansion of our festival acreage and lineup, makes this the most exciting Firefly yet," said Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom. "These changes reflect our commitment to providing our fans the premier experience they expect from us not only this year but in the years to come."
    That commitment also extends to the festival's charity efforts through a partnership with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which is made possible by the Music Gives to St. Jude Kids program. Festival attendees will be able to support the work of St. Jude on-site and in the months leading up to the event through a variety of digital, mobile and live donation opportunities. Those donations will eventually go towards Red Frog Events' $25 million commitment to the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, opening in 2015 on St. Jude's campus in Memphis.
    Yet another pledge made by Red Frog Events, the company that produces the festival, is towards experience. The festival once again promises to be more than just music with some familiar attractions returning to The Woodlands, including the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House and Hammock Hangout. Organizers are also promising the addition of several more attractions, which will be announced just prior to the event.
    This year's festival will take place Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22. Shows on Thursday will not start until late in the afternoon. Fans interested in the top-tier experience that VIP and Super VIP passes offer (like a private entrance, on-stage concert viewing, air-conditioned restrooms and complimentary refreshments), can currently purchase those packages for $699 and $1999. General admission passes ($249) will go on sale Monday, Jan. 20 at 12 p.m., EST through the official Firefly Music Festival website.
    Page 2 of 2 - The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup:
    A Great Big World
    Amos Lee
    Airborne Toxic Event
    American Authors
    Andrew Belle
    Arctic Monkeys
    Asaf Avidan
    Band Of Horses
    Basic Vacation
    Breach The Summit
    Bronze Radio Return
    Cage The Elephant
    Cash Cash
    Chance The Rapper
    Childish Gambino
    Christian Porter
    City And Colour
    Courtney Barnett
    Dan Croll
    Foo Fighters
    Gemini Club
    Girl Talk
    Gregory Alan Isakov
    Hey Rosetta!
    High Highs
    Hunter Hunted
    Imagine Dragons
    Iron & Wine
    Jack Johnson
    Jake Bugg
    John & Jacob
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Little Comets
    Little Daylight
    Local Natives
    Magic Man
    Martin Garrix
    Mean Lady
    Ms Mr
    New Politics
    New Sweden
    Pigpen Theatre Co
    Portugal. The Man
    Pretty Lights
    Royal Teeth
    Saints Of Valory
    San Fermin
    Shakey Graves
    Sir Sly
    Sky Ferreira
    Sleeper Agent
    Sleigh Bells
    Son Lux
    Step Rockets
    Stop Light Observations
    Tegan And Sara
    The Ceremonies
    The Colourist
    The Lumineers
    The Mowglis
    The Weeks
    The White Panda
    The Wild Feathers
    Third Eye Blind
    Tune Yards
    Twenty One Pilots
    Unlikely Candidates
    Vance Joy
    Vic Mensa
    Walk Off The Earth
    Washed Out
    White Denim
    Wild Child
    Wild Cub
    X Ambassadors
    Young The Giant
    Ziggy Marley
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