The Firefly Music Festival had planned an epic event at The Woodlands in Dover for 2020, with dozens of performers scheduled over four days.
The fest — which was bought by Coachella parent company AEG Presents in July 2018 — was to be headlined by Billie Eilish, Halsey and Rage Against the Machine alongside attractions, a bazaar, panels, sports and overnight campouts.
Of course, the June event, like everything else last summer, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a promise to return in 2021.
Firefly’s social media has been silent on the matter — until today, when its Twitter woke up and suddenly replied to a nearly two-week old post, hinting that the festival might return in September:
September sounds nice. What do you think? 😎
— Firefly Festival (@LiveAtFirefly) March 29, 2021
A look at the Firefly website confirms: Firefly 2021 is scheduled for Sept. 23 through 26, according to the landing page.
No other information has yet been released, but depending on the state’s COVID-19 guidelines, it may not be as large as usual. Currently, Delaware is in Phase 2, which has a maximum of 250 people for a large outdoor event by approval of the state. That number will likely increase by September, though. In 2019, Firefly drew 50,000 attendees; in 2015, when Paul McCartney headlined, it drew 90,000.