Updated: Firefly to spend $1 million on campground facilities


Firefly Music Festivalwill spend $1 million on its campground facilities, Billboard.com reported.

The improvements to what is being billed as Great Mid-Atlantic Campout include north and south Campgrounds and rangers who will direct attendees to the concert area. Camping has remained popular at the festival, which will run for three days in June.

The improvements come as the music festival is now under the sole ownership of AEG Presents, which purchased the remaining stake owned by Red Frog Events, the Chicago-based founder of the music festival at the Dover Motorsports’ complex’s Woodlands site.

The announcement will reassure concert-goers and Central Delaware tourism officials that Firefly will remain a June mainstay.

The concert went through an attendance decline, with festival organizers not making major investments in the Woodlands site. Dover Motorsports spokesman Gary Camp said investments have been made each year since the festival got underway.

Dover Motorsports leases the Woodlands and gets a portion of the proceeds from the event.

AEG is one off of the nation’s largest music promoters and operates the legendary Coachella festival held in the California desert each spring.

See earlier story on the buyout.

AEG Presents will take over management of Firefly after buyout

Editor’s note A previous version of the story stated that the Woodlands area was managed by Dover Downs and that the festival was a two-day event.

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