Grammy winner Eilish to headline Firefly Festival

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Firefly Music Festival will feature female stars after a down year in 2019.

Grammy winner Billie Eilish will be joined by the politically charged group Rage Against the Machine, Halsey, Khalid, Blink-182 and Maggie Rogers.

Also slated to appear is David Lee Roth, Cage the Elephant and a regional favorite from the UK, the Sruts.

Firefly will be held from June 18 to 21 at the Woodlands on the Dover Downs NASCAR track property.

The festival, which is now entirely owned by the organizer of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Southern California, features luxury camping “glamping,” as well as food and drink from restaurants and breweries in Delaware.

Attendance varies, based on the acts that are booked. Lower attendance was reported last year after a strong 2018.

The nine-year-old festival hit a high water mark when it booked Paul McCarney and the Foo Fighters several years ago. Its bread and butter audience consists of those under 35 with disposable income and a preference for younger performers.

The event has aided a Kent County economy that has seen declining attendance at Dover International Speedway’s two NASCAR weekends. The seating capacity of the track has been cut in half.

Race sponsor Dover Motorsports gets a share of the proceeds from Firefly.

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