Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Public Enemy, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Amanda Palmer, and Foster the People are just a few of over 70 bands and artists that will perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival, organizers announced today. This is the second year for the Firefly Music Festival, which will run June 21-23 at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway. Tickets will be available Feb. 21 at noon EST via FireflyFestival.com.
The three-day, four-stage event includes artists representing a wide variety of musical genres including classic rock, hip-hop, alt-rock, folk, and electronic. It’s clear the organizers were determined to surpass the festival’s 2012 debut lineup (which featured The Killers, The Black Keys, and Jack White among its 48 acts) in both quantity and quality.
Other highlights from the summer festival include the Lumineers, and Alabama Shakes (fresh off their Grammy Award show appearances), Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Matt and Kim, and Ellie Goulding.
As it did last year, Firefly will team with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to create charity opportunities, as well as welcoming back Dogfish Head Brewery and other returning attractions.
Here’s the entire 2013 Firefly Music Festival lineup to date: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Vampire Weekend, Foster The People, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Avett Brothers, Calvin Harris, Passion Pit, MGMT, Ellie Goulding, Dispatch, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, Grizzly Bear, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Big Gigantic, Azealia Banks, Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Matt & Kim, Public Enemy, Dr. Dog, The Joy Formidable, Japandroids, Krewella, The Walkmen, Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra, Toro Y Moi, LP, Atlas Genius, Django Django, Dan Deacon, Crystal Fighters, Dragonette, Manufactured Superstars, Action Bronson, Youngblood Hawke, Lord Huron, Wild Belle, The White Panda, ZZ Ward, St. Lucia, Haim, Foxygen, Capital Cities, A Silent Film, Kishi Bashi, Kopecky Family Band, The Apache Relay, The Chevin, Selah Sue, Twenty One Pilots, Blondfire, The Royal Concept, Chvrches, The Neighbourhood, Imaginary Cities, Robert Delong, Conner Youngblood, JC Brooks And The Uptown Sound, Delta Rae, Hey Marseilles, Young Empires, The Last Bison, The Wheeler Brothers, Sister Sparrow And The Dirty Birds, The Spinto Band, Leagues, Trails and Ways, and The Last Royals.