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PAUL McCARTNEY TO HEADLINE FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Paul McCartney lays the rumors to rest and is set to give Firefly fans the show of their lifetime
DOVER, DE (Feb. 25) – Firefly Music Festival announced today the addition of Paul McCartney to the 2015 lineup. It is Paul’s first ever appearance in Delaware and the latest confirmed date of this year’s Out There tour, following on the recent announcement of April 21-May 2 run through Japan and South Korea. Firefly Music Festival takes place June 18-21 at The Woodlands of Dover, Delaware.
The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle.
“We’re not only excited, but honored, to have Paul McCartney join us at The Woodlands this year,” says Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom. “With his addition, this year’s lineup is our most exciting one yet.”
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. Recent years have seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years—Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)—the show never disappoints.
The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.
In addition to Paul McCartney, artists heading to The Woodlands the weekend of June 18-21 include Kings of Leon, The Killers, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Bastille, Modest Mouse, Zedd, Hozier, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi and nearly 100 additional acts performing across seven stages.
General Admission passes for Firefly Music Festival will go on sale Monday, March 2 through FireflyFestival.com with VIP pass options available Friday, Feb. 27. The 2015 full lineup in alphabetical order is listed below. For more information, contact Lauren King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firefly Music Festival is a premier music experience set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners and emerging artists. Guests witness unforgettable performances and discover the engaging attractions nestled around every turn that make Firefly a can’t-miss summer tradition for music fans from around the world. In 2012, Firefly attracted 30,000 attendees in its inaugural year, and jumped to more than 80,000 in 2014, making it one of the country’s fastest growing festivals. In late 2014, festival organizers Red Frog Events partnered with Goldenvoice (creators of Coachella and Stagecoach) to produce and promote Firefly.
Red Frog Events
Dover Motorsports, Inc.
About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company that pioneered the experiential entertainment industry and has an award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, American Beer Classic, and EventSprout.com. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was awarded Business of the Year by the US Chamber of Commerce, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Corporate Partner of the Year,” and has committed to fundraise $25 million for the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.
About Dover Motorsports, Inc.: Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival and Big Barrel Country Music Festival, both of which are produced by Red Frog Events and Goldenvoice. For more information, visit www.dovermotorsports.com.
2015 Firefly Music Festival Lineup:
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Cage the Elephant
Cold War Kids
Empire of the Sun
Foster the People
Gary Clark Jr.
Goshfather & Jinco
How to Dress Well
Kill Them with Colour
Kings of Leon
Matt & Kim
Night Terrors of 1927
Run the Jewels
Sublime with Rome
The White Panda
The Wind and the Wave
Walk the Moon
Young Rising Sons