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Traffic Alert for Firefly Music Festival in DE; I-495 Alternate Routes

Edit June 19, 2014
When you’re getting close to Dover, from either the north or south, make sure to take Bay Road exit 95 as opposed to another exit your GPS or maps may tell you.

Edit June 17, 2014–check out contest for 2015 Firefly Tickets: https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/win-firefly-music-festival-swag-and-2015-firefly-festival-tickets/

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Many of you may not have caught the news, but I-495, the alternate route around Wilmington De has a large section that will be closed for the summer. This may impact concert goers traveling to Delaware from the north. Wondering which is the best way to get to Firefly? Due to the closure of the I-495 bridge, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) recommends the following routes.

From Pennsylvania using I-95
Because of the emergency closure of I495 DelDOT recommends timing your trip to avoid the morning (7:00-9:00AM) and evening (4:00 to 7:00PM) peak travel times. Also consider the following alternate routes to avoid the I-495 closure area:

North and West of Philadelphia:
Consider using I-76 to the Walt Whitman Bridge, continue on i-76 to I-295 or the New Jersey Turnpike south to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, continue on I-295 to I-95 southbound to DE1 south to Dover.

New Jersey and North:
Use I-295 or the New Jersey Turnpike southbound to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, continue on I295 in Delaware to I95 south to DE1 south to Dover.
Routes to Firefly 2014:

From the North:
Campers and RVs: DE1 southbound to Exit 104 Dover to a left turn at US13 southbound to a left turn at Leipsic Rd (DE88) to the Check-in point (Lot 1)

Daily Festival (Day trippers):
DE1 southbound to Exit 104 Dover to a left turn at US13 southbound to a left turn at Dover International Speedway (Dover Downs) main entrance.

NOTE: Should delays become excessive for southbound US13 traffic DelDOT may elect to close Exit 104 southbound ramp and direct vehicles south to Exit 95 to come north on US13.

From the South:
Campers and RVs: DE1 north to Exit 95 DE10, to Bay Road, to US13 north, to a right turn at Jefferic Blvd to Check-in point (Lot1).

Daily Festival (Day trippers):
DE1 north to Exit 95 Dover, to Bay Road, to US13 north, to a right turn at Dover International Speedway Main Entrance.

From the West:
Campers and RVs: DE8 eastbound to left turn to US13 North, to a right turn at Jefferic Blvd to Check-in point (Lot1).

Daily Festival (Day trippers): DE8 eastbound to left turn to US13 North, to a right turn at Dover International Speedway Main Entrance.

Real Time Traffic and Parking Information:

Real time traffic conditions and travel times will be available on WTMC 1380 AM, web at http://www.map.deldot.gov, and on the DelDOT Smartphone App, free for download at Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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Win TWO FREE 4-DAY VIP PASSES + CAMPING to the 2014 Firefly Music Festival (Deadline 6/10/14)

Image Courtesy of the Nature Conservancy

Image Courtesy of the Nature Conservancy

Enter for a chance to win TWO FREE 4-DAY VIP PASSES + CAMPING to the 2014 Firefly Music Festival, 

Do you love music and the outdoors?

The Nature Conservancy tackles their ambitious mission of conserving the lands and waters in a unique way. Reaching their goal requires an army of supporters. In an effort to recruit some, they’re setting up shop at the Firefly Music Festival.

Enter for a chance to win TWO FREE 4-DAY VIP PASSES + CAMPING to the 2014 Firefly Music Festival, 
June 19-22. Complete their form and receive bonus entries with just a few extra clicks. Deadline for entries is June 10, 2014.

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/delaware/delaware-win-passes-to-firefly-music-festival.xml


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Win Weekend Pass to Woodlands at Firefly Festival (6/4/14)

Image Courtesy of Firefly Festival

Image Courtesy of Firefly Festival

Have a friend that needs a ticket to Firefly Music Festival? Tag them in on Firefly’s FB post for a little motivation and the chance to win them a free weekend pass to the Woodlands.
https://www.facebook.com/FireflyMusicFestival?hc_location=timeline


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Firefly Festival Alert! Win General Admission Passes

Image Courtesy of Delaware Tourism

Image Courtesy of Delaware Tourism

The winner of this giveaway will receive two 4-day general admission passes to the Firefly Music Festival from June 19 – 22, 2014 and a Wednesday premier tent campsite! Complete the entry form below and receive bonus entries when you invite your friends to sign up! The sweepstakes will run till May 1, 2014.

Last year’s winner shared that, “This was one of my most memorable experiences. It was definitely something I will never forget and would love to do again next year. Thank you so much to the Delaware Tourism Office for giving me this opportunity! See ya in 2014 Dover!” – Sara K.

The winner will be required to provide the Delaware Tourism Office with photos, video and a written testimonial about their experience at the Firefly Music Festival.

Check out the Delaware Tourism Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DelawareTourismOffice


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Delaware Rocks!

FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 LINEUP WITH MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS
VIP and Super VIP passes are on sale now; General Admission passes going on sale Monday, Jan. 20
Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson Headline the East Coast’s Largest Music Festival

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Source: Firefly Music Festival

Fans of the Firefly Music Festival are happy to see the exciting 2014 lineup. Along with headliners Foo Fighters, Outkast, and Jack Johnson, the lineup includes Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Weezer, Imagine Dragons, Ziggy Marley, and more than 95 additional acts performing across seven stages.
Festivalgoers can expect to see the return of favorite attractions such as the Dogfish Head Brewery, The Arcade, The Coffee House, and Hammock Hangout.

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Source: Firefly Music Festival

For ticket info: http://fireflyfestival.com/

The 2014 Firefly Music Festival Lineup:

• A Great Big World
• A-Trak
• Aer
• The Airborne Toxic Event
• American Authors
• Amos Lee
• Andrew Belle
• Arctic Monkeys
• Asaf Avidan
• Bad Things
• Band Of Horses
• Basic Vacation
• Bleachers
• Breach The Summit
• Bronze Radio Return
• Cage The Elephant
• Cash Cash
• Chance The Rapper
• Cherub
• Childish Gambino
• Christian Porter
• City And Colour
• Courrier
• Courtney Barnett
• Cruiser
• Dan Croll
• Foo Fighters
• G-Eazy
• Gemini Club
• Geographer
• Girl Talk
• Goldroom
• Gregory Alan Isakov
• Griswolds
• Grouplove
• Haerts
• Hey Rosetta!
• High Highs
• Holychild
• Hunter Hunted
• Imagine Dragons
• Iron & Wine
• Jack Johnson
• Jake Bugg
• John & Jacob
• Johnnyswim
• Kaiser Chiefs
• Kodaline
• Kongos
• Little Comets
• Little Daylight
• Local Natives
• Lucius
• Magic Man
• Martin Garrix
• Mean Lady
• Misterwives
• MS MR
• New Politics
• New Sweden
• NONONO
• Outkast
• Phantogram
• Phosphorescent
• Pigpen Theatre Co
• Portugal. The Man
• Pretty Lights
• RAC
• Royal Teeth
• Saints Of Valory
• Salva
• San Fermin
• Shakey Graves
• Sir Sly
• Sky Ferreira
• Sleeper Agent
• Sleigh Bells
• Smallpools
• Son Lux
• Step Rockets
• Stop Light Observations
• Tegan And Sara
• The Ceremonies
• The Colourist
• The Lumineers
• The Mowgli’s
• The Weeks
• The White Panda
• The Wild Feathers
• Third Eye Blind
• Tune-Yards
• Twenty One Pilots
• Typhoon
• Unlikely Candidates
• Vance Joy
• Vic Mensa
• Walk Off The Earth
• Washed Out
• Weezer
• White Denim
• Wild Child
• Wild Cub
• X Ambassadors
• Young The Giant
• Ziggy Marley


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Firefly Music Festival set for July 20-22 in Dover

The grounds are being prepared for one of Delaware’s largest music events ever, the first Firefly Music Festival.

Click here to watch a video featuring footage from the grounds of the Firefly Music Festival

An area near Dover International Speedway that was trees and grass is now fitted with vendor tents, staging areas, gravel roads, hammock stations, portable restrooms and an entrance with a huge sign that reads “Firefly.”

“To have the vision to take the woods and transform it into a mini-Woodstock is pretty amazing,” Delaware Tourism Director Linda Parkowski said while surveying the area.

Firefly takes place July 20-22 at this sprawling sea of green, renamed The Woodlands. Headliners at the rock festival, run by Red Frog Events, include big-name acts such as Jack White, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, OK Go, John Legend, The Killers and Death Cab For Cutie.

“We’re talking about a whole festival of acts that have been or could be on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ any of the late night talk shows or even the cover of Rolling Stone,” Parkowski said.

Music fans from 48 of the 50 states will attend the festival, and hotel reservations and chatter on social media suggest that they might extend their stay beyond the weekend. While five-star beaches in Rehoboth and Dewey will be among two of the top destinations, there are other attractions as well, Parkowski said. The Delaware Tourism Office’s Delaware Wine and Ale Trail offers a trip to 12 breweries and wineries offering the best suds and wines that the First State has to offer, including Dogfish Head – the official beer of Firefly. There’s also the Delaware History Trail, which includes 36 noteworthy sites throughout the state.

Firefly Music Festival:http://fireflyfestival.com/index.php