The Killers, the Black Keys, Cake, Jack White to Play Firefly Music Festival

2012-04-03

Story by Anne Erickson

Debut Firefly Music Festival to feature big-named alternative acts

The inaugural Firefly Music Festival is set to run July 20 through 22 at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., and the initial lineup is hot. The Killers, the Black Keys and Jack White are set to headline the first run of the festival, while other bands scheduled to perform over the three days of entertainment include Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips, Cake, Awolnation, the Wallflowers, Passion Pit, Grouplove, John Legend, Cold War Kids, Girl Talk and Young the Giant, among others.

Cake are on the road in support of their latest album, 2011’s “Showroom of Compassion,” which is their first set of original tunes since 2004’s “Pressure Chief.” Vince DiFiore from the group recently told Audio Ink Radio that even during that seven year time period between albums, Cake “never stopped being a band.”

“We toured two and a half years on ‘Pressure Chief,’ and then after that, we slowed down our touring, got off our label and put out a b-sides and rarities record on our own,” DiFiore explained. “Then, we started making this album, and from the very first time we were introduced to these songs three years ago, they felt like they were something of value that deserved that sort of nurturing.”

Tickets for Firefly Music Festival go on sale this Thursday (April 5), and more performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the festival, please head to the event’s official website.

 




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