Firefly drops 2015 festival lineup – with one notable exception
By Karl Malgiero
February 17, 2015
The official 2015 Firefly Festival lineup poster was made public Tuesday afternoon, although the very first headliner’s name has been blurred out, leaving that slot open to speculation.
The official 2015 Firefly Festival lineup poster
The general consensus among fanatics is that name is none other than former Beatle Paul McCartney, whose name was leaked last month along with a veritable facsimile of the remaining lineup by Twitter account EDMSecrets.
Firefly and parent company Red Frog events declined to comment on that leak, but that they had hoped to release the lineup and were delayed by last-minute approvals.
They remained active on Facebook and Twitter in the meantime, holding daily ticket giveaway contests while some fans were beginning to show varying levels of patience over the delay.
And late Tuesday night, a listing of artists appeared on the official Firefly app and was immediately taken down, but not before screenshots were spread widely by social media. Those screenshots include one showing McCartney as part of the line-up.
Still, big names like returning acts The Killers, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse and Foster the People will join Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Hozier and more than 100 indie, pop, rock, electronic and hip hop performers as more than 80,000 fans are expected to descend on the Woodlands at Dover International Speedway the weekend of June 18th.
As in previous years – Delaware will also be represented in the lineup as Newark indie rock band Fiancé joins the field.
In a statement Firefly officials said they are looking forward to revealing the third headliner, and tickets will go on sale at a later date.