Firefly Festival could expand to two weekends as early as 2016
After announcing their new partnership with Goldenvoice last week, Firefly has revealed another bit of exciting news. As early as 2016, the Delaware festival could expand to two weekends according to Firefly Music Festival Director Greg Bostrom. It’s become something of a common trend in the music world, from Coachella expanding to two weekends in 2012, to Ultra Music Festival in 2013, to more recently, Tomorrowland and Austin City Limits. For a festival that only began in 2012, however, it’s a true testament to the success Firefly has achieved in such little time.
Of course, the real story behind the proposed expansion is the influence of festival giant Goldenvoice, who have managed to turn Coachella into a brand of international renown. Chief Operating Officer Mike Tatoian of the Dover International Speedway — the home to the festival — voiced his support to The News Journal: “Having Goldenvoice on board accelerates those discussions,” Tatoian said, referring to the two-weekend proposal.
Whether Firefly actually evolves to two weekends by 2016 remains to be seen, but with the guidance and financial backing of Goldenvoice, it’s a very real possibility. One thing that is certain is that we can start expecting bigger acts, bigger stages, and better festival infrastructure to come into the picture. Bostrom told The News Journal: “If there’s anyone who can pull a band out of retirement and get the big act, it’s been Coachella, so we can only benefit from having them on our side.”