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Firefly Rocks into the Weekend in Dover

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DOVER, Del. (WBOC) - Firefly Music Festival continues to rock The Woodlands behind Dover International Speedway.

While Friday is the second - maybe even the third, depending on how you look at it - day of the festival, it is actually the first full day of music. And a sea of people flowed through the overpass between the racetrack and the festival site Friday afternoon as things got underway. There was a buzz of excitement in the air, in addition to the sound of music.

Lauren Haberstroh, of Middletown, is here for her first ever Firefly Music Festival.

"It's been crazy, a lot of people, wild energy. It's been awesome," she said.

This year's expected attendance is 80,000 people. That's 15,000 more than last year. Despite that jump, Greg Bostrom, the festival's director, says things have actually gone more smoothly so far in year three.

"We've already loaded more than 93 percent of our campers," said Bostrom. "At this point last year there were traffic jams, because our campers were coming in. We have 50,000 campers out there. Yesterday's event had about 60,000 attendees. So, it was a great success adding the fourth day."

Gov. Jack Markell says one of Firefly's most important contributions to Delaware is that it raises the state's profile nationally.

"From a tourism standpoint this is unbelievable. Last year of the 65,000 people who came, two-thirds had never been to Delaware before," he said. "All 50 states were represented last year, as well as 17 foreign countries."

Even with a full weekend of music still left to go, Firefly officials are already announcing next year's festival dates. That event will start June 18.

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