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Time Out's best photos and highlights from the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

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  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Dragonette perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Alabama Shakes perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    ZZ Ward performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Japandroids perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Vampire Weekend perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    CHVRCHES perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Matt and Kim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    He's My Brother, She's My Sister perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Passion Pit perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Alabama Shakes perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    ZZ Ward performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Azealia Banks performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Capital Cities perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Alabama Shakes perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Toro y Moi performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Matt and Kim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Grizzly Bear perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Vampire Weekend perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Capital Cities perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    ZZ Ward performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Japandroids perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Dragonette perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Passion Pit perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    CHVRCHES perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    The Avett Brothers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    He's My Brother, She's My Sister perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Azealia Banks performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Matt and Kim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Vampire Weekend perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Passion Pit perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Alabama Shakes perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Dragonette perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Vampire Weekend perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    He's My Brother, She's My Sister perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Matt and Kim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Toro y Moi performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Red Hot Chili Peppers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    ZZ Ward performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Azealia Banks performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Matt and Kim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    He's My Brother, She's My Sister perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Passion Pit perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Vampire Weekend perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Haim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    He's My Brother, She's My Sister perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Matt and Kim perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware.

  • Photograph: Michael J. Chen

    2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware

Photograph: Michael J. Chen

2013 Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware


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On the first official weekend of the summer, Dover, Delaware was the destination of choice for hundreds of thousands of East Coast music fans ready to rock at the 2013 Firefly Music Festival. For its sophomore effort, Firefly delivered a stellar lineup featuring time-tested rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as up-and-coming acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Alabama Shakes, ZZ Ward and Capital Cities. NYC was ably represented throughout the weekend with rousing performances from Vampire Weekend, Azealia Banks, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Matt and Kim, who whipped the audience into a beach-ball-bouncing, crowd-surfing frenzy during a sudden Sunday downpour (after two days of ridiculously perfect festival weather).

Time Out roadtripped down to the First State to soak in the scene at Firefly and, as the venerable Mr. Petty would say, "Take it easy, baby."


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