Red Hot Chili Peppers to Perform at Dover's Firefly Music Festival

Friday, Jun 21, 2013  |  Updated 10:47 AM EDT
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Rock 'n' Roll Festival Kicks Off in Dover

Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers perform during the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival at Belle Isle Park on June 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

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Tens of thousands of music fans are converging on Delaware's capital city for a three-day rock `n' roll festival, and transportation officials say they're seeing traffic backups.

The Firefly Music Festival opens Friday on a wooded tract near Dover Downs speedway. Department of Transportation officials say heavy traffic will likely continue throughout much of the day but is not unexpected.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to join festival director Greg Bostrom and Dover Motorsports CEO Denis McGlynn at a news conference Friday to kick off the event. Organizers expect the festival to draw some 60,000 people, building on last year's successful inaugural Firefly event.

This year's lineup the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

 

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