Severe Weather Causes Firefly Organizers to Clear Festival Grounds, Cancel Performances

Seek shelter.

That’s what the organizers of the Firefly Music Festival told concertgoers Saturday night as severe weather threatened the Woodlands in Dover, Delaware.

Organizers cleared the festival grounds just before 10 p.m. as headliners Kings of Leon were set to take the main stage sending festivalgoers a message about "storms heading our way."

The cancellation occurred as the remnants of Bill threatened the festival grounds where many concertgoers camp out in tents. Organizers urged people to take down any tents and canopies at their campsites and refer to festival weather FAQs as a Severe Thunderstorm Warning hit the area.

Early Sunday, Firefly announced they were canceling late-night performances, including Steve Aoki. All Sunday shows would go on as scheduled starting after noon, said organizers.

On the Firefly Festival Twitter handle, it said that Aoki (Sunday @ 230 PM) and The Chainsmokers (Sunday @ 11 PM) were the only acts canceled Saturday night who were able to reschedule for Sunday.

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