Firefly 2022 taps Green Day, Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Dua Lipa for 10th year lineup

Andre Lamar
Delaware News Journal

Firefly Music Festival revealed Tuesday morning that Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day and Dua Lipa will headline its 10th anniversary in Dover, Delaware, on Sept. 22-25.

Other big names headed to The Woodlands include Big Sean, Zedd, Porter Robinson, Avril Lavigne, All Time Low, Willow, Bleachers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Weezer, The Kid Laroi and Gunna.

A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at fireflyfestival.com.

In contrast to last year’s lineup that was more top-heavy with rap acts, this year those artists are taking a backseat to EDM artists and bands.

Green Day is one of the headliners for Firefly Music Festival in Dover when the festival returns Sept. 22-25. Green Day is pictured performing onstage during the 2017 Global Citizen Festival: For Freedom. For Justice. For All. in Central Park on Sept. 23, 2017 in New York City.

Firefly was the new kid on the festival block in 2012 and it quickly gained national attention with its lineup that included headliners The Killers, Jack White and The Black Keys.

Over the years the festival attracted big acts like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Outkast, The Weeknd, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Eminem, Artic Monkeys, The 1975, Bob Dylan, Bishop Briggs, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Snoop Dog, Twenty One Pilots, Deamau5, Kendrick Lamar, Chvrches and many others.

Halsey will be one of the headliners at Firefly Music Festival in Dover when the event returns Sept. 22-25. Halsey is pictured at the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

After the 2020 festival was canceled due to the pandemic, it returned last year in the fall for the first time. Previously, the festival was held in June.

Last year organizers limited the event to 50,000 attendees due to the pandemic.

At its height, Firefly attracted over 90,000 in 2015, the year Paul McCartney headlined. Since then attendance has fluctuated.

Last year saw headliners Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, The Killers and Lizzo, along with other big acts Megan Thee Stallion, Cage the Elephant, Roddy Ricch, Wiz Khalifa and Machine Gun Kelly.

Delaware Online / The News Journal, part of the USA TODAY Network, reported last year that there appeared to be an uptick in first-time attendees at the festival in 2021.

Although last year’s festival wasn’t a super-spreader event, some people didn’t attend due to safety concerns, hoping that the 10-year anniversary festival would make it worth the return.