Kings of Leon cancel Firefly Festival set due to dangerous weather, site evacuated

The Delaware festival grounds were evacuated and festival goers were told to wait in their vehicles

Kings Of Leon were forced to cancel their headline set at the Firefly Music Festival last night (June 20) due to dangerous weather.

The US music festival held in Dover, Delaware was eventually evacuated.

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Minutes before the band were due on the festival main stage an announcement was made over the PA system: “Dangerous, inclement weather is coming. Please clear the festival site.”

Festival goers were asked to take down all pop-up tents and poles. They were then led out of the festival grounds and asked to remain in their vehicles during the storm. See the official tweets from the festival below.

The 90,00 festival crowd chanted “This! Is! Bull! Shit!” and “Fuck! The! Storm!” as they exited the festival grounds, report Billboard. Festival goers also attempted to keep morale high by singing the White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army’ and Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’ as they left the site.

The festival later tweeted that due to continued storms, the festival would not resume on Saturday night. The Killers are due to headline the woodland festival tonight (June 21). Festival organisers have promised attendees that they are doing all they can.

“We’re working with each individual artist from tonight to see what we can do for rescheduling. It’s case by case, we’ll keep you posted.”


The Nashville band released their last studio album, ‘Mechanical Bull’, in September 2013. Last year, drummer Nathan Followill hinted that they had been working on new material and promised that a follow-up LP would be “coming soon” but no official announcements have been made.

The band’s ‘Mechanical Bull’ world tour was disrupted earlier in 2014 when they were forced to cancel a number of live appearances following injuries sustained by Nathan Followill in a bus accident. Followill was hurt when a pedestrian “jumped in front” of their tourbus during their North American tour. He sustained broken ribs during the resulting emergency stop.