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The Virgin Fest, known as the Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest in the United States, is a rock festival held in the United States
United States
and Canada, a spin-off from the V Festival
V Festival
held in the UK. In North America the Virgin name, and recently the Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
brand, is used in full to increase brand association, compared with the UK and Australian festivals, where association is simply implied through the use of the V. Like the other variants of the V Festival, the events are sponsored by Virgin Mobile, in this case, either the US or Canadian versions. On June 30, 2006, Virgin Group
Virgin Group
chief Richard Branson
Richard Branson
announced the inaugural shows. The first, which took place September 9 and 10, 2006 at Toronto Islands
Toronto Islands
Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, featured over 40 artists. A single-day show also took place in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, on September 23, 2006, at the Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course
with the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers
and The Who. Virgin Festival 2007 took place in Vancouver
Vancouver
on May 20 and 21, as well as a return to Pimlico Race Track[1] in Baltimore
Baltimore
for an expanded two-day event on August 4 and 5 and Toronto
Toronto
on September 8 and 9. On October 16, 2007, an event was announced to take place in Calgary, Alberta on June 21 and 22, 2008. The festival also returned to Baltimore
Baltimore
on August 9 and 10, 2008. The shows in Baltimore
Baltimore
have been put on by Seth Hurwitz's I.M.P. Productions, owner/operator of the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and the former producer of the HFStival. In 2007, Richard Branson
Richard Branson
was encouraged by Daryl Hannah to green the Baltimore
Baltimore
festival by bringing in zero waste event producers The Spitfire Agency. The 2009 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Festival, dubbed the Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest, was held on August 30, 2009 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion
in Columbia, Maryland. The festival returned to Merriweather on Saturday, September 25, 2010,[2] and was once again a free event.[3] The Virgin Mobile FreeFest is also returning to Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion
on September 10, 2011. The tickets were reported to have "Freed out" in just over five minutes after being available. The Headliners for the 2011 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest were Deadmau5
Deadmau5
(House), Cee Lo Green (Hip-Hop/Pop), and The Black Keys
The Black Keys
(Indie).

Contents

1 2013 Line Up

1.1 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (Saturday September 21st)

2 2012 Line Up

2.1 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (Saturday October 6th)

3 2011 line-up

3.1 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (Saturday September 10th)

4 2010 line-up

4.1 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (September 25th)

5 2009 line-up

5.1 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FREEFEST (August 30th) 5.2 Virgin Festival Montreal (June 19 & 20) 5.3 Virgin Festival Nova Scotia (July 4) 5.4 Virgin Festival British Columbia (July 25 & July 26) 5.5 Virgin Festival Alberta (August 8th & 9th) 5.6 Virgin Festival Ontario (August 29th & 30th)

6 2008 line-up

6.1 Virgin Festival Calgary (June 21 & 22) 6.2 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Festival Baltimore
Baltimore
Day 1 (August 9) 6.3 Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Festival Baltimore
Baltimore
Day 2 (August 10) 6.4 Virgin Festival Toronto
Toronto
Day 1 (September 6) 6.5 Virgin Festival Toronto
Toronto
Day 2 (September 7)

7 2007 line-up

7.1 Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 1 7.2 Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 2 7.3 Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 1 7.4 Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 2 7.5 Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1 7.6 Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2

8 2006 line-up

8.1 Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1 8.2 Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2 8.3 Virgin Festival (Baltimore)

9 See also 10 References 11 External links

2013 Line Up[edit] Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (Saturday September 21st)[edit]

Pavilion Stage

The Knocks Little Green Cars Black Joe Lewis City and Colour MGMT The Avett Brothers Vampire Weekend

West Stage

Sky Ferreira Chvrches Icona Pop Kaskade Robin Thicke Pretty Lights

Dance Forest

Ghost Beach Washed Out Manufactured Superstars Congorock TJR Gareth Emery Madeon

[4] 2012 Line Up[edit] Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (Saturday October 6th)[edit] Acts Start at 12 p.m.

Pavilion Stage

Justin Jones Allen Stone Trampled by Turtles Ben Folds Five Alabama Shakes ZZ Top Jack White

West Stage

Das Racist
Das Racist
(cancelled due to illness/breakup) Future Islands Portugal. The Man The Dismemberment Plan Santigold NAS M83 Skrillex

Dance Forest

Volta Bureau Penguin Prison Alvin Risk Nervo Thomas Gold Porter Robinson
Porter Robinson
& Zedd Above & Beyond

[5] 2011 line-up[edit] Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (Saturday September 10th)[edit] Acts Start at 11A.M.

Pavilion Stage

Bombay Bicycle Club Okkervil River Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Patti Smith TV on the Radio
TV on the Radio
Returning for a Second Time (2007) The Black Keys
The Black Keys
Returning for a Second Time (2008)

West Stage

Alberta Cross Two Door Cinema Club Big Sean Cut Copy Cee Lo Green
Cee Lo Green
Returning for a Second Time (2006 as Gnarls Barkley) Empire of the Sun (band) Deadmau5
Deadmau5
Returning for a Second Time (2008)

Dance Forest

Eclectic Method Porter Robinson Calvin Harris !!! James Murphy Returning for a Second Time (2010 as LCD Soundsystem) Teddybears Ghostland Observatory

[6] 2010 line-up[edit] Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest (September 25th)[edit] The Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Freefest line-up was announced at 11AM on July 20, 2010.[7]

Pavilion Stage

Brite Lite Brite Jimmy Eat World Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros High tea toast with Jeremiah Weed Joan Jett
Joan Jett
and the Blackhearts Matt and Kim Pavement LCD Soundsystem

West Stage

The Temper Trap Trombone Shorty Yeasayer Thievery Corporation Ludacris Bindlestiff Family Cirkus M.I.A. Fire show by Therm

Dance Forest

Will Eastman Wolfgang Gartner Neon Indian Maximum Balloon Chromeo Sleigh Bells Modeselektor Sharam

Artist T.I.
T.I.
canceled his performance due to ongoing legal issues.[8] 2009 line-up[edit] Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FREEFEST (August 30th)[edit] As per official site. The Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FREEFEST was held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. In an official statement released by Virgin Mobile, it was stated that due to the current economic status, admission to the festival would be free of charge for all concert goers. The sponsor hoped that concert goers would donate $5 to youth homelessness through its charitable initiative known as "The ReGeneration". Concert goers could also purchase special packages that came with a T-shirt, as well as tickets and the donation.[9][10] Sunday, August 30

Blink-182 Weezer Taking Back Sunday Jet Franz Ferdinand Mates of State The Hold Steady Wale Public Enemy The Bravery St. Vincent Girl Talk The National Danny Howells Holy Fuck Lee Burridge Pete Tong The Birthday Massacre

Virgin Festival Montreal (June 19 & 20)[edit] As per official site. Friday, June 19

The Black Eyed Peas Simple Plan Hedley Kreesha Turner The New Cities Carly Rae Jepsen Eva Avila Stereos Ten Second Epic Sam Bradley

Saturday, June 20

New Kids on the Block Akon David Usher Live Karl Wolf Jesse McCartney Lights Divine Brown Jonathan Roy JabbaWockeeZ 2AM Club

Virgin Festival Nova Scotia (July 4)[edit] As per official site. The venue is the Citadel Hill concert site, adjacent to the Halifax Common. Saturday, July 4

The Offspring Metric Handsome Furs Dinosaur Jr Hey Rosetta! Plants and Animals Arkells In-Flight Safety Dog Day

Tragically Hip cancelled due to family medical issues and the concert is being provided free of charge, ticket-holders get their money refunded and concert capacity is now limited only by space, Citadel Hill above the concert site allows for viewing in case the site fills up. Virgin Festival British Columbia (July 25 & July 26)[edit] As per official site. Saturday, July 25

The Roots Our Lady Peace Broken Social Scene K-OS Mutemath Spinnerette Plants and Animals Chris Velan

Sunday, July 26

Ben Harper
Ben Harper
& Relentless7 Metric Sonic Youth Jarvis Cocker De La Soul Gomez Future of the Left Awesome Color Carly Rae Jepsen Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Virgin Festival Alberta (August 8th & 9th)[edit] As per official site. Saturday, August 8

Pearl Jam Wintersleep K-OS Thunderheist Arkells Mother Mother The Cliks

Sunday, August 9

Billy Talent Metric Tokyo Police Club White Lies Secret Broadcast Shout Out Out Out Out

Virgin Festival Ontario (August 29th & 30th)[edit] As per official site. Saturday, August 29

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Ben Harper
Ben Harper
& Relentless7 The Pixies Franz Ferdinand Paolo Nutini Sloan Grizzly Bear Lights Mates of State

Virgin Radio
Virgin Radio
Stage

Daniel Merriweather Pitbull Down With Webster Thunderheist Anjulie Candy Coated Killahz

Boardwalk Stage

The Rural Alberta Advantage Iglu and Hartly The Superstitions

Sunday, August 30

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Nine Inch Nails Pet Shop Boys Our Lady Peace N.E.R.D. Cold War Kids Mutemath Mew Datarock Cœur de pirate

Virgin Radio
Virgin Radio
Stage

Sean Kingston The New Cities Melanie Fiona Hyper Crush Fritz Helder & The Phantoms Trouble Andrew

Boardwalk Stage

Plants and Animals The Von Bondies The D'Urbervilles Silver Starling

2008 line-up[edit] Virgin Festival Calgary (June 21 & 22)[edit] Saturday, June 21

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Kilbourne The Fratellis Face to Face Corb Lund Three Days Grace The Flaming Lips Stone Temple Pilots

TD Music Stage

The Fast Romantics Michael Bernard Fitzgerald Secret Broadcast Carolina Liar Crash Parallel Hey Ocean The Dudes Grand Theft Bus

Sunday, June 22

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Chixdiggit Attack in Black Constantines Stars City and Colour Matthew Good The Tragically Hip

TD Music Stage

The Summerlad Said The Whale The Whitsundays The Spades Ten Second Epic Ladyhawk Cadence Weapon The New Pornographers

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Festival Baltimore
Baltimore
Day 1 (August 9)[edit]

South Stage

KT Tunstall Gogol Bordello Lupe Fiasco Bloc Party The Offspring Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
and the Silver Beats Foo Fighters

North Stage

Cat Power Duffy The Swell Season Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Rodrigo y Gabriela Citizen Cope Wilco Jack Johnson

Dance Tent'

JDH
JDH
& Dave P Erol Alkan DJ Dan
DJ Dan
& Donald Glaude Soulwax Steve Lawler Ferry Corsten Underworld

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Festival Baltimore
Baltimore
Day 2 (August 10)[edit]

South Stage

Hollywood Undead The Go! Team Andrew Bird She & Him Lil Wayne The Black Keys Bob Dylan Kanye West

North Stage

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Shudder to Think Paramore Taking Back Sunday Iggy and the Stooges Stone Temple Pilots Nine Inch Nails

Dance Tent

Chromeo Rabbit in the Moon Deadmau5 Richie Hawtin Moby
Moby
(DJ set) Armin Van Buuren

Virgin Festival Toronto
Toronto
Day 1 (September 6)[edit]

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Foo Fighters Bloc Party Against Me! MGMT Constantines Tito Santana The Airborne Toxic Event Mark Robertson

TD Music Stage

The Kooks Wintersleep The Fratellis Spiritualized Shudder to Think The Midway State Mardeen

Oh Henry! Stage

The Waking Eyes Bad Flirt Lights Flash Lightnin The Saint Aliva Cartel We Are the Take

Bacardi B-Live Stage

MSTRKRFT
MSTRKRFT
(special, un-announced guest) Flosstradamus Thunderheist Lets Go to War Drop the Lime Mario J Nasty Nav

Switch and SebastiAn were replaced by MSTRKRFT
MSTRKRFT
due to delayed flights. Virgin Festival Toronto
Toronto
Day 2 (September 7)[edit]

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Oasis Paul Weller Stereophonics Silversun Pickups The Weakerthans Danko Jones Spiral Beach

TD Music Stage

The Pigeon Detectives Sons and Daughters Yoav Matt Costa Sebastien Grainger
Sebastien Grainger
and The Mountains Paper Lions

Oh Henry! Stage

Secret Broadcast Shad Rock Plaza Central Arkells OPOPO Winter Gloves

Bacardi B-Live Stage

Moby
Moby
(DJ set) Deadmau5 Lee Burridge Sydney Blu Doman and Pettigrew Evan G Harmonik Rage

2007 line-up[edit] Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 1[edit]

My Chemical Romance Billy Talent Rise Against
Rise Against
(replaced Muse on the bill) Mutemath Stars of Track and Field Jets Overhead Enter Shikari Pride Tiger The Junction TV Heart Attack The Bled Hernan Cattaneo Luke Fair Kevin Shiu Chloe Harris Andrew Pacey Jesse James Veer The Look Neurosonic Crowned Kings

Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 2[edit]

The Killers AFI Art Of Dying Hot Hot Heat Metric Smoosh You Say Party! We Say Die! Marianas Trench Mother Mother illScarlett Sebastien Grainger
Sebastien Grainger
et les Montagnes The Reason MSTRKRFT Tommie Sunshine Desyn Masiello John Morgan Timeline Tyson V Elizabeth Superbeing Yuca

Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 1[edit]

North (Main) Stage

Fountains of Wayne Cheap Trick Amy Winehouse Incubus Ben Harper
Ben Harper
and the Innocent Criminals Beastie Boys The Police

South (Side) Stage

Fiction Plane The Fratellis Paulo Nutini Peter Bjorn and John LCD Soundsystem TV on the Radio Modest Mouse

Dance Tent

Shout Out Out Out Out Miguel Migs Booka Shade Felix Da Housecat Danny Tenaglia Sasha & John Digweed Sander Van Doorn

Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 2[edit]

North (Main) Stage

CSS Regina Spektor Spoon Panic! at the Disco Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Smashing Pumpkins

South (Side) Stage

Aiden Matisyahu Explosions in the Sky Bad Brains Wu-Tang Clan Velvet Revolver 311

Dance Tent

Dan Deacon Girl Talk Dieselboy
Dieselboy
and Andy C James Zabiela Infected Mushroom The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method
(DJ Set), Deep Dish M.I.A.

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1[edit]

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Björk Interpol Arctic Monkeys Kid Koala M.I.A. K-OS Paolo Nutini The Vincent Black Shadow

Future Shop Stage

Mutemath Voxtrot Matt Costa Enter Shikari The Most Serene Republic The Wildbirds Dragonette Jon Levine Band

Budweiser Stage

Spectrum, feat. Sonic Boom, Spacemen 3
Spacemen 3
& E.A.R Hayley Sales The Reason Sybris Birds of Wales Clothes Make the Man Bang Camaro Crowned King Noah's Arkweld

B-Live Stage

Souljazz Orchestra DJ Dopey Tommie Sunshine Princess Superstar Kevin Shiu Robbi K Eric McCabe Tony Pantages

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2[edit]

Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Stage

Smashing Pumpkins The Killers Metric Stars Tokyo Police Club Jamie T Louis XIV Earl Greyhound

Future Shop Stage

Editors Explosions in the Sky Constantines Blonde Redhead The Clientele Biffy Clyro Honeycut Justin Nozuka

Budweiser Stage

The Cinematics The Heights The Red Romance Liam and Me The Carps Museum Pieces Closedown DD/MM/YYYY The Postage Stamps

B-Live Stage

Jelo Dirty Vegas M.A.N.D.Y. Tony Pantages Steve Porter Sean Miller Souljazz Orchestra Evan G

2006 line-up[edit] Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1[edit]

The Flaming Lips Gnarls Barkley Muse Alexisonfire Eagles of Death Metal The Dears The Hidden Cameras Starsailor Phoenix Amon Tobin Buck 65 Plaster David Ford Wintersleep Kid Koala Ohbijou Mean Red Spiders illScarlett

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2[edit]

Broken Social Scene
Broken Social Scene
replaced Massive Attack The Raconteurs The Strokes Sam Roberts
Sam Roberts
Band Wolfmother Lupe Fiasco Thrice Zero 7 K'Naan Matt Mays
Matt Mays
& El Torpedo The Diableros José González We Are Wolves Mickey Avalon MSTRKRFT The Mooney Suzuki Born Ruffians Champion & His G-Strings

Massive Attack
Massive Attack
were originally scheduled to headline but three days before the concert, it was announced that they had to postpone the first four concerts of their North American tour, including the Virgin Festival appearance, due to delays in receiving U.S. visas. They were replaced by Broken Social Scene. Virgin Festival (Baltimore)[edit]

Red Hot Chili Peppers The Who The Flaming Lips Gnarls Barkley The Raconteurs Keane (CANCELLED) The Killers Scissor Sisters Wolfmother Kasabian The New Pornographers Drive-By Truckers Thievery Corporation Brazilian Girls Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Digweed Carl Cox RJD2 2 Many DJs Tiësto
Tiësto
(CANCELLED) James Holden

See also[edit]

Olympic Island Festival

References[edit]

^ Assaf, Christopher. " The Police
The Police
at Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
Festival". Baltimore
Baltimore
Sun. Retrieved 22 February 2017.  ^ [1] ^ [2] ^ "virginmobilelive.com".  ^ "virginmobilelive.com".  Missing or empty url= (help) ^ "virginmobilefestival.com".  ^ "virginmobilefestival.com".  ^ "Midnight Sun: Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
FreeFest Schedule".  ^ http://www.virginmobilefestival.com/#/whyfree/ ^ http://www.virginmobilefestival.com/#/tickets/karma/

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