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audreysuefix

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Virgin Mobile Festival
« on: February 22, 2008, 02:40:00 pm »
VIRGIN MOBILE FESTIVAL
 RETURNS TO BALTIMORE AUG. 9-10, 2008
 BALTIMORE, MD and WARREN, NJ, Feb. 22 -- Virgin Mobile Festival, the largest music and art event on the East Coast, will return for the third year to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Aug. 9 and 10, 2008.  
 The full concert line-up, general admission and VIP ticket sale information will be announced in the coming weeks.  Fans can sign up for updates at www.virginmobilefestival.com. Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com.
  ??The response from the first two festivals has been extraordinary,? said Virgin Group Founder and Chairman Sir Richard Branson, ??and we??re thrilled that Virgin Mobile USA is putting on the event for the third time. Fans of all ages love our comfortable festival grounds, the great food and drinks, the vibe, and of course the brilliant talent.  They want to plan their summer break around the festival and have asked us for details, so we??re letting everyone know to mark their calendars for August 9 and 10.?
 In just two years, the Virgin Mobile Festival [previously called Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile] has earned a reputation as a monster event, with such impressive artists as Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, The Police, Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys, The Raconteurs, Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A, Spoon, Wolfmother and Amy Winehouse, and world-renowned DJs such as Sasha & John Digweed, Carl Cox and Deep Dish.  Last year, there were 44 bands and DJs on three stages with 20 hours of non-stop entertainment.
 The Virgin Mobile Festival will be produced for the third year by I.M.P., one of the country's leading independent concert promoters. ??Last year was an amazing experience for the fans and we??re planning a killer show this year that will top it,? said I.M.P. Chairman Seth Hurwitz.  ??The entire line-up will be must-see acts.?

Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008, 02:50:00 pm »
Holy cow, the entire lineup is going to be must-see acts. That's awesome news.   :roll:

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008, 02:50:00 pm »
this is the same weekend as the
 "coachella east" festival.

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 02:57:00 pm »
k8t - this has been known for some time.  we've been moaning about it for while now.
 
 i was hoping that vfest would move to another weekend, but alas... the wheels were obviously already in motion.
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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 03:15:00 pm »
I guess I'll mmake it 3 years in a row.
 
 Anybody hear a Rage headlining rumor? Someone told me that yesterday. If that's true I'll be disappointed...
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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 03:26:00 pm »
Seth seems like a pretty intelligent person.  He's pretty busy, too but I think it would be cool for him to give us a couple NYT crossword puzzle-level "clues" about who's playing.
 
 Like....
 
 "Marlowe(?) prophetic at the beginning of the 18th century?"
 
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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 04:18:00 pm »
What! why the same weekend that is stupid. grrr...please get goldfrapp!!!
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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008, 06:22:00 pm »
well at least we know radiohead won't be playing

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 10:39:00 pm »
Yeah, but I bet you damn sight that Jack Johnson is one of the headliners.   :(  
 
 I wouldn't go north of the Baltimore City line for the other one...and I'm already there!
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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 09:45:00 am »
Apparently the Foos are headlining... as per Elliot in the Morning this morning. *shrug*
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K8teebug

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2008, 09:57:00 am »
blah.

Arthwys

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2008, 11:00:00 am »
blah as well
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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2008, 02:12:00 pm »
Foo Fighters are not a good start.  But I have faith!!!!!   You have to ride the bull til it bucks you off.

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2008, 06:45:00 pm »
The Foo Fighters are headlining?  LOL, is this festival no longer at Pimlico?  Is it now in a tiny public park somewhere or something?  What a joke.

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Re: Virgin Mobile Festival
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2008, 06:45:00 pm »
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Originally posted by miss pretentious:
  Apparently the Foos are headlining... as per Elliot in the Morning this morning. *shrug*
Fuck.
 
 Radiohead better be headlining Sunday....
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