Virgin Mobile Fest Announces Lineup, Two Days of Full-Length Sets from “All A-List” Acts

This August, 9-10 to be exact, Baltimore, Maryland will host the third annual Virgin Mobile Fest at the Plimco race course. The two-day fest will consist of rock, electronic, and hip-hop artists, as well as a variety of other acts of varying genres. Seth Hurwitz, chairman of festival organizer I.M.P., said that all performers are “must-see artists.” Since the lineup is freshly announced, I’ll let you take a look and judge for yourself.

Saturday, August 9:

- NORTH STAGE
12:00 – 12:50 Cat Power
1:10 – 1:55 Duffy
2:15 – 3:05 The Swell Season
3:25 – 4:15 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
4:35 – 5:25 Rodrigo y Gabriela
5:45 – 6:35 Citizen Cope
7:00 – 8:15 Wilco
8:45 – 10:00 Jack Johnson

- SOUTH STAGE
12:15 – 1:00 KT Tunstall
1:20 – 2:10 Gogol Bordello
2:30 – 3:25 Lupe Fiasco
3:45 – 4:35 Bloc Party
5:00 – 6:00 The Offspring
6:30 – 7:30 Chuck Berry and The Silver Beats
8:15 – 10:00 Foo Fighters

- DANCE TENT
12:00 – 12:30 JDH & Dave P
12:30 – 1:45 Erol Alkan
1:45 – 3:15 DJ Dan & Donald Glaude
3:35 – 4:35 Soulwax
4:45 – 6:10 Steve Lawler
6:10 – 7:40 Ferry Corsten
8:00 – 10:00 Underworld

Sunday, August 10:

- NORTH STAGE
12:00 – 12:45 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
1:05 – 1:55 Shudder to Think
2:15 – 3:05 Paramore
3:30 – 4:20 Taking Back Sunday
4:50 – 5:50 Iggy and The Stooges
6:20 – 7:35 Stone Temple Pilots
8:05 – 10:00 Nine Inch Nails

- SOUTH STAGE
11:30 – 12:00 Hollywood Undead (Book the Band winner)
12:20 – 1:05 The Go! Team
1:25 – 2:10 Andrew Bird
2:35 – 3:25 She & Him
3:50 – 4:50 Lil' Wayne
5:15 – 6:15 The Black Keys
6:45 – 8:00 Bob Dylan
8:30 – 10:00 Kanye West

- DANCE TENT
12:30 – 1:30 Chromeo
1:50 – 3:20 Rabbit in the Moon
3:30 – 5:00 Deadmau5
5:00 – 6:30 Richie Hawtin
6:30 – 8:00 Moby (DJ Set)
8:00 – 10:00 Armin van Buuren

Personally I see about eight “must-see artists,” but because this is just a news piece and not a critical review of a festival yet to happen, I will back away from the snarky remarks. I just don’t think Moby or Citizen Cope or The Offspring are “must-see” now or ever.

Anyway, two-day tickets are $175 for general admission and $450 for VIP, while single-day tickets are $97.50 for general admission and $250 for VIP tickets. Expect a conscience-lifting “charity contribution” of $1.50 per day, per ticket to make your trip morally worthwhile.

Mr. Hurwitz goes on to explain one of the intriguing aspects of the show: "We’ve programmed the Virgin Mobile Festival so fans can enjoy extended sets and get the full concert experience of these top-tier acts." Now that, that’s pretty cool. I hate waiting in the sun all day just to see a quick 30-minute set from my favorite artists. Getting a chance to see a variety of performers with actual concert-length sets is definitely a plus.

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