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Interpol @ the 2007 Virgin Festival (more by Bao Nguyen)
Interpol @ the virgin fest

The Virgin Mobile Festival in Baltimore is giving All Points West a run for its money this weekend. It's also making me question when the next time I'll get a good night's sleep. In addition to all the All Points West coverage we'll (attempt to) have here over the weekend, Bao Nguyen will be on the ground in Baltimore (again).

To compare: All Points West is three days. Virgin is just two. Both fests have three stages. Both fests have Jack Johnson as a headliner. Both fests have Chromeo, Duffy, Andrew Bird, Cat Power, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Underworld. All Points West has Radiohead - twice. Virgin has Wilco, Sharon Jones, The Swell Season, Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop, Kanye West, STP, NIN, Bob Dylan, CHUCK BERRY, and everyone listed in the schedule below...

Saturday, Aug. 9 GATES OPEN - 10am

NORTH STAGE (all times E.T. p.m.)
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, Aug. 10 GATES OPEN - 10am
NORTH STAGE (all times p.m.)
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

Once again, people have to choose between NIN and Kanye West.

Virgin Fest tickets are on sale at Ticketmaster

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Comments (36)

Kanye headlining over Dylan? Mandles Johnson over Wilco? These must be misprints.

Posted by kanye east | August 5, 2008 7:53 PM

Bob Dylan leading into Kanye West is pretty funny, but Dylan fans are probably happier they don't have to stay there until 10pm to see him and Bob Dylan is probably happy he can go home and sleep and Kanye West is probably happy he gets to play in the dark.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 7:59 PM

I'm still confused to when Rage Against the Machine stop being a band people cared about but everyone should be stoked their playing the RNC. When I lived out in Minneapolis, house show venues were closing because they were getting phone calls from the RNC Welcoming Committee (now guys, this is ironic because its actually a violent left wing activist group and they DON'T want the RNC there!) asking if they could build pipe bombs in their venues, followed by the abrupt appearance of the federal government throwing them out of their homes.

No taxation without representation.

Posted by Josh Brown | August 5, 2008 8:18 PM

What does RATM have to do with Virgin Fest? And, there is no confusion...people stopped caring about RATM 10 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 8:59 PM

i didn't think this whole jack johnson business was ridiculous until i saw him headlining over wilco. guess it's true, frat boys do control the world.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 9:01 PM

When did Carlos D. turn into Crispin Glover??

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 9:02 PM

I know a sh*tload of frat boys that love Wilco. You better stop listening to them 9:01!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 9:04 PM

black rebel at noon. ouch. they might burst into flames.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 9:18 PM

"I know a sh*tload of frat boys that love Wilco. You better stop listening to them 9:01!"

Okay. Agreed and noted. I guess I just can't understand how a guy and an accoustic guitar can get top billing over an amazing live act that always brings the good, especially when that act has mass appeal like Wilco obviously does. I know it's an old topic here, and blah blah blah, but it just doesn't make sense to me. I don't even dislike JJ; I won two free tickets to APW for sunday and I'm going just to see if there's something I'm missing, though I highly doubt it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 10:27 PM

The real confusion is how Lil Wayne, the most popular musician (saleswise) in America of the past 4 years or so goes on before The Black Keys.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 10:55 PM

because the black keys bring more energy and passion for their music with only 2 people then most bands do with 4 or 5!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:05 PM

Radiohead is playing All Points West 2 nights. Better festival by default.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 12:09 AM

"Radiohead is playing All Points West 2 nights. Better festival by default."

I'll be at APW on Saturday and have been defending the festival for months, but Virgin's got a better lineup. Dylan, Iggy, and Chuck Berry are all truly legendary artists and Baltimore's also getting a much broader range of bands (Lil' Wayne, Gogol Bordello, Nine Inch Nails, etc). If Dylan and the Stooges weren't both playing NY over the next few days, I might have driven down there Sunday morning to catch them. Radiohead is amazing, but I think Virgin takes it. (That said, Radiohead at Liberty State Park is going to be amazing.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 12:31 AM

at least virgin festival isnt having jersey bar bands and second rate katy perry's playing. APW should be ashamed of themselves

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 12:32 AM

Agreed. I'm surprised there aren't more people bitching about the godawfulness of the 1PM bands at APW. What happened to longer sets? Instead mid-day bands get crammed into 45 minute sets and we get insultingly bad openers. Compare that to the morning slots at Virgin.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 12:42 AM

wow, just a few hours earlier, interpol played that show way, way off into the future.....

the year 7008, if i remember correctly....

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 2:46 AM

Let's compare APW and Virgin...

Virgin Festival
+ more big names
+ a dance tent
+ more diversity among acts
+ never a dull moment in the schedule
+ Bob Dylan
+ NIN
+ Chuck Berry
+ can park on-site without filling car with creepy strangers
- Jack Johnson
- Offspring
- Paramore
- corporate sponsorship up the wazoo
- Rabbit in the Moon set time is too early

All Points West:
+ 2 Radiohead sets
+ 3 days
+ better city
+ better venue
+ less corporate
+ smaller capacity
+ Metric
- zero attempt at making Sunday attractive to the majority of Radiohead fans
- only one legitimate subheadliner
- Jack Johnson
- all the brah on Sunday
- Animal Collective

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 5:13 AM

woo, Telepathe rule!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 8:09 AM

dude, like festivals are like so totally corporate sponsored ..

my festival is way more better than your festival!

http://blog.cottages4you.co.uk/2008/07/25/kettlewell-scarecrow-festival/


Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 8:29 AM

isn't the virgin megastore going to have a tent at apw? the corporate sponsorship is basically unavoidable.
friday is a radiohead show with several bad openers. saturday looks good to me (sorry).
if we could somehow merge the good things about these two festivals, halve the distance (vineland, maybe?) we'd be onto something.
wilco stinks.
and rage against the machine is stupid. talk about frat boys?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 9:24 AM

"if we could somehow merge the good things about these two festivals, halve the distance (vineland, maybe?) we'd be onto something."

the vineland fest is dead. but yeah, that would have been a much better fest

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 10:22 AM

"saturday looks good to me (sorry)."

No need to apologize - Saturday actually is pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 10:53 AM

carlos d always looked like crispin glover...

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 11:00 AM

festivals = corporate sponsorship
saturday at apw = a great place to see radiohead
vineland = dead in the water
virgin fest = better lineup than apw (but in baltimore)
baltimore = are you kidding me?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 11:13 AM

yeah they really lied about the APW set times. I was expecting 1.5hrs at least from everyone. Wasnt that the purpose of only have a small number of bands billed for each day!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 11:26 AM

"the vineland fest is dead. but yeah, that would have been a much better fest"

What on Earth would lead you to make that statement? They never announced a lineup!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 11:32 AM

The official APW vs VIRGIN comparison.

Overall Lineup - VIRGIN (in number of bands alone)
Subheadliners - VIRGIN (APW really doesn't have much here)
Diversity of Lineup - VIRGIN (Sunday brah kills APW's chances)
Location - APW (including city)
Car Friendly - VIRGIN
PT Friendly - APW
Cost - TIE
Corporate Sponsorship - TIE (both have their share)
Dylan booked - VIRGIN
NIN booked - VIRGIN
Radiohead booked - APW
Jack Johnson booked - TIE
Chuck Berry booked - VIRGIN
Dance acts booked during daylight - TIE (UW and Rabbit)

WINNER:
Virgin by a nose.

Sure you get Radiohead twice, but in terms of a overall festival, APW leaves everyone wanting more, and VIRGIN seemingly fills most voids in their lineup with something other than fratrock on every day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 1:20 PM

Yeah APW was VERY MISLEADING about set times and the reason they had FEWER acts.

Shitty if you ask me - I am going Saturday, but only for RH, because as a festival - APW lacks big time when comapred to other ones.

This is old news of course.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 1:21 PM

Maybe I am jaded because I just saw Radiohead a few days ago, but even so, VIRGIN fucking kills APW in terms of overall festival greatness.

This isn't even close. APW has Radiohead... and um... well, I guess The Roots and Kings of Leon?

Virign has Bob Fucking Dylan, Chuck Berry, NIN, Kanye, Iggy Black Keys, STP, Wilco, GOGOL BOREDELLO, Soulwax....

you get the picture.

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 1:28 PM

are we really trying to say jersey city is a better city than baltimore?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:22 PM

Jersey City is closer than Baltimore

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 3:20 AM

F APW

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 1:05 PM

I dont know much about APW because frankly I have not been there before. What I do know though is the Virgin Fest. Why I enjoy it is because it has something for everyone. For instance they have Bob Dylan and Kanye West together. Kanye the last show of he night and Dylan one before. Plus the dance tent is fun for everyone who likes to dance. Never a dull moment.

Posted by Alex | August 10, 2008 1:43 PM

APW is a bust - it's official

even with Rh it turned out to be a bland let down with no choice or variety a fest should offer its goers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2008 6:33 PM

"APW is a bust - it's official"

i wouldnt say it was a total busy, i was pretty impressed over all. it will never be a coachella or bonnaroo, but it was a lot of fun and i hope it happens again next year..but i doubt it

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