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Pavement @ Sasquatch Fest 2010
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The above-pictured Pavement show took place in May 2010 (and wasn't free). In September, Pavement will play Virgin Mobile FreeFest (and it is free)....

"Breaking from traditional festivals, the Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by Kyocera unveiled its lineup for the award-winning festival, selecting relevant, important, and eclectic headliners to represent this year's free show. This morning, Chairman of the Virgin Group Sir Richard Branson announced the lineup on Virgin Mobile Live, the company's new Internet music stream available on Virgin Mobile websites.

The lineup will include:

M.I.A., LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, PAVEMENT, T.I., LUDACRIS, JOAN JETT, THIEVERY CORPORATION, MATT & KIM, JIMMY EAT WORLD, THE TEMPER TRAP, EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS, AND YEASAYER;

DANCE FOREST: CHROMEO, SLEIGH BELLS, DIE ANTWOORD, MODESELEKTOR, AND NEON INDIAN

Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be held Saturday, September 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Tickets to the 2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be available to the public on www.ticketfly.com at 10 am EST on Saturday, July 24th.

Not bad for a free show (and yet another Pavement show!). More details, with the full set of pictures of Pavement playing this year's Sasquatch Fest, below...

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VIRGIN FREEFEST

"Because we have the luxury of giving away the tickets it becomes a privilege to book the most important acts out there," said chairman of I.M.P. and Virgin Mobile FreeFest concert producer Seth Hurwitz. "Our goal is simply to book the coolest bands we can. This year we're breaking with the traditional format of monster headliner trickling down to baby bands, and instead we're sprinkling fantastic acts all day long. It's kind of like a festival on full-day shuffle."


Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be held Saturday, September 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Tickets to the 2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be available to the public on www.ticketfly.com at 10 am EST on Saturday, July 24th. Virgin Mobile customers and previous Virgin Mobile Festival ticket holders from the past four years will be invited via text and email to a private "free-sale" (much like a pre-sale, except free) to be held Friday July 23.


"Last year's free festival was all about giving back to fans in the wake of a horrible economy," said Ron Faris, director of brand experiences, Virgin Mobile USA. "This year's festival will focus even more on charitable giving. It's a reminder to let people know that even as things are improving, there's always someone out there less fortunate than you. Last year, we raised over $80,000 and generated 30,000 hours of volunteerism for youth homelessness. This year, together with the fans, we hope to do even better."

In addition to two main stages, a dance forest filled with inspired music, and a special second line march from stage to stage with Trombone Shorty, the festival also brings attention and support to homeless youth shelters across the country. This year, The RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile's charitable initiative to end youth homelessness, is encouraging fans to make a $5 donation and in return receive a 2010 Virgin Mobile FreeFest mix produced by Rusko. The download will mash up select bands in the lineup to create a unique 20-minute mix. The DJ mix will be available for pre-order on Friday during the pre-sale with every $5 donated to youth homelessness.

In keeping with the "free" mantra, Ticketfly is waiving all service charges when fans pick up their FreeFest tickets at Merriweather or the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. or print their tickets at home. Last year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest 35,000 tickets were scooped up in just 30 minutes. This year, fans have an additional option. They can choose to buy a premium ticket, which provides Pavilion seating, with a portion of the ticket price going to support homeless youth charities.

For more details on the ticketing, including options for donating money to youth homelessness, and to sign up the news alerts and updates, check out www.virginmobilefreefest.com.

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Comments (31)

Siren, Jelly - this is how you do free!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:51 AM

this wasn't free?

really fucking sweet pics though!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:56 AM

hahah ohhhh you were talking about freefest whoops sry

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 11:57 AM

Wow! This sounds amazing. I hope BV has the presale PW for Friday!

Posted by Scott | July 20, 2010 12:01 PM

Its free if you buy a virgin phone

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:02 PM

"ts free if you buy a virgin phone"

really?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:15 PM


Will Tom Windish do a DJ Set at one of these things finally?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:17 PM

presale info/PW??

Posted by Carly | July 20, 2010 12:22 PM

Read the post people. The show is free to all, as long as you manage to get tix from the website Saturday 7/24 at 10am.

If you are a Virgin Mobile customer, or have registered with them when you got tix to a previous free fest, you will be sent a pre-sale PW for use on Friday 7/23.

Posted by Scott | July 20, 2010 12:45 PM

I already have my pre-sale PW since I am a Virgin Mobile customer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:52 PM

Siren had such a better line-up! I'd see Ponytail over Pavement ANY DAY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 12:57 PM

oh my god. SO MUCH BETTER than anything jelly pulled out of their ass this year, same goes for siren. thank god i didn't shell out $40 to see pavement w/ shitty sound @ cps, i'm going to columbia, md

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:04 PM

@ 1:04 -- OMG, I'M SO HAPPY FOR YA PAL! HAVE FUN IN MD JERKFACE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 1:09 PM

What's the password? Thx.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 3:19 PM

the peeps who book the 930 club did a great job booking this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 3:36 PM

isn't is impossible to get there without a car?

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 3:43 PM

Yes, you need a car.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 3:46 PM

hahaha baltimore cooler than brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | July 20, 2010 6:08 PM

password?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 2:06 AM

Gee, thousands of hipsters who won't be at the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans that weekend. Shame, that.

Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2010 4:19 AM

anyone know the presale code?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 9:32 AM

corporate rock still sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2010 1:02 PM

anyone know the presale password and want to be nice? your still going to get your ticket...

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2010 3:00 PM

Did anyone get tickets? The site is overwhelmed and I am not unable to get through.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 10:14 AM

The presale password is LOFT. I don't know if there are tickets left or not, but that is the password/

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2010 11:10 AM

got two tickets yesterday. now have to figure out how to get there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2010 2:24 AM

After canceling a November 16th performance at SUNY Purchase due to back problems, musician Dan Deacon has returned

Posted by شات صوتي | August 17, 2010 5:25 AM

Julian Cope on Mac:

"I gots to tell y’all that when I heard the other day that the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch is writing his autobiography, I nearly shat my undies laughing so hard (good job I don’t wear any!); Ian Mac write a book? A man for whom completing a single song on his own is a struggle of Everest the Hard Way proportions is hardly going to write a book. Ian, I’m speechless at your continued arrogance in the face of no evidence whatsoever. In my opinion, you’ve been a dried-up shell of a husk of a man since just after OCEAN RAIN, so don’t embarrass us all with your ludicrous claims that you’re gonna write an autobiography. Two words… No Way. Writing a book involves discipline and hard work, two things you never nailed in the past and never will. As I heard it, you even said in the press that your book will be better than the Bible. Well, in two ways it may well be like the Bible: 1) it’ll be full of half-truths and outright lies, and 2) it’ll have been written by umpteen uncredited writers and you’ll name yourself solely as its author. There you go, dumkopf, I just handed you the map: don’t even bother buying yourself a pen, son; just do what you’ve always done throughout your career; get someone else to do most of the work then claim all the credit yourself. I even have a title already: MAC USER. And with that, I shall sweep off into the Beltane sunset. Yowzah!"
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Posted by Youtubena | October 26, 2010 7:49 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 20, 2011 9:44 PM

Special ^ ^

Posted by انمي | March 1, 2011 2:53 AM

Yes, you need a car.

Posted by WilliamGanaway | October 30, 2012 6:47 PM

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