Posted in dance | music | tour dates on August 13, 2012

The Virgin Mobile FreeFest returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD on October 6 with a lineup that includes Jack White, Skrillex, M83, Nas, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones. There is also a "Dance Forest" that will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas Gold, Nervo, Alvin Risk and Penguin Prison, with others to be announced.

As the name of the show implies tickets to the FreeFest are free and will be available via ticketfly.com on Friday, August 24 at noon. A presale on August 23 will be announced via their Twitter. There are also some not-free "freemium" packages to buy that include early admission to the festival grounds, a donation to charity and other incentives. Details on that are here.

Speaking of The Dismemberment Plan, the indie rock vets began playing shows again in 2011 and at their Baltimore show on Friday (8/10), they played multiple new songs! Hopefully this means we'll be getting a new D-Plan album (it'd be the first since 2001's Change). Check out videos of the new songs played at the Baltimore show below.

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The Dismemberment Plan - New Song at Metro Gallery 8/10/12

The Dismemberment Plan - New Song at Metro Gallery 8/10/12

The Dismemberment Plan - New Song at Metro Gallery 8/10/12

The Dismemberment Plan - New Song at Metro Gallery 8/10/12

The Dismemberment Plan - New Song at Metro Gallery 8/10/12

The Dismemberment Plan - New Song at Metro Gallery 8/10/12

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Comments (22)

What a snooze fest. They should have gotten Beck to put his sheet music on the monitors so all the posers with iPads can fail at doing it on Garage Band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 12:32 PM

ZZ Top > literally everyone else on that poster added together

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 12:44 PM

^ Agreed. Down with hipster bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 12:49 PM

12:44 Wins. Long Live Billy Gibbons!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 12:58 PM

overpriced

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 1:03 PM

I wish Pavement was still around...the world would be a better place.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 1:04 PM

Pavement sucks

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 1:05 PM

105 likes feist and grizzly bear. u suck bro!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 1:15 PM

Lol at you losers who like ZZ Top. Fucking AWFUL band, and even worse live these days. But have fun watching Gibbons lip-sync "Legs"!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 2:16 PM

What a let down from last year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 2:19 PM

justin jones!!

Posted by seth whorewitz | August 13, 2012 2:45 PM

Jack White, Alabama Shakes, Nas and M83 for scott free (when some of you have probably paid to see one or more of those artists). If you live anywhere near the festival area, it's a total win. If someone handed you all a $100 bill, you'd start complaining that it was wrinkly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 3:52 PM

Sorry, but I'm not going to any music festival that Skrillex is playing.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 4:22 PM

^awww. are you sure you won't come? the whole internet really cares about you and wants to make sure you're happy. maybe we can start a petition to get skrillex off the bill for you?

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 4:27 PM

How's the hummus in Baltimore?
Can any locals give a report?
Us regular BV'ers want to know!

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 4:54 PM

didn't you all just pay $ out the ass to see jack white like five months ago?

same with m83?

hipsters. smh.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 4:59 PM

Last year had a cooler line up. But I agree Brooklynvegan is a bitch forum

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 6:55 PM

I feel bad for Nervo. Half the people on FB/Twitter think it's just NERO misspelled. They gon' have a long day at the FreeFest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 7:39 PM

If you don't like ZZ Top you're not a moron, you're a fucking asshole

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2012 8:45 PM

I like Travis rockin' a 12 string.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:09 AM

This sounds like one of those free concerts in NYC that seem to happen several times a week.

"How's the hummus in Baltimore?"

The closet thing you'll find is that slimy stuff inside a dead crab.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:01 PM

Man, I absolutely loved reading your blogpost. You have convinced me to subscribe to your blog, but where can I find the RSS feed?

Posted by miniclip | August 28, 2012 6:44 AM

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