Posted in music | tour dates on July 29, 2013

Virgin FreeFest

The VIrgin Mobile FreeFest is returning for its fifth year on September 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. This year's lineup leans pretty heavily on indie/pop crossover with names like MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, The Avett Brothers, CHVRCHES, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira, Robin Thicke, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, and more.

Free tickets go on "sale" August 9 at noon, and a presale (via Twitter and Facebook) begins August 8 at noon. There will also be premium packages which guarantee admission, and include a t-shirt and souvenir cup for free fountain drinks at the festival. Any contributions will go to Washington, DC's transitional home for homeless youth, The Sasha Bruce Re*Generation House, which the festival had been raising money for over the last four years to help have it built.

Speaking of Washed Out, he just announced some other special free events happening in NYC and LA this week.

Full FreeFest lineup and announcement video below...

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Virgin FreeFest 2013

Virgin FreeFest -- 2013 Lineup
City and Colour
MGMT
CHVRCHES
Madeon
Robin Thicke
Ghost Beach
Vampire Weekend
Washed Out
The Avett Brothers
Pretty Lights
Kaskade
Black Joe Lewis
Gareth Emery
Little Green Cars
Manufactured Superstars
Icona Pop
Sky Ferreira
The Knocks
Congorock
TJR

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Comments (27)

Pretty bad line up compared to past years. Mgmt, washed out, chvrches. Pretty much it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 8:50 AM

Free show, can't complain.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 8:54 AM

that lineup is literally my worst nightmare

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Agreed it's a terrible lineup compared to previous years. I've gone to the previous 3 - skipping this one.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Sick line-up! My boys from Wesleyan are there! Love MGMT so much, you guys!

Also, calling it right now: Vampire Weekend will the THE BREAK-OUT BAND OF 2013.

Posted by Max Horwich | July 29, 2013 8:55 AM

Max Horwich - HELLO TRUST FUND

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 9:06 AM

wow, what an awful lineup

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 9:37 AM

sky ferrfarta

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 9:40 AM

No Cold Caves ? meh :(

Posted by tschakalack | July 29, 2013 9:43 AM

I love when people bitch about the lineup for a FREE SHOW.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 10:14 AM

good lineup if you like indie pop / electronic, bad lineup if you like pretty much anything else

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 12:24 PM

so excited

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 1:33 PM

1:33 is congorock.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 1:37 PM

Honestly man, we are just excited to play a good show. So lay off, and have a little more positivity Mr. Unemployed.

Posted by Congorock | July 29, 2013 1:39 PM

1:39, go back in the studio congorock and make decent music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 1:50 PM

saw this lineup, was like I DON'T CARE, I LOVE IT!

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2013 2:33 PM

Can I play sax at this fest?

Posted by Bill Clinton | July 29, 2013 4:05 PM

the only way this lineup could be cooler is if carlos mencia hosted.

Posted by edward | July 29, 2013 5:09 PM

Good thing this shitfest is free. Every band listed is derivative and passe.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2013 12:08 PM

RACECAR

Posted by yb detsoP | July 31, 2013 1:01 PM

What's the performance schedule

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2013 9:54 PM

Virgin? Does that mean I can go?

Posted by Saving Myself for Prison | September 17, 2013 12:46 AM

Virgin you need to tell your owner sprint to upgrade their towers so we the people get better service cause im up to the limit with sprints service I have an lg optimus f3 and I always loose signal and have slow internet im about to go with net10 and get the samsung galaxy proclaim who runs under Verizon thats my only choice im with you cause of the low plan of $35 but I guess I gotta pay more to get better service smh virgin :/

Posted by Kate | February 26, 2014 8:17 AM

Seriously, who cares it's sounds like pachelbel's canon and all this, it sounds good. Just enjoy good music :)

Posted by Miller | April 2, 2014 2:45 PM

Virgin mobile you suck you promise me giving me $100 to switch to yous all I been having is bad service I call yous to fix this issue you guys just say wait 30 days and the problem will be fix wtf is that plus you guys promise giving me one free month of service for all this months me not having good service liars smh keep your word virgin mobile or don't promise anything ok cause that's not cool at all

Posted by Jermaine | May 16, 2014 1:46 AM

Another album due out tomorrow, this time from Vampire Weekend, Yes, I am checking out the new music.

Posted by Smith | May 16, 2014 4:59 PM

It's a remix of Freestylers - Cracks ft. Belle Humble. I don't know by who. Prob made special just for this advert. The closest version I know of is by Flux Pavillion. GOOGLE THIS: Freestylers -Cracks ft. Belle Humble (Flux Pavilion Remix)

Posted by Kollar | October 10, 2014 4:59 PM

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