Baltimore Virgin Festival – the complete 2008 lineup (Iggy Pop, Bob Dylan, Wilco, Underworld, Chuck Berry…)
“People have eagerly awaited our lineup, and now everyone can see that we’ve achieved the ‘Whoa!’ factor,” said Virgin Mobile Festival concert producer and I.M.P. Chairman Seth Hurwitz. “Our job is that of a curator, finding only the absolute best acts for the most discerning of audiences. We want people to count on us every year for an amazing lineup from start to finish. When fans buy their tickets to the Virgin Mobile Festival, they know they are going to have a great time, be well-treated, and see the best acts in the world, which is why they come back.”
“This is an incredible event for music fans, our partners and customers, as well as a tremendous introduction to our brand,” said Bob Stohrer, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Mobile USA. “The lineup once again is awesome and, like most things ‘Virgin,’ it’s more than just a concert, but two days full of unexpected and interactive happenings. This year, we have also added the creation of a special edition Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card handset from Kyocera Wireless, the premier handset sponsor of the event for the past three years.”
Hurwitz noted that more artists will be added. “Our bill is really strong now,” he said, “but in the last two years, acts came along at the last minute that I had to pass on as the lineup was set in stone. This year I’m adding a new element of keeping a couple of choice slots open so I can take advantage of new opportunities over the next few months.”
Current lineup below….
in alphabetical order, 2 stages, 2 days
Main Stage, Saturday, Aug. 9: Bloc Party, Cat Power, Chuck Berry and The Silver Beats, Citizen Cope, Duffy, Foo Fighters, Gogol Bordello, Jack Johnson, KT Tunstall, Lupe Fiasco, The Offspring, Paramore, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Swell Season and Wilco.
Main Stage, Sunday, Aug. 10: Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire, The Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bob Dylan, The Go! Team, Iggy & The Stooges, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nine Inch Nails, She & Him, Shudder to Think, Stone Temple Pilots and Taking Back Sunday.
Dance Tent, Saturday, Aug. 9: DJ Dan & Donald Glaude, Erol Alkan, Ferry Corsten, Soul Wax, Steve Lawler and Underworld.
Dance Tent, Sunday, Aug. 10: Armin van Buuren, Chromeo, Deadmau5, Moby (DJ Set), Pendulum and Richie Hawtin.
“Beginning Saturday, May 3, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster at www.tickemaster.com or 1-800-551-SEAT. Two-day tickets are $175 for General Admission and $450 for VIP. Single-day tickets are $97.50 for General Admission and $250 for VIP tickets. A charity contribution of $1.50 per day will be applied to each ticket. Fans can check out the official festival website at http://www.virginmobilefestival.com to sign up for news and updates.”