Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile Returns to Baltimore with Two Days of the Best of Indie/Alternative Rock, Hip-Hop, Electronica

Interpol, Modest Mouse, TV On The Radio And More Join The Police, The

Smashing Pumpkins And Beastie Boys

Tickets on Sale May 5



Apr 27, 2007, 01:00 ET from Virgin Mobile

    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Virgin Festival By Virgin
 Mobile in the United States returns August 4-5, 2007 to Pimlico Race
 Course(R) in Baltimore, Maryland with a stunning and diverse list of
 artists and top deejays and two days of crazy energy and excitement. Sir
 Richard Branson previously announced that headliners The Police and The
 Smashing Pumpkins will appear as well as the Beastie Boys. Now, the entire
 line-up has been confirmed:
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     Saturday, Aug 4                           Sunday, Aug 5
     [listed in alpha order]
 
     BEASTIE BOYS                                311
     BOOKA SHADE                                 BAD BRAINS
     CHEAP TRICK                                 CHRIS CORNELL
     FELIX DA HOUSECAT                           THE CRYSTAL METHOD [DJ set]
     FICTION PLANE                               CSS
     FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE                          DEEP DISH [Dubfire & Sharam]
     THE FRATELLIS                               DIESELBOY & ANDY C with
     BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS         MC GQ and MC Messinian
     INCUBUS                                     GIRL TALK
     LCD SOUNDSYSTEM                             INFECTED MUSHROOM
     MIGUEL MIGS [Petalpusher]                   INTERPOL
     MODEST MOUSE                                M.I.A.
     PAOLO NUTINI                                MATISYAHU
     PETER BJORN AND JOHN                        THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
     THE POLICE                                  REGINA SPEKTOR
     SASHA & JOHN DIGWEED                        SPOON
     SHOUT OUT OUT OUT OUT                       VELVET REVOLVER
     DANNY TENAGLIA                              WU TANG CLAN
     TV ON THE RADIO                             YEAH YEAH YEAHS
     SANDER VAN DOORN                            JAMES ZABIELA
     AMY WINEHOUSE
     Tickets for the two-day festival go on sale May 5, 2007 and are priced
 at $175 for General Admission and $450 for VIP. Tickets are available
 through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com or 1-800-551-SEAT). Single day
 tickets, if still available, will go on sale May 19 and be priced at $97.50
 for single day General Admission tickets and $250 for single day VIP
 tickets. Virgin Mobile USA customers can take advantage of a promotional
 pre-sale period during which a limited number of tickets will be available
 for purchase. Prices include 10% Maryland Admission & Amusement Tax and a
 $1.50 per day charity donation. More information about Virgin Festival By
 Virgin Mobile can be found at www.virginfestival.com.
     "Our fantastic line-up will be sure to excite festival-goers of all
 ages," said Sir Richard Branson, whose entrepreneurial focus on the
 environment has caught global attention. "We're going to redefine cool at
 one of the hottest and greenest destinations for live music this summer."
     "Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile is the perfect platform for us to
 celebrate our company's and our customers' connection to an eclectic range
 of music along with the energy and discovery that comes with live events,"
 Dan Schulman, chief executive officer of Virgin Mobile USA, said.
     "Virgin has earned a world-wide reputation for hip, innovative products
 and services, and the excitement of our brand extends to our music
 festival," said Frances Farrow, chief executive officer of Virgin USA.
 "Every summer, we bring together a community who gets to enjoy music as
 well as everything else that Virgin has to offer."
     Seth Hurwitz, head of Festival producers I.M.P., said, "With two stages
 and a dance tent, we're very selective about our line-up. It's all about
 quality over quantity, the flow of the event and how the bands overlap.
 With the limited slots available, we have to keep it A-list talent from top
 to bottom." I.M.P., one of the country's leading independent concert
 promoters and owners of Washington, D.C.'s famed 9:30 Club.
     Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global supplier of CDMA wireless
 devices and accessories, will again be the premiere handset partner for
 Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile, sponsoring several elements both leading
 up to the festival and during the two-day event. Other Festival sponsors
 include Anheuser-Busch, Citibank, the MLB Authentic Collection and Virgin
 Megastores North America.
     Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile will also feature a broad selection of
 vendors and exhibitors as well as interactive art installations,
 performance art and lots of surprises. The event will take place less than
 an hour from Washington, D.C., two hours from Philadelphia, and three hours
 from New York City. Historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD is the
 home of the world famous Preakness Stakes(R), the Middle Jewel of
 Thoroughbred Horse Racing's storied Triple Crown.
     About Virgin Mobile USA, LLC:
     The nation's leading wireless youth network, Virgin Mobile USA provides
 more than 4.6 million customers with control, flexibility and choice in
 wireless service, rich data content and innovative products without annual
 contracts. Voice pricing plans range from monthly options with unlimited
 nights and weekends to by-the-minute offers, allowing consumers to adjust
 how and what they pay according to their needs. Virgin Mobile's full slate
 of smart, stylish and affordable handsets, including the popular
 Switch_Back and Slice, are available at top retailers in more than 35,000
 locations nationwide and online at www.virginmobileusa.com, with Top-Up
 cards available at more than 130,000 locations.
     Virgin Mobile USA's nationwide coverage is powered by the Sprint
 Nationwide PCS Network, and the company, which launched in 2002, is a joint
 venture between Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Sprint Nextel. J.D.
 Power and Associates has ranked Virgin Mobile highest in customer
 satisfaction among wireless prepaid services, and its own customers report
 a 94% satisfaction rate. Virgin Mobile contributes 5% of profits from
 downloadable content to The RE*Generation, its pro-social initiative to
 help homeless teens, through donations to charitable partners or funding of
 programs that support and raise awareness for young people in need; and
 provides postage- paid return envelopes in every new package for customers
 to recycle old phones.
     About Virgin USA:
     Virgin, a leading branded venture capital organization, is one of the
 world's most recognized and respected brands. Virgin USA oversees and is
 responsible for the expansion of the Virgin brand in North America,
 blasting into markets where the customer is underserved, offering value for
 money, good quality, innovation, exceptional customer service, fun and a
 sense of competitive challenge. Existing businesses like Virgin Atlantic
 Airways, the award-winning transatlantic airline; Virgin Mobile USA, the
 leading wireless youth network; Virgin Megastores, the groundbreaking music
 stores; and Virgin Comics, an entertainment and media company creating
 original stories and epic myths for worldwide audiences, have already laid
 a powerful footprint in North America. Building upon the success of these
 businesses, Virgin USA continues to look for opportunities in North America
 where it can offer something better, fresher and more valuable to
 consumers.
 
 

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