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: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070427/NYF011LOGO ) 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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