Virgin Festival: Wikis

  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Virgin Festival
Virgin Mobile Festival US.png
Virgin Festival logo
Location(s) United States, Canada
Years active 2006 - present
Genre Rock, Pop
Website http://www.virginfestival.co.za http://www.virginfestival.ca http://www.virginmobilefestival.com

The Virgin Festival (known from 2008 as the Virgin Mobile Festival in the United States) is a rock festival held in the United States and Canada, a spin-off from the V Festival held in the UK. In North America the Virgin name, and recently the Virgin Mobile brand, is used in full to increase brand association, compared with the UK and Australian festivals, where association is simply implied through the use of the V.

Like the other variants of the V Festival, the events are sponsored by Virgin Mobile, in this case, either the US or Canadian versions.

On June 30, 2006, Virgin Group chief Richard Branson announced the inaugural shows. The first, which took place September 9 and 10, 2006 at Toronto Islands Park, Toronto, Canada, featured over 40 artists. A single-day show also took place in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, on September 23, 2006, at the Pimlico Race Course with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Who.

Virgin Festival 2007 took place in Vancouver on May 20 and 21, as well as a return to Baltimore for an expanded two-day event on August 4 and 5 and Toronto on September 8 and 9. On October 16, 2007, an event was announced to take place in Calgary, Alberta on June 21 and 22, 2008. The festival also returned to Baltimore on August 9 and 10, 2008.

The shows in Baltimore have been put on by Seth Hurwitz's I.M.P. Productions, owner/operator of the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. and the former producer of the HFStival.

The 2009 Virgin Mobile Festival, dubbed the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, was held on August 30, 2009 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

Contents

2009 line-up

Virgin Mobile FREEFEST (August 30th)

As per official site.

The Virgin Mobile FREEFEST was held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. In an official statement released by Virgin Mobile, it was stated that due to the current economic status, admission to the festival would be free of charge for all concert goers. The sponsor hoped that concert goers would donate $5 to youth homelessness through its charitable initiative known as "The ReGeneration". Concert goers could also purchase special packages that came with a t-shirt, as well as tickets and the donation.[1][2]

Sunday, August 30

Virgin Festival Montreal (June 19 & 20)

As per official site.

Friday, June 19 Saturday, June 20

Virgin Festival Nova Scotia (July 4)

As per official site.

The venue is the Citadel Hill concert site, adjacent to the Halifax Common.

Saturday, July 4

Tragically Hip cancelled due to family medical issues and the concert is being provided free of charge, ticket-holders get their money refunded and concert capacity is now limited only by space, Citadel Hill above the concert site allows for viewing in case the site fills up.

Virgin Festival British Columbia (July 25 & July 26)

As per official site.

Saturday, July 25 Sunday, July 26

Virgin Festival Alberta (August 8th & 9th)

As per official site.

Saturday, August 8 Sunday, August 9

Virgin Festival Ontario (August 29th & 30th)

As per official site.

Saturday, August 29
Virgin Mobile Stage Virgin Radio Stage Boardwalk Stage
Sunday, August 30
Virgin Mobile Stage Virgin Radio Stage Boardwalk Stage

2008 line-up

Virgin Festival Calgary (June 21 & 22)

Saturday, June 21 Sunday, June 22
Virgin Mobile Stage TD Music Stage Virgin Mobile Stage TD Music Stage

Virgin Mobile Festival Baltimore Day 1 (August 9)

South Stage North Stage Dance Tent

Virgin Mobile Festival Baltimore Day 2 (August 10)

South Stage North Stage Dance Tent

Virgin Festival Toronto Day 1 (September 6)

Virgin Mobile Stage TD Music Stage
Oh Henry! Stage Bacardi B-Live Stage

Switch and SebastiAn were replaced by MSTRKRFT due to delayed flights.

Virgin Festival Toronto Day 2 (September 7)

Virgin Mobile Stage TD Music Stage
Oh Henry! Stage Bacardi B-Live Stage

2007 line-up

Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 1

Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 2

Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 1

North (Main) Stage South (Side) Stage Dance Tent

Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 2

North (Main) Stage South (Side) Stage Dance Tent

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1

Virgin Mobile Stage Future Shop Stage
Budweiser Stage B-Live Stage

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2

Virgin Mobile Stage Future Shop Stage
Budweiser Stage B-Live Stage

2006 line-up

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2

Massive Attack were originally scheduled to headline but three days before the concert, it was announced that they had to postpone the first four concerts of their North American tour, including the Virgin Festival appearance, due to delays in receiving U.S. visas. They were replaced by Broken Social Scene.

Virgin Festival (Baltimore)

See also

External links

References








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message