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unitedwestand
06-21-2009, 06:44 PM
http://www.virginmobilefestival.com/
so it is happening...
anybody been to this before? how is it set up?
i've been thinking about going for the last few years, but it always falls on the same weekend as lolla or APW.
usually they have a pretty good line up, tho

karma_guy
06-21-2009, 06:47 PM
i know it's going down @ MPP this year

suprefan
06-21-2009, 06:49 PM
Blink 182 is playing, is that what you want?

unitedwestand
06-21-2009, 06:52 PM
arnt they just 'rumored' to play?

unitedwestand
06-21-2009, 06:53 PM
i was hoping for muse, anyways

suprefan
06-21-2009, 06:57 PM
Muse isnt happening, they couldnt anyway. They are opening for U2 in DC, and that negates anything they could do on their own. Blink is playing, deal with it.

Principal Onyx Blackman
06-21-2009, 06:58 PM
Fantastic name for a festival. Very original.

Boourns
06-21-2009, 11:16 PM
Last year had a great lineup. Blink 182 and at an amphitheater? Fail.

betao
06-22-2009, 01:08 AM
I've been the past two years and had a good time. I'll only go if there's a dance tent though (or some astonishingly sick lineup but that's unlikely).

Blink may or may not be playing. Yeah, the rumored date was that last weekend of August, but it's kinda weird now, because the friday AND monday before/after the festival both are booked. You'd expect them to have a day or two off before/after the festival to set things up and take things down. Also its getting closer to the (supposed) date and still no word. Some people are suggesting it will go down in late september like the first one did.

betao
06-22-2009, 04:36 PM
so um. I guess I was wrong with my speculation of it being in late september.

Holy Fuck's newest tourdates (our first REAL confirmation)


Jun 26 2009 8:00P
Sled Island Festival Calgary, Alberta
Jun 27 2009 8:00P
Sled Island Festival Calgary, Alberta
Jul 9 2009 8:00P
Ottawa Blues Fest Ottawa, Ontario
Jul 10 2009 8:00P
Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Ontario
Jul 11 2009 8:00P
CBC Radio 3 Phog Phest Windsor, Ontario
Jul 18 2009 8:00P
Starbelly Jam Crawford, British Columbia
Jul 26 2009 8:00P
Fuji Rock Naeba Ski Resort
Aug 1 2009 8:00P
Electric Eclectics Festival Meaford, Ontario
Aug 8 2009 8:00P
Wolfe Island Music Fest Wolfe Island, Ontario
Aug 28 2009 8:00P
Street Scene San Diego, California
Aug 30 2009 8:00P
Virgin Freefest Columbia, Maryland
Sep 6 2009 8:00P
Bumbershoot Seattle, Washington


So it's going to be that weekend, at MPP...and free?? Wow. I heard rumors about it being free, but never expected it to be true. Very interesting. I may actually go to it now despite blink being there.

paulb
06-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Blink are awesome, FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

betao
06-23-2009, 09:01 AM
lineup on wednesday, a radio station has planned to make an announcement tomorrow.

Ardentbiscuit
06-23-2009, 11:03 AM
I'm still bummed that it went from a 2 day to a 1 day event.

It sounds more like Download now.

Sushov23
06-23-2009, 08:41 PM
Other acts scheduled to perform on the festival's two main stages and dance tent include Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, Jet, the National, Girl Talk, the Bravery, the Hold Steady, St. Vincent, Wale, Taking Back Sunday, Holy F*ck, Pete Tong, Danny Howells and Lee Burridge.

betao
06-23-2009, 08:43 PM
was just about to post it.

tickets are free, event is 35K cap. I'm definitely going. The Flaming Lips are at MPP just 2 days before, so my friends and I are making a small vacation out of it. Worrrdddd.

suprefan
06-23-2009, 09:02 PM
so Blink (safely assuming) is at the top plus the rest? Geez

betao
06-23-2009, 09:31 PM
yeah

heres the full lineup

Weezer
Blink 182
Franz Ferdinand
Public Enemy
Jet
The National
Girl Talk
Hold Steady
Mates of State
St. Vincent
Wale
Taking Back Sunday
Holy Fuck
The Bravery
Pete Tong
Danny Howells
Lee Burridge

for frees.

Alchemy
06-23-2009, 10:14 PM
Eeeeeh... Weezer and Blink 182 is such a downgrade from The Police and The Smashing Pumpkins.

EDIT: Oh wait... It's free? I guess it isn't a downgrade then. Worth it.

paulb
06-23-2009, 10:15 PM
its motherfuckin FREE....how could anything be a downgrade?

Boourns
06-24-2009, 01:38 AM
yeah

heres the full lineup

Weezer
Franz Ferdinand
Public Enemy
Girl Talk
Mates of State
St. Vincent
Holy Fuck


Not bad for free. So how does it work? They just let in the first 20,000 people? Site isn't loading on this shitty hostel computer.

betao
06-24-2009, 04:42 AM
you'll have to get tickets thru ticketmaster. Apparently, tickets for previous V-fest buyers (includes me) will go on sale from 10 to 10 today, but i'm not sure how that works. regular tickets will go onsale saturday.

also, apparently, more good news: ticketmaster will waive the convenience fees for this event. awesomeeeee

Ardentbiscuit
06-24-2009, 07:09 AM
People will complain about anything. I'm sure there will be more people complaining about it even though it's free.

I'm sure you could pay people to go to a concert and they would still complain.

I just wonder how they are going to handle people who get tickets and have no intention of going.

There are always those people who get stuff because it's free just to get it.

rage patton
06-24-2009, 01:02 PM
What a fucking awesome free show. Jealous.

betao
06-24-2009, 01:13 PM
People will complain about anything. I'm sure there will be more people complaining about it even though it's free.

I'm sure you could pay people to go to a concert and they would still complain.

I just wonder how they are going to handle people who get tickets and have no intention of going.

There are always those people who get stuff because it's free just to get it.

what i want to know is how they're going to handle scalpers. if this sells out, scalpers are going to have a field day with this.

betao
06-27-2009, 06:28 AM
Well, this thing sold out within 2 minutes of going onsale today. Luckily, I got alot of tickets for me and my friends yesterday during the weezer presale.