Virgin Mobile FreeFest Gives You Jack White and Skrillex – For Free
In the UK, music festivals have seen poor attendance and the “economy” cancel a few fan favourites. In the USA, lucky fans not only get Virgin Festival, but they get free admission once again (via Consequence of Sound). And this isn’t some shitty festival rounding up the likes of Creed or Maroon 5 – the line up is solid.
The October 6 festival will see acts such as Jack White, Skrillex, M83, Nas, Ben Folds Five, Santigold, and Alabama Shakes, plus others in too lazy to type out or copy. Special mention goes to ZZ Top, who most people know for their beards and their appearance on the Simpsons, and not much else.
The aptly named Virgin Mobile FreeFest takes place once again at the place Animal Collective named their album after –
DISNEYLAND Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. Tickets to the festival will be available at Noon EDT on August 24th. You can also grab a limited number of cleverly named FreeFest “FREEMIUM PACKAGES,” which gets you a charitable donation to Virgin Mobile USA’s youth homelessness initiatives, a FreeFest T-shirt, a souvenir cup that comes with free fountain drinks throughout the festival (what, no free beer?!), and early admission to the grounds. Has anyone ever noted that the best things in life are free*?
* flaming axes excluded