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Virgin Festival
Image:Virgin Mobile Festival US.png
Virgin Festival logo
Location(s) Canada, United States
Years active 2006 – present
Founded by
Date(s)
Genre(s) Rock, Pop
Website 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 Canadian or US 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.

Contents

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
  • Kilbourne
  • The Fratellis
  • Face to Face
  • Corb Lund
  • Three Days Grace
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • The Fast Romantics
  • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald
  • Secret Broadcast
  • Carolina Liar
  • Crash Parallel
  • Hey Ocean
  • The Dudes
  • Grand Theft Bus
  • Chixdiggit
  • Attack in Black
  • Constantines
  • Stars
  • City and Colour
  • Matthew Good
  • The Tragically Hip
  • The Summerlad
  • Said The Whale
  • The Whitsundays
  • The Spades
  • Ten Second Epic
  • Ladyhawk
  • Cadence Weapon
  • The New Pornographers

Virgin Mobile Festival Baltimore Day 1 (August 9)

South Stage North Stage Dance Tent
  • KT Tunstall
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Bloc Party
  • The Offspring
  • Chuck Berry and the Silver Beats
  • Foo Fighters
  • Cat Power
  • Duffy
  • The Swell Season
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela
  • Citizen Cope
  • Wilco
  • Jack Johnson
  • JDH & Dave P
  • Erol Alkan
  • DJ Dan & Donald Glaude
  • Soulwax
  • Steve Lawler
  • Ferry Corsten
  • Underworld

Virgin Mobile Festival Baltimore Day 2 (August 10)

South Stage North Stage Dance Tent
  • Hollywood Undead
  • The Go! Team
  • Andrew Bird
  • She & Him
  • Lil Wayne
  • The Black Keys
  • Bob Dylan
  • Kanye West
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Shudder to Think
  • Paramore
  • Taking Back Sunday
  • Iggy and the Stooges
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Chromeo
  • Rabbit in the Moon
  • Deadmau5
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Moby (DJ set)
  • Armin Van Buuren

Virgin Festival Toronto Day 1 (September 6)

Virgin Mobile Stage TD Music Stage
  • Foo Fighters
  • Bloc Party
  • Against Me!
  • MGMT
  • Constantines
  • The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Mark Robertson
  • The Kooks
  • Wintersleep
  • The Fratellis
  • Spiritualized
  • Shudder to Think
  • The Midway State
  • Mardeen
Oh Henry! Stage Bacardi B-Live Stage
  • The Waking Eyes
  • Bad Flirt
  • Lights
  • Flash Lightnin
  • The Saint Aliva Cartel
  • We Are the Take
  • MSTRKRFT (special, un-announced guest)
  • Switch
  • SebastiAn
  • Flosstradamus
  • Thunderheist
  • Lets Go to War
  • Drop the Lime
  • Mario J
  • Nasty Nav

Virgin Festival Toronto Day 2 (September 7)

Virgin Mobile Stage TD Music Stage
  • Oasis
  • Paul Weller
  • Stereophonics
  • Silversun Pickups
  • The Weakerthans
  • Danko Jones
  • Spiral Beach
  • The Pigeon Detectives
  • Sons and Daughters
  • Yoav
  • Matt Costa
  • Sebastien Grainger and The Mountains
  • Paper Lions
Oh Henry! Stage Bacardi B-Live Stage
  • Secret Broadcast
  • Shad
  • Rock Plaza Central
  • Arkells
  • OPOPO
  • Winter Gloves
  • Moby (DJ set)
  • Deadmau5
  • Lee Burridge
  • Sydney Blu
  • Doman and Pettigrew
  • Evan G
  • Harmonik Rage

2007 line-up

Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 1

  • Billy Talent
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Rise Against (replaced Muse on the bill)
  • Mute Math
  • Stars of Track and Field
  • Jets Overhead
  • Enter Shikari
  • Pride Tiger
  • The Junction
  • TV Heart Attack
  • The Bled
  • Hernan Cattaneo
  • Luke Fair
  • Kevin Shiu
  • Chloe Harris
  • Andrew Pacey
  • Jesse James
  • Veer
  • The Look
  • Neurosonic
  • Crowned Kings

Virgin Festival (Vancouver) Day 2

  • The Killers
  • AFI
  • Art Of Dying
  • Hot Hot Heat
  • Metric
  • Smoosh
  • You Say Party! We Say Die!
  • Marianas Trench
  • Mother Mother
  • illScarlett
  • Sebastien Grainger et les Montagnes
  • The Reason
  • MSTRKRFT
  • Tommie Sunshine
  • Desyn Masiello
  • John Morgan
  • Timeline
  • Tyson V
  • Elizabeth
  • Superbeing
  • Yuca

Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 1

North (Main) Stage South (Side) Stage Dance Tent
  • Fountains of Wayne
  • Cheap Trick
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Incubus
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals
  • Beastie Boys
  • The Police
  • Fiction Plane
  • The Fratellis
  • Paulo Nutini
  • Peter Bjorn and John
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • TV on the Radio
  • Modest Mouse
  • Shout Out Out Out Out
  • Miguel Migs (Petalpusher)
  • Booka Shade
  • Felix Da Housecat
  • Danny Tenaglia
  • Sasha & John Digweed
  • Sander Van Doorn

Virgin Festival (Baltimore) Day 2

North (Main) Stage South (Side) Stage Dance Tent
  • CSS
  • Regina Spektor
  • Spoon
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Interpol
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Aiden
  • Matisyahu
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Bad Brains
  • Velvet Revolver
  • 311
  • Dan Deacon
  • Girl Talk
  • Dieselboy and Andy C
  • James Zabiela
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Crystal Method (DJ Set), Deep Dish
  • M.I.A.

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1

Virgin Mobile Stage Future Shop Stage
  • Björk
  • Interpol
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Kid Koala
  • M.I.A.
  • K-OS
  • Paolo Nutini
  • The Vincent Black Shadow
  • Mute Math
  • Voxtrot
  • Matt Costa
  • Enter Shikari
  • The Most Serene Republic
  • The Wildbirds
  • Dragonette
  • Jon Levine Band
Budweiser Stage B-Live Stage
  • Spectrum, feat. Sonic Boom,
    Spacemen 3 & E.A.R
  • Hayley Sales
  • The Reason
  • Sybris
  • Birds of Wales
  • Clothes Make the Man
  • Bang Camaro
  • Crowned King
  • Noah’s Arkweld
  • Souljazz Orchestra
  • DJ Dopey
  • Tommie Sunshine
  • Princess Superstar
  • Kevin Shiu
  • Robbi K
  • Eric McCabe
  • Tony Pantages

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2

Virgin Mobile Stage Future Shop Stage
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • The Killers
  • Metric
  • Stars
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Jamie T
  • Louis XIV
  • Earl Greyhound
  • Editors
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Constantines
  • Blonde Redhead
  • The Clientele
  • Biffy Clyro
  • Honeycut
  • Justin Nozuka
Budweiser Stage B-Live Stage
  • The Cinematics
  • The Heights
  • The Red Romance
  • Liam & Me
  • The Carps
  • Museum Pieces
  • Closedown
  • DD/MM/YYYY
  • The Postage Stamps
  • Jelo
  • Dirty Vegas
  • M.A.N.D.Y.
  • Tony Pantages
  • Steve Porter
  • Sean Miller
  • Souljazz Orchestra
  • Evan G

2006 line-up

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 1

  • The Flaming Lips (ended early due to delay problems caused by City of Toronto noise regulations)
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • Muse
  • Alexisonfire
  • Eagles of Death Metal
  • The Dears
  • The Hidden Cameras
  • Starsailor
  • Phoenix
  • Amon Tobin
  • Buck 65
  • Plaster
  • David Ford
  • Wintersleep
  • Kid Koala
  • Ohbijou
  • Mean Red Spiders
  • illScarlett

Virgin Festival (Toronto) Day 2

  • Broken Social Scene
  • The Raconteurs
  • The Strokes
  • Sam Roberts Band
  • Wolfmother
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Thrice
  • Zero 7
  • K’Naan
  • Matt Mays & El Torpedo
  • The Diableros
  • Jose Gonzalez
  • We Are Wolves
  • Mickey Avalon
  • MSTRKRFT
  • The Mooney Suzuki
  • Born Ruffians
  • Champion & His G-Strings

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)

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • The Who
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Gnarls Barkley
  • The Raconteurs
  • Keane (CANCELLED)
  • The Killers
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Wolfmother
  • Kasabian
  • The New Pornographers
  • Drive-By Truckers
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Brazilian Girls
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Digweed
  • Carl Cox
  • RJD2
  • 2 Many DJs
  • Tiësto (CANCELLED)
  • James Holden

Criticisms

Many have criticized Virgin Mobile for adding or removing acts from the lineup after fans have already purchased tickets. In addition, the scheduling of the acts has been a cause of complaint for many concert-goers. For example, at the 2007 Virgin Festival in Baltimore, The Smashing Pumpkins were scheduled to be on-stage during the same time-block as 311. Similarly, The Police were put on-stage during the same time block as Modest Mouse.

See also

  • Olympic Island Festival

External links

  • Official Canadian site
  • Official United States site
  • Official Virgin Group site

References

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