Dylan, Stooges, Chuck Berry Join Virgin Fest Bill
Bob Dylan, Iggy & the Stooges, Paramore, Chuck Berry (backed by the Silver Beats), the Black Keys and Wilco will join previously announced headliners Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails and Stone Temple Pilots for the third annual Virgin Mobile Festival at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Aug. 9-10.
In addition to two main stages, there will be a dedicated dance tent featuring electronic music, including a Moby DJ set.
Main stage acts on Aug. 9 are, in alphabetical order, Bloc Party, Cat Power, Chuck Berry and the Silver Beats, Citizen Cope, Duffy, Foo Fighters, Gogol Bordello, Jack Johnson, KT Tunstall, Lupe Fiasco, the Offspring, Paramore, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, the Swell Season and Wilco.
On Aug. 10, the main stage acts will include the Black Keys, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bob Dylan, the Go! Team, Iggy & the Stooges, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, She & Him, the reunited Shudder To Think, Taking Back Sunday and Andrew Bird’s Bowl Of Fire.
Dance tent acts include Underworld, Moby, DJ Dan & Donald Glaude, Erol Alkan, Ferry Corsten, Soulwax, Steve Lawler, Armin van Buuren, Chromeo, Deadmau5, Pendulum and Richie Hawtin.
“People have anxiously awaited our lineup, and now everyone can see that our goal is the whoa! factor,” says Virgin Mobile Festival concert producer and I.M.P. chairman Seth Hurwitz.
Beginning May 3, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster. Two-day tickets are $175 for general admission and $450 for VIP. Single-day tickets are $97.50 for general admission and $250 for VIP. A charity contribution of $1.50 will be applied to each day’s ticket.