Presented by Kyocera, the second annual Virgin Mobile FreeFest will take place about a month later than last year’s August date, as organizers announce this year’s event is set for Sept. 25. As to location, it’s the same as last year – Merriweather Post Pavilion in Colombia, Md.
Last year’s festival resulted in fans grabbing 35,000 free tickets within 20 minutes. However, ticketing wasn’t limited to first-come first-served concertgoers as the FreeFest provided several opportunities for fans to “earn” their free tickets through various public service projects.
Weezer, Blink-182, Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, Girl Talk and The National were among the acts last August. While organizers haven’t even hinted at any bands or artists for this year’s blowout, they’re promising big names.
“At this point, we’re just narrowing it down to finalists we consider to be the most relevant acts out there,” said I.M.P. chairman and concert producer Seth Hurwitz. “This is not your typical format, with a big headliner closing after smaller acts leading up. It will be A-list from opening to closing. It has to be that good. The culture of the Virgin brand expects nothing less.”
Organizers said they will release the lineup as well as ticket information “soon.” In the meantime, check out the festival’s website by clicking here.