The Virgin Mobile FreeFest is back and this year the list of performers includes Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Robin Thicke, CHVRCHES, and Washed Out. The one-day event is scheduled to take place on September 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
But just when you think that the performers that were already confirmed was enough, they jut added a couple of more to the list. The Avett Brothers, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, City and Colour, Madeon, Ghost Beach, Black Joe Lewis, Gareth Emery, Little Green Cars, Manufactured Superstars, the Knocks, TJR, and Congorock will be rounding out the line-up.
Like the name says, the concert will be free and available for the public starting on Friday, August 9 at noon EST through Ticketfly. For those people who are customers of Virgin Mobile, they will be allowed to get their tickets an entire day early (Thursday, August 8) as well as prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers, Virgin Mobile Facebook friends and Twitter followers.
I think it might be time to become friends with Virgin Mobile on Facebook and Twitter, eh?
As for those who want more, there will be some FreeFest “Freemium” packages which will include a FreeFest t-shirt, and a souvenir cup that comes with free fountain drinks throughout the event. For those not familiar with the event’s mission, Virgin Mobile Free Fest is on the mission to end youth homelessness and by taking $10 from every “Freemium” package, it will be donated to their charity.
Thanks to the money raised during Free Fest 2011 and 2012, they were able to establish The Sasha Bruce Re* Generation House, a transitional living facility for homeless youth in Washington, D.C. In what could be a great tribute to the charity and its goals, many of the youths that stay in the facility were featured in the announcement video released; the video can be seen below.
What’s better than going to a great show and also contributing to a great cause, so if you can, do it.