Virgin Mobile FreeFest | MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights

On September 21 the Virgin Mobile FreeFest will return to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD boasting a lineup that includes JamBase favorites MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights and The Avett Brothers. Tickets for the nation's largest annual free music event go "on free" August 9 at 12 p.m. ET via

Joining the aforementioned bands on the bill will be main stage performers Robin Thicke, Kaskade, City and Colour, Icona Pop, CHVRCHES, The Knocks, Black Joe Lewis, Sky Ferreira and Little Green Cars as well as The Dance Forest acts Madeon, Gareth Emery, Washed Out, Manufactured Superstars, Conogorock, TJR and Ghost Beach.

The Sasha Bruce RE*Generation House homeless youth shelter in Washington, D.C. will be the primary recipient of proceeds from this year's event. Before the public on sale on Aug. 9, Virgin Mobile customers, prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers and Virgin Mobile Facebook friends and Twitter followers will get special notification of the presale, which will be held at noon (ET) Thursday, August 8. You can also purchase FREEMIUM ticket packages for guaranteed admission to the fest and swag.

[Published on: 7/29/13]

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