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April 28, 2008

The Virgin Mobile Festival lineup

This year, it's less top-heavy, with A-list acts spread out over both days.

Here's 95 percent of the lineup ...

Main Stage acts on Saturday, 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 Sunday, 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, She and Him, Stone Temple Pilots and Taking
Back Sunday.

Dance Tent acts on Saturday, Aug. 9 include, in alphabetic order, DJ
Dan & Donald Glaude Erol Alkan, Ferry Corsten, Soul Wax, Steve Lawler
and Underworld.

On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Dance Tent will feature Armin
van Buuren, Chromeo, Deadmau5, Pendulum, Moby (DJ Set) and Richie

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 6:07 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Virgin Mobile Festival


IN! Oh so in! What a lineup this year!

I cannot freaking wait. so much so that I put together a pretty amazing playlist for the festival...thought i could share it...

OK, I wasn't that thrilled with the headliners but the rest of the line-up has got me stoked. Wilco is awesome, and so is BRMC. Maybe there is room for the Kooks too?? I've always wanted to see Chuck Berry!! Given the fact he just shows up for his gigs by himself and relies on the promotor to provide a back-up band this should be good. The Silver Beats are a Japanese Beatles cover band from England. I can't wait to see this one!!!

Yawn... definitely weaker than last year, although I would go first day to see Gogol, Cope, Rod & Gabby, and Sharon Jones and Dap Kings. Moby's DJ set should bring us all back, though.

It's going to be great to see Moby DJ again. I remember seeing him spin in Baltimore at raves during the early '90s.

Looking forward to their performance

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