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August 28, 2009

Virgin Mobile FreeFest schedule announced

blink-182Here's the schedule for the Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which comes to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sunday:

Pavilion Stage
Mates of State: 1:30-2:25 p.m.
Taking Back Sunday: 2:50-4 p.m.
Jet: 4:20-5:30 p.m.
The Bravery: 6-7:15 p.m.
Weezer: 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Blink-182 : 9:15-10:45 p.m.

West Stage
Sundays Roulette: 11:15-11:45 a.m.
The Birthday Massacre: noon-12:30 p.m.
St. Vincent: 12:45-1:35 p.m.
Wale: 2-3 p.m.
The Hold Steady: 3:35-4:45 p.m.
Public Enemy: 5:15-6:30
The National: 6:50-7:50 p.m.
Girl Talk: 8:10-9:20 p.m.
Franz Ferdinand: 9:50-11 p.m.

Dance Stage
Holy F*ck: 1-2:30 p.m.
Lee Burridge: 2:45-5:30 p.m.
Danny Howells: 5:30-8:15 p.m.
Pete Tong: 8:15-11 p.m. 

I'll be seeing Mates of State, St. Vincent, The Hold Steady, the second half of Jet's set, Public Enemy, Weezer and Blink.

What about you?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:03 AM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Virgin Mobile Festival


I won't be getting there until 2pm. Hold Steady, what's left of Jet's set, The Bravery, and I think i'm out. BTW: I need "1", anybody got an extra spare?

Is the Pavilion stage in the Amphitheater??? I sure hope not... I am in no way "sitting" in the seats or sitting on the lawn to watch Blink182 and Weezer. Merriweather will be in a lot of trouble if this is the case because that was how it was for HFstival back in the day and it sucked because everyone was SOOOOO far away!!!

Wale, Jet, Public Enemy, first part of Weezer, Girl Talk, Blink

Yes, Pavilion Stage = Merriweather's main stage. Not sure the last time you went, Adelphi, but the orchestra area right in front of the stage is general admission and doesn't have seating. I don't think Merriweather's "in a lot of trouble" seeings how 35,000 people will be there!

Awesome... the only two bands I want to see, Franz and Blink, are playing at the same time.
I want to check out the national and weezer too, so doesn't look like I need to make my way over there until the evening.

I know there is a pit but I was implying crowd control within the orchestra pit. Let's assume half the crowd goes to see Blink, and a lot of people want to be close. I envision a lot of crying misserable injured preteen boys and girls within the crowd of 15000+

Holy F*ck -> Wale -> Lunch -> Jet -> Public f'n Enemy! -> Danny Howells -> Weezer for a few -> GIRL TALK!!! -> Blink -> end of Franz. Looks like the only complete set I am sure of is Girl Talk.

BTW if you've been under a rock (but obviously not underground) for the last 3 years go to and download Girl Talk's album. Pay what you want (if anything). This guys moves a crowd like nothing I've ever seen. This coming from a DJ and music lover that has been everything from the Misfits at CBGB's to Fatboy Slim at Cream Fields. Seriously do not miss him!!!

Yeah, I interviewed Gregg Gillis (Girl Talk) about a year ago. He's a really smart guy who has really struck gold with these never-ending streams of samples.

HERE COME THE DRUMS! PE in the house.Hold on Merriweather da brotha gonna work out!

I'm gonna get there early for The Birthday Massacre, Holy Fuck and P.E.
Then I'm gonna crush it with Pete Tong. All Gone!!!!

This is an awesome line-up! Can't wait for The National! Can anyone tell me about a new $10 120 minute offer virgin are offering..? A friend was telling me about it, but she said it might only be offered to "welfare candidates"..? I'm a student and the deal sounds great. I'm keen to get it, but just need a bit more info... Enjoy Freefest!

If you still need tix, check Ticketmaster as they put more on sale today.

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