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March 16, 2010

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2010: What bands would you like to see?

thirsty? virgin mobile commander in chief richard branson serves  beer at last year's Virgin Mobile FreeFestWhip out your wish lists, gang -- I want to know what bands you think will headline this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest.

In case you missed the announcement last night, yes, the festival is returning for another year at Merriweather Post Pavilion. And yes, it's going to be free again.

Since none of the bands/dates are set yet, that leaves plenty of room for speculation.

So what's your dream lineup? ...

Keep in mind, the festival is free, which means we're probably not going to see a quadruple bill of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and U2. Those caliber of acts generally don't play free festivals, unless it's for a super duper save-the-earth kinda event like Live 8. But you can bank on mid- to top-tier acts along the lines of Weezer and Blink-182.

When it comes to producing free shows like this one, the first year is usually the toughest. It can be hard to convince a band to play for free or a fraction of their usual cost.

If the first year's a hit, the musicians start talking amongst themselves about how cool it was, and it gets easier to book bands.

I've heard through the grapevine that a number of bands have already approached the promoters about performing at this year's festival.

You might laugh at me, but I'd like to see Lady Gaga. I've never seen her, but I've heard it's a freaky, fun show. Problem is, she's already performing at the Verizon Center September 7. I'm also morbidly fascinated by fellow pop sensation Ke$ha. I switch back and forth between annoyed and absorbed with her music. Hee hee.

In all seriousness, I would really like to see Pearl Jam headline. They're socially conscious enough where they just might get behind the festival, given its devotion to youth homeless charities. If memory serves, it's been a while since they've played in the area, too.

Who do you want to see headline?

(Baltimore Sun photo of Richard Branson serving beer at last year's festival by Christopher T. Assaf)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:10 AM | | Comments (163)
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Pearl Jam is a good suggestion. I second that thought.

I would love to see Rise Against..again.

They are socially consious and definately seem like the kind of band to play a free concert. And that fact they are really good doesn't hurt either.

Muse

Pearl Jam is playing Jiffy Lube Live in May. Unlikely they'd have a second area show, I'd guess.

Near the top of my wish list: Rage Against the Machine.

George Strait, Mariah Carey, Muse, the Black Eyed Peas, and Chris Sligh.

I've heard really good things about all of them.

I like Muse, but I would like to see the Beastie Boys again.

This Free Fest needs more Hold Steady.

Jack Johnson

Richie Havens, Joan Baez, The Who, Shanana, and Jimi Hendrix, among others.

wait.....s%^*.

I agree with Pearl Jam (sounded fabulous on SNL). I'd love to see Tom Morello or David Byrne (played there 20+ yrs ago when in TH) again.

It would be great if a nod were given to Bmore bands Beach House, Wye Oak or J. Roddy Walston & The Business as part of the supporting line up.

Courtney,

I'll second the local angle. I believe Dan Deacon is really the only Baltimore-based musician to ever perform at any Virgin Festival. J-Roddy, Beach House, Wye Oak would all be great.

Pearl Jam is a great idea. They headlined Virgin Fest in Canada last year, so it's not all that farfetched of an idea. And since it costs nearly $100 for their tickets these days I'd welcome the chance to see them for (almost) free.

How about Bad Religion or Social Distortion? I'd be all about that.

For the local angle, Rodney Henry and the Glenmont Popes would be dope.

Sasha and Digweed at the DJ Stage this year!

WEEN

If you wanna split hairs, HR from Bad Brains is living in Baltimore (No, seriously. That was him. Not just a bum you saw on the last corner.), as well as Cappadonna from WuTang. They both played the last VF at Pimlico.

Violent Femmes - they play lots of free shows
Bad Religion - always kick ass live and could add some punk to the show
The Breeders - back putting out albums and were always great at festivals in the 90's
Sleigh Bells - Their demo is awesome and has been making the rounds. Should round out the hipster contingent along with someone local...Dan Deacon is the most visible and obvious but there are plenty of Bmore upstart bands getting big.
Maybe someone jammy like Les Claypool and whatever project he is doing now.

Dammit now the more I think about this the more I want to make some new playlists.

WILCO would be decent for one of the headliners...perhaps the black keys on the lineup as well, or maybe bloc party, and delta spirit earlier in the day

Broken Bells
The Dead Weather
Local Natives
Vampire Weekend
The Roots
LCD Soundsystem
Free Energy
Pretty Lights
BEASTIE BOYS

And having been to every V-Fest in Maryland my favorites were Girl Talk and Franz Ferdinand from last year. Bloc Party, The Raconteurs, Wilco, Gnarles Barkley, and Rodrigo y Gabriela

LCD Soundsystem put on my favorite set of any Virgin Fest so far. They've got a new album in the pipes, too. Bring 'em back, I say! Bring 'em back!

The Avett Brothers, Clutch, Tortured Soul, Built to Spill, Them Crooked Vultures....

Soundgarden reunion.

Bad Religion
The HOLD STEADY
Gaslight Anthem

The first thing I said right after last year's show was "next year Muse needs to headline." I'm sticking with that! Beastie Boys would be amazing too, they pulled out of All Points West last year so I missed them. Another appearance by Tom Delonge with Angels and Airwaves would be cool but he'll be in Europe so that's probably a no. Props to Tyler for listing Free Energy, they would be perfect to see at a festival like this too. It would be awesome if JET came back again, I've seen them a couple times including last year at Freefest, but I really doubt that would happen.

Animal Collective would make sense for a number of reasons.

LMFAO
Rise Against
Avenged Sevenfold
A Day to Remember

KASABIAN

50 Cent, Three Doors Down, and Kid Rock.

KID ROCK!!!!!!

Geez... you'd think Pearl Jam would've already signed up to play at MPP.. as should've KOL, Tom Petty and a host of other bands. REMEMBER, EVERYONE that MPP is an independently owned venue, who uses ticketfly instead of ticketmaster, and who still blows off service charges if you buy tix at the venue. Totally fan-friendly, and should be supported regardless.

Michael Jackson

How about...Hole!

You cna sratch PJ and JJ off the postentials. PJ is at the Lube in May, and JJ jus tannounced MP later in the summer.

Soundgarden is assured. Chris Cornnel plays IMP shows almost exclusively around here. I see Green Day as the headliner since they would be in the middle of a pavillion run at VFest time and always play IMP shows.

third eye blind, the killers and coldplay would be some really solid bands

BA.....you're so clever!

MUSE

Gogol Bordello!!

Speaking of the Beasties, does anyone know anything about MCA's cancer diagnosis? Nothing has come out sice the announcement was made last Summer.

N.E.R.D.
GIRL TALK
KID CUDI
LMFAO
ASHER ROTH
CITIZEN COPE
SLIGHTLY STOOPID
BADFISH
WALE
DRAKE
PASSION PIT

B.O.B!!!!!

Weezer was beyond awesome last year, but I doubt we'd get lucky enough to see them twice in a row.


Muse and Pearl Jam to headline
and Matt and Kim because i love them.

Some good blues like;
Taj Mahal
Keb Moe
Or:
Allehandro Escaveda

Muse....best damn band on this planet

Bad Religion
Rise Against
Bring Me the Horizon
Muse
Cage the Elephant
NERD
Billy Idol
Flogging Molly
Da Vinci's Notebook
Tegan & Sara

I loved this show last year, except Blink. I'd rather gouge my ears out than listen to Tom and whathisface talk about each other's balls and moms for an hour. That show sucked, I don't know how the drummer puts up with them.

I'd like to see Social D, The Bravery (again), Green Day, A Fine Frenzy, The Roots, Gnarls Barkley, Joss Stone, The Transplants, Wolfmother, Muse, Bad Brains, Glenmont Popes (excellent idea above!), and something funky that makes me wanna shake my ass, watch myself, shake my ass, show you what I'm workin with.

Never Shout Never

Animal Collective is a local Baltimore group and it would be nice to see them play. Gorillaz's new album Plastic Beach is pretty good. I'd love to see them play. Iggy Pop was by far the best performer two years back but Jack Johnson was pretty damn good. I'd also like to see Passion Pit, Thom Yorke, LMFAO. Discovery, and Ziggy Marley.
I'm not really expecting any repeat acts from last year.

We need some more Baltimore natives to play Virgin Fest... Charm City Devils!

passion pit
camera obscura
Phoenix
against me!
MoZella
REGINA SPEKTOR!!!!

LADY GAGA!
Matt & Kim
Vampire Weekend
Passion Pit
Owl City

Y'all said it once before, but it bears repeating:

Lady Gaga
Muse
The Hold Steady
Avett Brothers!!!
Matt & Kim!!!
Passion Pit
J. Roddy!!!
Wye Oak

Also, if Owl City is there, this could be the first V-Fest in Baltimore I DON'T go to. Just sayin'...

Faith No More

MUSE....MUSE......MUSE!!!!!!!

Flyleaf, Paramore, Kings of Leon, Silversun Pickups and Lady Gaga

I would like to see eminem he is a big shot so he might not go for it also ke$ha, rise against, kid cudi, Hollywood undead, 3oh!3, LMFAO !!!!!!!!!

I not only want Soungdarden to be there desperately, I really think they have a great shot at headlining the festival. They're gonna tour sometime this year (probably after Pearl Jam is done their shorter tour for Matt Cameron's sake), so why not Virgin Fest in August at Merriweather? It'd be PERFECT

How about some local talent like an up and coming rock band playing around Baltimore called Lost Lives????

Rage Against the Machine doing a stateside show would be phenomenal! If not, bring back Red Hot Chilli Peppers or Foo Fighters.

For the rest of the show I just ask to build energy through the day instead of the roller coaster we had for the last few years. Schedule the acts according to their energy level, not the size of their name. Don't sandwich Bob Dylan between hip-hop and put Girl Talk between acoustic and prog/mainstream-indie rock.

Marshall Crenshaw
Pat Travers
Sonia Dada
Little Feat
Nils Lofgrin
Lewis Black
Buck Cherry
Boz Scaggs
Counting Crows
George Thorogood

311, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, Muse, Alien Ant Farm, Paramore, Kings of Leon, NERD, Dashboard Confessional, Coldplay

Nickelback!!!!!!!!!!

Fist pump!

I Fight Dragons
Blue October
Crosby Stills & Nash
Rachel Yamagata
Killswitch Engage
Lacuna Coil

Paul McCartney & Wings (i wouldn't underestimate them, SAME WITH SPRINGSTEEN!)
Franz Ferdinand
Ben Folds
Wale
Bossman
The Bravery

DAFT PUNK

Dream would include:
Rage Against the Machine
Alice in Chains
Soundgarden and Faith No More

but probably more along these lines:
Muse
Kings of Leon
The Strokes
The All-American Rejects
Rise Against
Atreyu
The RedJumpSuit Apparatus
Silversun Pickups
Rev Theory

NO DOUBT! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!

Sublime.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
She&Him.
LADY GAGA DUH.
Fun.
Cypress Hill.
The Roots.
Reel Big Fish.
STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO!!!

MAN MAN!!!!!!
Gogol Bordello
Dan Deacon
Vampire Weekend
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Dead Weather
Tenacious D
Illinois
Red Hot Chili Peppers if they go on tour
Infected Mushroom
MSTRKRFT
Daft Punk
The Flaming Lips

Flogging Molly
Neet to Breathe
Incubus
Third Eye Blind
311
Oasis
Cage the Elephant
Jet again again again

Faith No More
System of a Down

Massive Attack
Thievery Corporation

Prodigy
Deep Dish

Gorillas
La Roux

Snoop Dogg & Dr Dre Performing "The Chronic" from start to finish
GZA
MF Doom
The Clipse

Megadeth

The Kooks, M.I.A., Passion Pit, Third Eye Blind, Train, Paper Route, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Kate Nash.....

The highlight of last year was seeing the world famous Pete Tong on the DJ stage. Do you know who I want to see at the DJ Stage this year? The Chemical Brothers and Moby. Sam, make it happen.

DIO
Rage Against The Machine
Dinosaur Jr.
Alice In Chains
Slightly Stoopid
Ben Harper
Minor Threat
The Darkness
Burning Spear
Eek-a-mouse

MGMT
Muse
Flaming Lips
Dead Weather
Them Crooked Vultures
Cake
Vampire Weekend
Coldplay

AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!AGAINST ME!!

yeah Against Me! would be a good choice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu3orngx3mE&feature=related
tell me you don't want this kind of energy at Vfest?

Against Me ! has enough of a Baltimore connection that it could happen...Jordan grew up in Pikesville....

idk if you know this but they only play Sh#tstroll in Baltimore. Although they didn't play it at warped tour 08 which was also at Merriweather

Hell, their first album was put out by Baltimore anarchists.

so its decided Against Me! will play Virgin Free Fest

(suggestions...i dont expect them ALLL to play hah which would be insanneee)

Coheed and Cambria
Butch Walker
The Ataris
Andrew WK (full band)
Sublime with Rome
Something Corporate
Trey Anastasio (or Phish)
Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)
Flaming Lips
Ween
Ben Folds

NO HOT TOPIC CRAP PLEASE!! (i.e. Owl City, kesha, lil wayne, 30h3, cobra starship, all time low, etc)

also, if you make it 18+ it would be alot better

It would be really easy to get some headliners from the virgin records family. I would love to see Lenny Kravitz, Gorrillaz, Massive Attack, Ben Harper, We Are Scientists, Katy Perry and many more!

Janelle Monae
Phoenix
daft punk
lady gaga
the Strokes
kings of Leon
jamiroquai
lady gaga
nerd
muse
mia
311
Wale

Wilco
Vampire Weekend
Third Eye Blind
Ben Harper
Spoon

She & Him
Lykke Li
Avett Brothers
The Strokes
Regina Spektor
Grizzly Bear

O.A.R.
Fountains of Wayne
Kaiser Chiefs

We need a decent PUNK band:
BAD RELIGION
Against Me
Rancid
Propagandhi

Other bands I'd like to see:
Kings of Leon
Mighty Mighty Bosstones (again)
Weezer (again)
Transplants (new album this year)
Metallica
Motley Crue
The Who
Linkin Park
Foo Fighters
Jimmy Eat World
Disturbed
George Thorogood

The Beastie Boys did a surprise show at Rams Head live last year and i heard they were horrible.


Really Propagandhi, if you knew anything about the band you know they are never going to play this

BAD RELIGION
NOFX
Built To Spill
Dinosaur Jr.
Dinosaur Jr.
Alice In Chains
Earth
Slightly Stoopid
Blur
Rage Against The Machine
MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS MEAN JEANS
and MEAN JEANS

I would LOVE to see Vampire Weekend and Broken Bells at Free Fest this year!!!

If LADY GAGA is there... I'd be so "happy I could die." CHEESY, I know... but I love her! Not gonna lie Ke$ha would also be sweet to jam to.

Matt & Kim
Passion Pit
Saves the Day
Vampire Weekend
Gym Class Heroes
Rise Against
Daft Punk
Owl City
Lupe Fiasco
Drake
The Bay State
Coheed & Cambria
Dance Gavin Dance
Train
LMFAO
Young Money
Jay Sean
John Mayer
Imogen Heap
Robin Thicke... mmm Robin Thicke!

JACK JOHNSON

RISE AGAINST

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

MGMT

SIGUR ROS

I would like to see
Kings of Leon
Say Anything
Passion Pit
OK Go

Newer Bands:
Foo Fighters
Switchfoot
Flogging Molly
Daft Punk
Vampire Weekend
John Mayer
Jimmy Eat World
Them Crooked Vultures
The White Stripes
Third Eye Blind
The Strokes
Gorillaz
Broken Bells
Muse
Jack Johnson
Blink 182
Cut Copy
The Bravery
The Offspring
Air
30 Seconds to Mars
Mute Math
Owl City
Eve 6
Franz Ferdinand
Wilco
The Hold Steady
Passion Pit
Iglu & Hartly

Older Bands:
David Bowie
Ringo Starr
Paul McCartney
The Who
Rodger Waters
U2
The Rolling Stones
Elvis Costello
The Moody Blues

and then I would wake up and wish the world as perfect as my dreams.

How about a Bush Reunion

Thriving Ivory
Langhorne Slim
Frightened Rabbit
April Smith and the Great Picture Show
The Hold Steady
Shiny Toy Guns
Angels and Airwaves
Kate Nash
Doves

Muse
Blink 182
Pearl Jam
Gaslight Anthem
Streetlight Manifesto
Foo fighters
Jet (was great last year and I would like to see them again)

Also OAR

Paul McCartney and Wings or Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Franz Ferdinand
Arctic Monkeys
Mika
Kenney Chesney (?)
Sugar Ray
Vampire Weekend
Train
LMFAO
Matt & Kim
Journey
Beastie Boys?

DON'T UNDERESTIMATE ANYONE!

The Avett Brothers
Kings Of Leon
Blink 182
Weezer

hold steady AGAIN!!
MGMT
Lcd soundsystem
Public image ltd
gaslight anthem
black keys AGAIN!
Street sweeper social club
white stripes
or
the dead weather
or
the raconteurs
LOU REED
PATTI SMITH!
WHats left of
sublime With a guest singer
DROPKICK MURPHYS
NOFX
jeff beck
KID CUDI!
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST
RAG AGAINST THE MACHINE!

MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES!

The Strokes! They're on tour this summer and they have a gap in their schedule at the end of August so it is VERY possible.

MATT AND KIMMM

Jack Johnson
George Strait
Keith Urban
Mute Math
The Killers
Third Eye Blind
Slightly Stoopid

ahh I have so many suggestions!!
But either way, I'm definately going!

animal collective
beach house
real estate
why?
akron/family
atlas sound
dan deacon
dirty projectors
fleet foxes
matt and kim
of montreal
panda bear
portugal the man
passion pit
sleigh bells
wolf parade

mgmt
coldplay
lady gaga
drake
daft punk
pearl jam
foo fighters
jimmy eat world
oar
flogging molly
sam adams
blink 182
jimmy haha
i would like to see more native bands play early in the day and i know alot of bands on my list are wishful thinking but at least some would be awesome.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Coheed & Cambria

Soundgarden

Bad Religion

Alice In Chains

Lynyrd Skynyrd

AFI

Metallica

Honestly, I would absolutely love if Lady Gaga was there.

p jam
Passion Pit
Daft Punk
Vampire Weekend
kid cudi

THE OFFSPRING

THE STROKES. Only band I need to play at Virgin Fest for me to attend.

Pearl Jam or 3 DOORS DOWN FOR SURE!!!

I would like to see linkin park and soundgarden play this years festival.also flyleaf and rancid and snoop dog and heart I have a huge wish list but that is some of the list.

I would love to see D.A.N.K, I've recently become a fan of them and would love to see them in person. They aren't to known, but have a sound a lot like Wiz Khalifa who performed last year.

any of these bands would be HUGE!

Local Natives
MGMT
The Hold Steady
The National
LCD Soundsystem
Surfer Blood
Broken Social Scene
The Dead Weather
Titus Andronicus
Four Tet
Pavement

Foxy Shazam
Justice
Rage Against the Machine
Slightly Stoopid
Reel Big Fish
Them Crooked Vultures
The Wu-Tang Clan
Can't Hang
Sublime
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Dropkick Murphys
Led Zeppelin
Blink-182
Bad Rabbits
Gorrilaz
Black Star
Atmosphere
Aesop Rock
Third Eye Blind!
Bass Hunter
Lambic
Afroman
Foxy Shazam (I repeat)
Peach Pie
Copious Octopi
Stevie Wonder
NaS
Method Man
The Sword
WOLFMOTHER WITH THE NEW ALBUM
-Any or all of these bands would be AWESOME!

THE MIGHTY (CLUTCH) SHRINE BUILDER THE BAKERTON GROUP MOTORHEAD PROBOT GOVT MULE TOOL DOWN ECT.....HEAVY DOOM

DJ JAZZY JEFF PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

blink 182, sum 41, a fine frenzy, beastie boys, matt and kim, mika, passion pit, three door cinema club any of those would be great!

Muse would make my life. <3

i would love to see the all american rejects.

Rage Against the Machine
Street Sweeper Social Club
The Night Watchman
(Whichever one Morrello is supporting at the time)
Saul Williams
Does It Offend You Yeah
Third Eye Blind
Gorrillaz
Girl Talk
The Roots

Love to see-
Citizen Cope
Gin Wigmore
Decemberists
Red Clay Halo

WEEZER again, hopefully they won't be tired of maryland by then
The Used
Otep

the BEASTIE BOYS but of course... that would be the BEST headliner band EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reel big fish. Rage against machine. Buckethead. Ben folds. Korn. Wale.

I'd like to see

Goo goo dolls
Counting crows
Ben Folds Five
Cake (they played for free at balt performing arts fest. last year)
red hot chili peppers
Muse

JACK JOHNSON!!!!

the Hives; best live band in the world

Empire of The Sun

definantly muse
rise against
the used
blink 182
vampire weekend
jack johnson
a fine frenzy
reel big fish
streetlight manifesto
third eye blind

regina spektor
ingrid michaelson
beastie boys
foo fighters
paramore
angel taylor
kate nash
weezer
decemberists
sublime
the offspring
alpha rev

kings of leon
the black keys

Lady Gaga
Blink-182
Drake
Usher
lil wayne

I would LOVE to see Angels and Airwaves perform

Well Muse isn't playing as they have a date that night

Guesses:
Pavement - I think this one is definite
Lcd Soundsystem
Arcade Fire

Please Bring Back the National, they were a highlight for me last year

Also Animal Collective
Passion Pit
Los Campesinos!
Beach House
Bloc Party
Dead Weather

Just to name a few, But I'm sure you'll pick some good ones.

no Pearl Jam Please, Pearl Jam is wayyyy to overrated. They probably wouldn't play at a free fest anyways.

But I would love to see Rise Against or Wilco, because they would be more likely to play at a free fest

I heard the CHillie Peppers came a few years ago... it would be more than AMAZING if they could come around again :)

Stone Temple Pilots
Soundgarden
Three Days Grace
Rise Against
Papa Roach
30 Seconds To Mars

Modest Mouse
Matt & Kim
The Wombats
The B-52's
Regina Spektor
White Denim
Coldplay
MGMT
Daft Punk

Angels and Airwaves.

Violent Femmes would be awesome, but they broke up a couple of years ago. Gordon Gano of the Femmes has his own band now, Gordon Gano and the Ryans and I saw them a few months ago and they are aweome, and they "cover" femmes songs too, Taking Back Sunday would be awesome again this year, Angel and Airwaves, Panic at the Disco, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, I bet Richard could convince U2 to come too. I plan on taking my teenage son and a few of his friends again this year.

SHINY TOY GUNS
KE$HA
THE BRAVERY
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
LA ROUX
SHINY TOY GUNS!!
BLACK KIDS
GOLDFRAPP
METRIC
MUSE
NEW YOUNG PONY CLUB
PARAMORE
PHOENIX
THE TING TINGS
WHITE LIES
REALITY SUITE
SHINY TOY GUNS!!

Massive Attack
Faith no More
Murder By Death
seawolf
calexico
explosions in the sky
thursday
mogwai
the cure

BLINK-182
MGMT
Foo Fighters
Weezer
BLINK -182

Virgin Fest will be @ Merriweather on Saturday 9/25. Pollstar has revealed 1 band in the line-up so far. Brace yourself.........Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

LAME!!!

surriously. jjatb at v-fest is stoopit. jjatb were relevant never.

No doubt about it jethro! Who's next - J. Geils Band?!

What bands would you like to see at ________ is like asking people on Dining@Large, "Where is a good crab cake?" It's Hitsville.

I'd like to see Carolina Liars!

@~╥╥☺◄TerrierGirl -- How dare you imply that Midnight Sun would stoop so low as to publish a post simply with the intention of garnering clickage. We are shocked and appalled.

THE DEAD WEATHER!!!
Massive Attack
Friendly Fires
Metric
Gorillaz
Muse
The XX
Basement Jaxx
Artic Monkeys
Noisettes
Hot Chip
Janelle Monae
OK GO
Peter Bjorn and John
Sissor Sisters

Paul McCartney and Wings or Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Franz Ferdinand
Hanson
Fastball
Sugar Ray
Blondie
Journey

classic rock and alternative is the way to go this year

bullet for my valentine definatly

If I had to choose from any band, it would be Flobots without a doubt or second thought. I would go if it was just them and a random street performer with a harmonica on the other stage

Gorillaz would be up there in suggestions.

Muse would be my next choice.

In terms of "rising artists" Christina Perri seems like a good choice.

Jet should come back.

Many more but let's not be selfish (Green Day probably will not show, and I am seeing them elsewhere anyway. If they did, that would be awesome)


I know at this point this post is just racking up comments, and is probably being ignored, but when does more info come out about the FreeFest. On-sale date, lineup, etc?

Bring Me The Horizon and/or Black Veil Brides!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3<3<3<3

Okkervil River
Decemberists
Heartless Bastards
Snow Patrol

i would love skillet!!!

The lineup has been announced, everybody:

http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/midnight_sun/blog/2010/07/2010_virgin_mobile_freefest_li.html

If I was to attend a festival in the States, I would like to see at least the following:

Metallica
30 Seconds to Mars
Christina Aguilera
Madonna
U2
Dave Matthews Band

so who gave the best performance?

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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