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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Back to the Future - Virgin Festival Ontario Resurrects 1990

At long last the lineup for the Ontario edition of the 2009 Virgin Music Fest was announced today. The two-day festival, this year will take place in Burl’s Creek Park near Barrie ON on August 29th and 30th. Nine Inch Nails will top a list of headliners that also includes Franz Ferdinand, Grizzly Bear, Pet Shop Boys, Sloan, Our Lady Peace, Ben Harper & Relentless7 and the Pixies. (I suspect Counting Crows may have all ready been booked elsewhere) In fairness it is exciting to see Grizzly Bear and the Rural Alberta Advantage on the ticket.

Tickets go on sale Saturday (July 18th) at noon through Ticketmaster and the Future Shop, with weekend passes going for $99 and VIP weekend passes for $275.

For more information about the passes, transportation to the site and other Virgin Festival business, you can visit the festivals website.

More acts are expected to be announced as the date approaches, but here is the initial lineup for Virgin Festival Ontario:

August 29:

Ben Harper & Relentless 7
Franz Ferdinand
Paolo Nutini
Grizzly Bear
Mates Of State
Plants and Animals
Down With Webster
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Iglu And Hartly
Candy Coated Killahz

August 30:

Nine Inch Nails
Pet Shop Boys
Our Lady Peace
Cold War Kids
Coeur De Pirate
The Von Bondies
Hyper Crush
Trouble Andrew
Silver Starling
The D'Urbervilles
Sean Kingston
Melonie Fiona
The New Cities


Barbara Bruederlin said...

Pixies, Grizzly Bear, and Rural Alberta Advantage? I'll trade you Pearl Jam and Billy Talent. That's who we are getting for Calgary V Fest this year.

It's enough to make one take out membership in the wankers' club.

amityb said...

What a beautiful song (+ vid), is it just me or does it seem like 80% of the best indie rock bands have been coming out of eastern Canada over the past five years?