Virgin Festival Vancouver Announced!

Virgin Festival Gets Ready To Rock Vancouver and Toronto in ‘07

Vancouver, BC/Toronto, ON – (January 26, 2007) Richard Branson’s Virgin Mobile announced today that the entertainment extravaganza – Virgin Festival – will play in two Canadian cities in 2007, making this summer one of the best for live music ever.

The summer season will kick off with Virgin Festival taking over Vancouver’s Thunderbird Stadium situated on the University British Columbia Campus on May 20-21. Presenting an incredible line-up of more than 30 must-see artists over the two days on two different stages, the confirmed line-up now includes:

n       Sunday, May 20
o        My Chemical Romance – Celebrating their smash album “The Black Parade”, it’s the  long-awaited return visit to Vancouver since their 2005 performance
o        Billy Talent – Canadian born and back for a repeat performance after playing to 9,000 fans at Pacific Coliseum last week
o        Muse – the UK sensation that recently sold out three straight shows at Wembley Stadium in London

n       Monday, May 21
o        The Killers — Make their hotly anticipated sole Vancouver stop on their “Sam’s Town” tour
o        AFI – recorded an astounding 30 million spins on MySpace
o        Hot Hot Heat – Victoria’s own

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

While the expansion of the Virgin Mobile Virgin Festival is exciting news for the West Coast, Toronto will be getting ready to rock for the second year running. The music event of the summer will take pole position near the end of the summer on September 8-9 and this year’s feature line-up will make music aficionados’ mouths water. The Festival will return to what is surely one of the most beautiful and unique festival locations in the world – Toronto Island Park. Details on the line-up can be expected in early spring.

“No matter how you like your music, nothing beats a live experience, so it’s great to be announcing two Virgin Mobile Virgin Festivals for Canada in 2007,” said Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group of Companies. ”Adding Vancouver to the list of host cities was an obvious choice given the wonderful lifestyle and the obvious love of music by Vancouverites.” Tickets for the Virgin Festival Vancouver are available Saturday February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.ca or by calling (604) 280-4444. Ticket information is also available at: virginfestival.ca or virginmobile.ca. One-day tickets are $39.93 plus $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $2.25 facility fee (includes all sales taxes).

A limited amount of early bird tickets are available through 99.3 The Fox by signing up to become a Fox Rocks Club Member at www.cfox.com, and through The Georgia Straight by signing up for their free newsletter at www.straight.com beginning Monday January 29th at 10am and finishing Friday February 2nd at 5:00 pm. The early bird price is $29.93 plus $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $2.25 facility fee (includes all sales taxes). For additional information about Virgin Festival, please visit www.virginfestival.ca.

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