Virgin Festival Toronto Announced!

Toronto concertgoers the first in Canada to experience the return of the Smashing Pumpkins

Following the success of Virgin Mobile Canada’s first Virgin Festival, year two promises to be bigger and better – with eight major acts now confirmed to perform on Toronto Island on September 8th and 9th. The Smashing Pumpkins will be headlining the show in their first stop in Canada since November, 2000 and Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk will close the show on day one of the festival.

Rounding out the bill of headliners are The Killers, already confirmed to play Vancouver’s Virgin Festival in May, Interpol, Tokyo Police Club, Jamie T., Paolo Nutini and Amy Winehouse. These artists mark the first eight acts of more than 35 artists that are expected to perform on three stages over the course of the weekend.

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Ticket Availability:
Tickets for Virgin Festival Toronto are available beginning Saturday March 24th at 10:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets,, Rotate This, Soundscapes, and by calling (416) 870-8000. Ticket information is also available at: or Two-day tickets are $125.00 (including all sales taxes), plus $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $12 for the ferry to and from Toronto Island.

A limited amount of early bird tickets are available through 102.1 The Edge Inside Edge presale and through NOW Magazine by signing up for their free newsletter at beginning Tuesday, March 20th at 10:00 a.m. and ending Friday March 23rd at 5:00 p.m. The early bird price features a special two-day pass for $115.00 (including all sales taxes), plus $1.00 for Virgin Unite and $12 for the ferry to and from Toronto Island.

The Better Side to the Festival:

A Good Cause – Virgin Mobile’s Virgin Festival expects to raise more than $100,000 for Virgin Unite from the two shows this year. This will be made up of a donation from ticket sales and from on-site fundraising. Virgin Unite is the independent charitable arm of the Virgin Group, created to unite people and Virgin’s global resources to make a difference. Virgin Unite works on a range of programs across the globe with a special focus on youth-related issues and HIV.

Carbon Neutral – Supporting Virgin Group’s ongoing commitment to attacking the causes of global warming, Virgin Festival is aiming to be a carbon-neutral event. Virgin Festival will:
– Provide recycling on-site
– Use biodegradable food and drink containers
– Leverage green energy sources, where possible, to power the music festival
– Purchase of carbon offsets for energy used
– Make a commitment to planting trees to ensure future carbon reduction

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