Virgin Mobile Freefest 2011 takes place on Saturday, September 10 at the Meriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. It runs from Saturday 15:00 UTC to Sunday 2:00 UTC.
Virgin Mobile Freefest 2011 is the third edition of an annual event. It is free but they sell tickets if festival goers do not apply for tickets early. The festival features lots of genres such us rock, indie, and electronic music.
This year Virgin Mobile Freefest line-up includes various artists. The Black Keys, deadmau5, Cut Copy, Bombay Bicycle Club, Cee Lo Green, Two Door Cinema Club, TV on the Radio, Big Sean, Patti Smith, Okkervil River, Empire of the Sun, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Alberta Cross, James Murphy, Ghostland Observatory, Calvin Harris, !!!, Porter Robinson, Eclectic Method, Teddybears perform this year at Pavilion Stage, Festival Stage (West stage) and Dance Forest (for electronica).
Fourth Quarter Comeback, Jennifer Logue, Kingsfoil, Clear For Takeoff, Run On The Sun are the five aspiring artists, voted from ten, who plays onto the Whooznxt Stage.
Virgin Mobile FreeFest is a part of Virgin Festivals held in UK (V Festival 2011), US, Canada and Australia.
Although two tropical weather systems have dumped rain on the festival site for the last two weeks, it appears the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee are slowly, and are signs for a sunny time. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group chief, will be present at the festival like every year, regardless the weather conditions. Seth Hurwitz (promoter) said the venue was in very good shape, despite of the damp weather.
Virgin Mobile FreeFest is held in a picturesque location, Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Merriweather Post Pavilion is an amphitheater located in 40 preserved acres of forest (Symphony Woods), in the Baltimore/Washington corridor off Route 29. It was initially built for National Symphony Orchestra and for forty years has hosted musical events. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Tom Jones performed at this pavilion.
Merriweather installed solar panels that power the house lights and use Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards.Recently an enormous kitchen (with cuisines from all over the world) was built that as well as a Music Pinball Arcade and award-winning sculptures.
On Virgin Mobile FreeFest website you can tune-in and listen to live hits from past headliners and live coverage from past fests.