Sometimes, there IS a such thing as a free lunch. Or, barring that, a free day of music from some of the best acts in the world. That’s what Virgin Mobile FreeFest promises to bring to Merriweather Post Pavilion on September 25th. More importantly than that September date: you can reserve your free tickets starting this Saturday, July 25th, at 10 AM through TicketFly. The folks at Virgin have really outdone themselves — this lineup is absolutely fantastic.
MIA, LCD Soundsystem, and the reunited Pavement will bring the indie crowd. Ludacris and T.I. have hip-hop covered. Joan Jett for classic rock. Local DJ heroes Thievery Corporation will get your hips shaking, if LCD and MIA haven’t done that enough already. Add Jimmy Eat World, Matt & Kim, Yeasayer, The Temper Trap, and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, and you’ve got the mainstage covered. Still, FreeFest isn’t done: they’ve also tapped the fantastic Sleigh Bells to head the Dance Forest danceparty, along with Chromeo, Neon Indian, Die Antwoord, and Modeskeletor.
Outrageous is the word. Reserve your spot on Saturday or miss out on the best free show since — I don’t know, have you ever seen a better one?
MIA / LCD Soundsystem / Pavement / Ludacris / T.I. / Thievery Corporation / Jimmy Eat World / Matt and Kim / Yeasayer / The Temper Trap / Joan Jett / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes / Sleigh Bells / Chromeo / Neon Indian / Die Antwoord / Modeskeletor
When: September 25th
Tickets on “free” Saturday, July 25th (and if you’re into paying money, some select pavilion seating will be on sale for a measly $125 a pop)
Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion