Thursday, March 22, 2007
Virgin Festival 2007 Back In Baltimore
The US Virgin Festival will take place August 4-5, 2007, right here in Baltimore, MD, again! As last year, the event will be at Pimlico Race Course.
Confirmed to play are The Police, Beastie Boys, and Smashing Pumpkins. I'm also predicting a Sutherland Brothers & Quiver comeback full on with Tim Renwick, along with Tupac pulling off a collab with Biggie, but I'm dreaming.
The best news about this so far is that the festival is expanding to two days. More acts, as well as the ticket on-sale date, are TBA.
Last years Virgin Festival at Pimlico was one day, had twenty bands, and 45,000 fans showed up.
I.M.F., a company formed by the principals of I.M.P., owners of DC's 9:30 Club, are handling promotions and plan to "[put] together the lineup that will just be A-list from start to finish, on both stages and in the dance tent."
Even Mayor Sheila Dixon got in on the Festival fever, saying "On behalf of the City of Baltimore, I'd like to say thank you to Mr. Branson and Virgin for bringing this world class event back to our city. We are excited and proud to, once again, host the Virgin Festival By Virgin Mobile and some of the music industry's biggest talent."