MGMT, Vampire Weekend, Robin Thicke Top Virgin Mobile FreeFest Lineup

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on July 29, 2013

Photo: MGMT at Firefly 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch

Columbia, Maryland -- Indie rockets Vampire Weekend, Psychadelic duo MGMT, and provocative R&B singer Robin Thicke top this morning's release of Virgin Mobile FreeFest's 2013 lineup.

They'll be joined by City and Colour, Chvrches, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, and more for the company's annual, one-day blowout. Scroll down for the full lineup and video announcement video.

As it's name suggests, the September 21 festival to take place at the Merriweather Post Pavillion is free for all festivalgoers. However, tickets still need to be registered for and claimed - a process that often leaves anxious attendees in the cold. General Admission tickets will be "on sale" Friday, August 9, at 12pm EDT via Ticketfly. To save time day of, create an account in advance and make sure to restart your browser and clear your cache if you receive an error message from heavy traffic after noon.

You may be asking yourself, why is FreeFest free when the same great artists are on other, more expensive lineups? In lieu of purchasing a ticket, festival organizers ask that each attendee donate at least $10 to youth homelessness upon entering the gates. Through this initiative, Virgin Mobile has opened the RE*Generation House, a transitional living facility for homeless youth in D.C - the home featured in the lineup announcement video below. A great lineup for a great cause, what more could you want?

Full Lineup: City and Colour, MGMT, Chvrches, Madeon, Robin Thicke, Ghost Beach, Vampire Weekend, Washed Out, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Black Joe Lewis, Gareth Emery, Little Green Cars, Manufactured Superstars, Icona Pop, Sky Ferreira, The Knocks, Congorock, and TJR.

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See Also:

Virgin FreeFest Announces 2013 Date
Photo Gallery: Vampire Weekend and MGMT at Firefly 2013
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