Virgin Festival Ontario moves to the Molson Amphitheatre!



    
    -  Festival returns to Toronto due to fan demand to make it more
       accessible!
    -  Tickets start at $39.50 and include CNE admission ($15 value!)
    -  Don't forget this is the last chance to catch Nine Inch Nails in
       Canada!
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Virgin Festival Ontario, Canada's hottest summer
music festival, announced today that its fifth and final festival of 2009 will
now take place at THE MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE at Ontario Place in Toronto, Ontario
on August 29 and 30. The switch of venue is in response to the overwhelming
response from festival-goers who have asked that this year's festival returns
to the city of Toronto.
    "Since we announced the details for Virgin Festival Ontario ticket sales
haven't been what we had hoped for," said Andrew Bridge, Director of Virgin
Festival Canada. "We asked festival-goers why and they said that although the
line-up and intended site are both awesome, they wanted the festival to return
to Toronto this year to make it easier to access. We're delighted to announce
that Virgin Festival Ontario will now take place at The Molson Amphitheatre on
August 29 and 30!"
    The line-up for Virgin Festival Ontario remains the same with two awesome
stages and a host of stellar talent! And don't forget as well as legendary
rockers BEN HARPER & RELENTLESS7 and THE PIXIES, this is the last chance to
catch the Industrial rock gods NINE INCH NAILS in Canada! In total more than
30 hot acts will rock out The Molson Amphitheatre at Ontario Place on August
29 and 30!
    Anyone who has already purchased a Virgin Festival Ontario ticket can
attend the festival - just keep a hold of your ticket(s) and bring them to The
Molson Amphitheatre at Ontario Place on August 29 and 30 to gain entry. All
the details will be available at www.virginfestival.ca/ontario.

    The Line-up!

    Legendary rockers BEN HARPER & RELENTLESS7 will co-headline day one with
alternative rock legends THE PIXIES. Joining them will be Scottish rockers
FRANZ FERDINAND; singer-songwriter PAOLO NUTINI; Brooklyn indie rockers
GRIZZLY BEAR; American rock duo MATES OF STATE; Canadian faves SLOAN; Juno
Award-winner LIGHTS; Canadian rockers THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE; and
California new wave rockers IGLU AND HARTLY. On top of that, UK-pop royal
DANIEL MERRIWEATHER and chart topping PITBULL will headline the Virgin Radio
stage with guests such as Canadian singer-songwriter ANJULIE; electro club
artists CANDY COATED KILLAHZ; progressive indie artists DOWN WITH WEBSTER; and
Toronto electro-rock duo THUNDERHEIST!
    Industrial rock gods NINE INCH NAILS will headline day two and will be
joined by English electronic dance icons PET SHOP BOYS; Juno Award-winning
band OUR LADY PEACE; American party hip hop band N.E.R.D.; American indie band
COLD WAR KIDS; Grammy Award-nominated rock band MUTEMATH; Danish rockers MEW;
Montréal indie rock band PLANTS AND ANIMALS; Quebec songstress COEUR DE
PIRATE; alt-rockers THE VON BONDIES; Norwegian electro-rock group DATAROCK;
Montréal indie rockers SILVER STARLING; and alt rockers D'URBERVILLES! Day two
on the Virgin Radio stage will be headlined by reggae fusion singer SEAN
KINGSTON. Also pumping up the volume on the Virgin Radio stage will be
Canadian R&B singer-songwriter MELANIE FIONA; electro hip hop group HYPER
CRUSH; punk rocker TROUBLE ANDREW; Electro Pop Punk locals FRITZ HELDER & THE
PHANTOMS and synth-pop specialists THE NEW CITIES.
    Keep an eye on www.virginfestival.ca/ontario for the latest information
for Virgin Festival Ontario. Fans can also keep up to date with Virgin
Festival on Twitter at www.twitter.com/virginmobilecan and on the Virgin
Festival Canada Facebook(R) fan page.

    Ticket News

    If you have already purchased a Virgin Festival Ontario ticket you are
good to go the festival - just keep hold of your ticket(s) and bring them to
The Molson Amphitheatre on August 29 and 30 to gain entry.
    Otherwise, general ticket sales will be available in person at all
Ticketmaster outlets, select Future Shop locations, online at
www.ticketmaster.ca or www.futureshop.ca and by calling (416) 870-8000
starting Saturday, August 15th at noon. Ticket information is also available
at www.virginfestival.ca/ontario.
    One day general admission pit, general admission 200 level and reserved
admission 300 level tickets are $59.50 plus $3.75 facility fee and a $1
donation to Virgin Unite (includes all sales taxes). Two-day general admission
pit, general admission 200 level and reserved 300 level tickets are $99.00
plus $7.50 facility fee and a $2 donation to Virgin Unite (includes all sales
taxes).
    One day reserved 400 level tickets are $49.50 plus $3.75 facility fee and
a $1 donation to Virgin Unite (includes all sales taxes). Two-day reserved 400
level tickets are $89.00 plus $7.50 facility fee and a $2 donation to Virgin
Unite (includes all sales taxes).
    One day lawn tickets are $39.50 plus $3.75 facility fee and a $1 donation
to Virgin Unite (includes all sales taxes).
    Festival tickets will also provide free access to the Canadian National
Exhibition and Ontario Place ($15 value!).
    Sorry, VIP tickets are sold-out!

    Can't make it to Toronto?

    If you choose not to go to the festival and had purchased a ticket for
Burl's Creek head to www.virginfestival.ca/ontario for information on getting
a full refund. Camping tickets will be automatically refunded.

    About Virgin Festival Canada

    Virgin Festival held its first Canadian festival in Toronto in 2006.
Since then it has become one of the biggest music festivals in Canada
attracting around 200,000 fans. In 2009, Virgin Festival will host five
festivals - one each in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario and
Quebec! Virgin Festival also works to raise funds for Virgin Unite - the
charitable arm of the Virgin Group that focuses on creating grass roots change
and sustainable businesses to make a real difference for people around the
world who need it most. For more information check out www.virginfestival.ca

    About Virgin Mobile

    The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 12 million
customers worldwide. As the No.1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's
mission is to be Canada's most loved mobile company. Its simpler, better deals
offer customers control, flexibility and choice to design mobile packages that
truly works for them. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest
in customer satisfaction with prepaid wireless service for four years in a
row(1) and 91% of customers would recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.
    Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with
top-up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally. Virgin Mobile
products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling
1-888-999-2321.

    
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    (1) J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2008 Canadian Wireless Customer
        Satisfaction Studies(SM). Study based on 14,932 total responses from
        consumers with prepaid wireless service. Proprietary study results
        are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in
        October 2008. www.jdpower.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Kayla Rochkin, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (416)
413-4767, kayla.rochkin@hillandknowlton.ca; Erica Faltous, Hill & Knowlton
Canada, (416) 413-4695, (416) 400-0171, erica.faltous@hillandknowlton.ca; For
information about artist interviews, please contact: Amanda Munro, Segal
Communications, (416) 775-2309, amanda.munro@segalcommuniactions.com


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