Virgin Festival BC announces six more red-hot acts including day one headliner - THE ROOTS!

    18 stellar acts now announced for Virgin Festival's return to
    British Columbia

    BURNABY, BC, June 25 /CNW/ - Woo-hoo! Canada's hottest summer music
festival, Virgin Festival, added six more hot acts for its second Virgin
Festival BC! Which, if you need reminding, all goes down at DEER LAKE PARK on
JULY 25 & 26, 2009 to an expected throng of more than 20,000 music lovers!
    Joining the already sizzling Saturday line-up are day one headliners and
Grammy Award winners THE ROOTS, Juno Award winners BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE and
singer-songwriter CHRIS VELAN. Artists already announced for day one of Virgin
Festival BC are Canadian rockers OUR LADY PEACE, Grammy Award-winning
electrorockers MUTEMATH, Canadian hip hop artist K-OS, punk rockers
SPINNERETTE and Montréal based indie rockers PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
    For the Sunday line-up new additions are new wave rockers METRIC,
songstress CARLY RAE JEPSEN and soulful up-and-comers EDWARD SHARPE & THE
MAGNETIC ZEROS. Artists already announced for the Sunday are day two headliner
and Grammy Award-winning guitar legend BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7, legendary
alt-rockers SONIC YOUTH, JARVIS COCKER of Britpop group Pulp fame, hip-hop
trio DE LA SOUL, English indie rockers GOMEZ, garage rockers AWESOME COLOR and
Welsh alt-rockers FUTURE OF THE LEFT. More hot talent will be announced
    "What a line up! Six more sizzling hot acts including The Roots and
Metric means Virgin Festival BC is gonna be hard to beat!" said Andrew Bridge,
Director of Virgin Festivals. "So make sure you grab your tickets now before
BC's ultimate summer festival sells out!"
    Keep an eye on for the latest breaking news and
line-up announcements for all Canadian Virgin Festivals. Fans can also keep up
to date with Virgin Festival on Twitter at and
on the Virgin Festival Canada Facebook(R) fan page.

    Ticket News

    General ticket sales for two-day, one-day and VIP Weekend are available
in person at all Ticketmaster outlets, select Future Shop locations, online at, or and by calling (604) 280-4444.
Ticket information is also available at Two-day tickets
are $135.00 plus $5 facility fee and a $2 donation to Virgin Unite (includes
all sales taxes). One-day tickets are $72.50 plus $2.50 facility fee and a $1
donation to Virgin Unite (includes all sales taxes).
    Want to put some VIP into your Virgin Festival experience? Kick it up a
notch and party like a rock star in the Louder Lounge. This exclusive VIP area
is stuffed with comfy lounge chairs, cabanas, drinks and food to keep you
relaxed and fueled up. Plus, you never know who you might rub shoulders with.
VIPs also get a front of the line entrance to the Festival, shorter washroom
line ups and a Festival merchandise discount. Get all the details at VIP Weekend tickets can be yours for $300.00 plus $5
facility fee, and a $2 donation to Virgin Unite (includes all sales taxes).
Convenience fees apply.

    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 or by calling

    (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.

For further information:

For further information: on Virgin Festival please contact: Jill Batie,
Hill & Knowlton Canada, (604) 692-4227,; Erica
Faltous, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (416) 413-4695,

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