Kanye West is among the star-studded line up that will grace the stage of the annual Virgin Mobile Festival this year. Virgin founder and CEO Richard Branson announced that the rapper will be accompanied by Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Jack Johnson, and the reunited Stone Temple Pilots in the Baltimore leg.
Approaching its third year, the I.M.P.-produced festival will be held over two days weekend starting August 9 in Baltimore, M.D.. Tickets can be obtained through Ticketmaster in the coming weeks and any kind of information regarding the festival can be found on VirginMobileFestival.com.
"I couldn't be more excited about the third U.S. festival this summer," Branson said. "In addition to bringing out stellar artists, last year's event was one of the largest 'green' music festival in the States. Our efforts continue to reflect Virgin Group's passionate commitment to fight climate change and minimize carbon emissions. Virgin Mobile USA will again host a wonderfully eco-friendly event that's light on carbon impact but heavy on the rock and roll."
As for the Toronto edition of the Virgin Festival, it will feature Foo Fighters again, Oasis, Bloc Party, Spiritualized, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, The Weakerthans, and many more. Two other shows in Calgary and Vancouver will also be announced soon.
Branson also debuted in Las Vegas, a Virgin Mobile USA's "Virgin Mobile Festival Special Edition Wild Card" handset from Kyocera, which will be available exclusively at Best Buy in Summer. Those who purchase the phone will receive festival-inspired content as well as other additional benefits.