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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Smashing Pumpkins, Beastie Boys Added to V Fest Lineup

According to a press release we received via email just a few minutes ago:

On behalf of partnering hosts Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin USA, Branson announced the first three acts to be confirmed: The Police, The Smashing Pumpkins and Beastie Boys. On-sale dates for tickets, the rest of the very diverse two-day line-up and additional information about the Festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Everybody had an incredible time at last year's inaugural Virgin Festival, so we're going to double the fun this summer with two days of great music," said Sir Richard, whose legendary music heritage is the inspiration behind Virgin's music festivals. "With our unbelievable headliners and terrific festival vibe, Virgin Festival will be the hottest destination for live music this summer."

While we were kind of expecting The Smashing Pumpkins to be announced, the addition of The Beastie Boys definitely caught us by surprise. Seth Hurwitz is making sure to solidify this festival as a Baltimore staple and TUL wholeheartedly applauds them for the effort they've put in thus far. As always, we'll keep you posted on any lineup additions.

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