The lineup for the this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG will include Jack White, Skrillex, M83, NAS, ZZ Top, Santigold, Alabama Shakes, Ben Folds Five, The Dismemberment Plan, Allen Stone, Trampled by Turtles, Portugal. The Man, Das Racist, Future Islands and Justin Jones.
The Dance Forest will feature Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas Gold, Nervo, Alvin Risk and Penguin Prison, plus others to be announced.
The 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Tickets will go "On Free" to the public at noon (EDT), Friday, Aug. 24, via Ticketfly.com. Fans who choose to follow Virgin Mobile Live on Twitter (@virginmlive) will see a link to participate in the private presale, which will be held Thursday, Aug. 23. Virgin Mobile customers and prior Virgin Mobile Festival ticket buyers will get special notification of the presale in advance as well. In keeping with the "free" mantra, Ticketfly is waiving all service charges on free tickets when fans pick them up at Merriweather or the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., or print their tickets at home.
Fans will be encouraged to make a donation to The RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s initiative to end youth homelessness.
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