|By Business Wire||
|August 9, 2013 01:21 PM EDT||
We hate to send the same news release each year, but once again, the free Virgin Mobile FreeFest tickets are gone in an internet blink of an eye. Millions woke up this morning hoping to be one of the 50,000 lucky people to attend Virgin Mobile’s 2013 FreeFest. They set their alarms, bookmarked the website, cancelled lunch plans, didn’t blink, and they frantically pressed refresh, send, refresh! In just seconds, the free tickets to see Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Robin Thicke, and a dozen more were gone, gone, gone. Some hearts soared, and some hearts sored.
This is the fifth year in a row fans “free’d” out FreeFest in minutes, making it one of the most talked about, anticipated and attended festivals in the country.
With the coveted ticket, folks get free admission into the 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Saturday, Sept. 21, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., to see Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Robin Thicke, MGMT, Kaskade, City and Colour, Icona Pop, CHVRCHES, The Knocks, Black Joe Lewis, Sky Ferreira, Little Green Cars, Madeon, Gareth Emery, Washed Out, Manufactured Superstars, Conogorock, TJR and Ghost Beach.
For those who didn’t get a free ticket, there’s still a way in. Look for the news release Monday, Aug. 12 announcing how people can get still get a free ticket. In the meantime, a limited number of FreeFest FREEMIUM packages are available for $49.50, which includes a general admission ticket to the festival and a $10 donation to the RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s youth homeless charity along with other premium items. FREEMIUM tickets can be purchased on ticketfly.com at Merriweather Post Pavilion or at the 9:30 Club box office in Washington, D.C
Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching Virgin Mobile Festival in the United States, the principals at I.M.P. own Washington, D.C.’s award-winning 9:30 Club,www.930.com, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting-edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion,www.merriweathermusic.com, in Columbia, Md. And operates the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. During the last 33 years, I.M.P. and the 9:30 Club have put on nearly 12,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.