Virgin Festival Vancouver


Friday, January 26th, 2007 — 7:31am PST
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Update: I have two tickets to the Festival, Sunday May 20th $35/each. Drop me a line via the Contact Form if you’re interested – thanks!

Listening to the radio this morning they made a concert announcement about a new festival coming to Vancouver [VirginFestivalVancouver]. They started by playing snippits from participating bands. First, The Killers (okay, that peaked my interest), then My Chemical Romance (interest waned), AFI, Billy Talent (okay gonna stop listening), Hot Hot Heat (well that’s not so bad), then the last clip is Starlight by Muse. vfest.jpgWHA?! Why didn’t they announce Muse first? Dude! Now we have to go to this! Here are the details so far:

It’s the Virgin Festival (similar to what they have done in Toronto and the UK) 2 days, tickets will be $29, May Long Weekend (May 20-21/Sun-Mon), Thunderbird Stadium. There’s a special pre-sale next week, so you can jump the gun if you’re a Fox club member.

$1 from each ticket will go to Virgin Unite and the entire thing will be carbon neutral. It’s no Coachella but if I get all that and Muse up on stage? Cool.

“Tickets for Vancouver’s inaugural Virgin Festival go on sale Feb. 3 at 10:00 am at all Ticketmaster outlets. One-day passes are $39.93 plus $1.00 for the Virgin Unite charity and a $2.25 facility fee” [Canada.com]

foxclubmember.jpgUpdate: I didn’t get the price wrong, tickets are $29.93 for Fox Rocks Club members – available in a pre-sale next week (Jan 29-Feb2) [CFOX]

ticketmaster-virginfestival.jpgUpdate Feb. 3, 2007: The pre-sale is over and tickets are now “full price” which comes to about $40, then there’s service fees and Virgin Unite donation on top of the ticket price. Now this is for EACH day so you have to purchase tickets separately. We’re going to be headed to the Festival on Sunday to catch Muse, The Killers are headlining on Monday.


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12 comments

  1. J.J. says:

    Oh my! Sounds like Arts County Fair all over again. With better bands. (And no Spirit of the West)

  2. Miss604 says:

    Yeah hopefully it’s less 18 year old drunken college orgy and more about the ROOCCCKKK 😛

  3. J.J. says:

    What’s wrong with that???

    This is actually quite tempting. Hmmmmm… $29 + beers? Not a bad deal.

  4. Miss604 says:

    Arts County Fair is kinda blurred in my memory, I think the last one I went to was in 1999 and 54-40 headlined. Yeah the price is rather cheap and it’s got tons of other things going on aside from the shows – it’s a true ‘festival’ over two days. Not sure if I’m outta town that weekend or not, but hopefully the weather is nice.

  5. Jenny says:

    Sounds pretty good. But then again our last experience at T-bird stadium was very sad..and I felt awfully old.
    I think it sounds worth checking out.

  6. Miss604 says:

    Yeah, but that was Warped Tour 😛

  7. Boots Electrik says:

    Just a FYI…Muse are playing for Van for sure! If you check their webiste for tour dates the only concerts slated for them in May are in Europe. It also said on thePRP.com (pretty trustworthy site)….
    “My Chemical Romance have announced their new leg of dates which will feature Muse in tow sans the May 20th-May 22nd stops”
    I checked with Ticket Master..they couldn’t confirm..all they said was the artists are subject to change…

  8. Boots Electrik says:

    sorry I meant Muse AREN’T playing for sure..in my last comment

  9. Miss604 says:

    Thanks for the tip (the heartbreaking one at that) hehe I’m going to try some contacts and see what I can come up with to debunk or confirm this. Thanks!

  10. […] Update to my post about the Virgin Festival in Vancouver, May 21-22 [Miss604]. As of February 10th, Muse has officially been removed from the bill for the Sunday show at the Festival. I am 90% ready to sell my tickets to the event right now. […]

  11. Steven says:

    Why did Muse pullout? I was so looking forward to seeing them.
    Thanks.

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