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. WHA?! 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 Vancouverâ€™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]
Update: 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]
Update 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.