Today marked the announcement of the final Canadian Virgin Festival which will take place at Burl’s Creek Park in Barrie, Ontario on August 29-30, 2009. Here’s what the initial and impressive looking lineup looks like:
Virgin Festival Ontario: August 29-30, 2009 (Burl’s Creek Park, Barrie, ON)
August 29, 2009
BEN HARPER & RELENTLESS7, THE PIXIES, FRANZ FERDINAND, PAOLO NUTINI, GRIZZLY BEAR, MATES OF STATE, SLOAN, LIGHTS, THUNDERHEIST, RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, DOWN WITH WEBSTER, IGLU & HARTLY, ANJULIE, CANDY COATED KILLAHZ
August 30, 2009
NINE INCH NAILS, PET SHOP BOYS, OUR LADY PEACE, N.E.R.D., COLD WAR KIDS, MUTEMATH, MEW, PLANTS AND ANIMALS, COEUR DE PIRATE, VON BONDIES, DATAROCK, HYPERCRUSH, TROUBLE ANDREW, SILVER STARLING, D’URBERVILLES, SEAN KINGSTON, MELANIE FIONA, THE NEW CITIES
Hard to say which day has the advantage, Day 2 definitely has the bigger headliner in NIN, but there are plenty of people who would travel far and wide to see The Pixies or maybe even for Grizzly Bear or Franz Ferdinand. It’s probably the deepest lineup of any Canadian Virgin Festival to date, and probably also the only one I would think about buying a weekend pass for.