2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Presented by LG Set for Saturday, Oct. 6 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia

Virgin Mobile USA today made the long-anticipated announcement that Virgin Mobile FreeFest Presented by LG, the largest free festival of its kind in the world, will return to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 6. The line-up for the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG, which will fill two Main Stages and the Dance Forest, will be announced soon.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Virgin MobileUSAtoday made the long-anticipated announcement that Virgin Mobile FreeFest Presented by LG, the largest free festival of its kind in the world, will return to Merriweather Post Pavilion inColumbia,Md., on Saturday, Oct. 6. The line-up for the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by LG, which will fill two Main Stages and theDanceForest, will be announced soon.

 

Followers will announce the line-up

Twitter Fans who follow Virgin Mobile Live (@virginmlive), Virgin’s culture and music feed, can be a part of the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up announcement by guessing which bands have been selected to appear at the festival. To enter, participants will need to follow @virginmlive on Twitter, add the official festival hashtag #VirginMobileFreeFest, and include their guess of which band will appear on the bill (also using a hashtag). Random winners will be contacted with further instructions to announce the lineup1. Naturally, fans featured in the announcement video will also win VIP tickets to the FreeFest.

Last year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up included The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Patti Smith, James Murphy, Cee Lo Green, Big Sean and a dozen more. Fans can sign up to receive this year’s news alerts and the chance to win tickets at virginmobilefreefest.com.

Additionally, Virgin MobileUSAis proud to announce the return of its award-winning “Free.I.P.” program, an effort to reward fans with a premium experience at the sold-out festival for volunteering time at homeless youth shelters around the country. Details around that program will also be announced in the coming weeks.

 To take the festival mobile experience to the next level, LG Electronics, maker of some of Virgin MobileUSA’s most popular Android-powered smartphones, is the presenting sponsor of this year’s festival and will be designing an onsite experience catered to the hyper-addicted concert fan.