Our good buddies over at Virgin Mobile have taken their love of music and mobile and smashed them up once again in the 2011 version of the award-winning festival known as FreeFest. This years music event will be sponsored by Kyocera and will feature a slew of amazing musical acts including The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Okkervil River, Big Sean, Two Door Cinema Club, Alberta Cross, and Bombay Bicycle Club. AND incase you were wondering, yes, there is indeed a Kyocera manufactured Virgin Mobile carried phone out there, it's called the Kyocera Loft and we must admit, we've never even seen it in real life before, not once.
Before we continue, I must say that we're hoping this all has something to do with the seemingly excellent Motorola Triumph, a Virgin Mobile carried Android of some awesome significance that we got to look at some weeks ago. Will they toss Triumphs off the stage into the crowd? We can only hope!
This festival will be taking place on September 10th at Marriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia Md. If only it were in our backyard! The reason this festival is going to be an insane hit - as if the utterly unprecedented awesomeness of the musical lineup weren't enough - is that it'll be free! that's right, all you've got to do is head to Virgin Mobile LIVE on Facebook on Friday, July 15th and you'll be able to get yourself a free ticket or three. How about that!
Also there's a dancing part of the whole situation too! The Dance Forest will feature James Murphy, Calvin Harris, Ghostland Observatory, !!!, Porter Robinson, Eclectic Method, and Teddybears.
To get in, just go to http://facebook.com/virginmobilelive and "like" the page and be there at 10 AM (EDT) Friday, July 15 to secure yourself some tickets. Virgin Mobile customers and Virgin Mobile Festival ticket holders from the past five years will be invited via text and email to a private “free-sale” to be held at 10 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, July 14, also at facebook.com/virginmobilelive. Win!
And Kyocera, what about them, again? Are they involved, or just advertising? Turns out they're doing some pretty awesome stuff:
Kyocera Wireless will be presenting the festival for its sixth year and will be showcasing new and innovative ways to express its enterprise-wide greening initiative on the festival grounds. Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera will also be following Virgin’s philanthropic lead by collecting donations on site to aide in the recovery effort from this year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Thank you Kyocera, and thank you Virgin Mobile, well done!