Foo Fighters and Oasis will headline the third annual Virgin Festival Toronto Sept. 6-7. Bloc Party, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Wintersleep, Spiritualized, The Weakerthans, Constantines and The Pigeon Detectives are also on the bill.
Foo Fighters will close the show on Sept. 6, marking their first Toronto performance since their 2006 Air Canada Centre show, which sold out in just an hour; Oasis will close the festival on Sept. 7.
In its first two years, the Virgin Festival Toronto exploded into the biggest rock music festival in Canada, drawing more than 75,000 music fans and more than 100 world-famous artists.
“The reason why people love Virgin Festival is simple. It’s because we love the music, too,” Richard Branson, chairman of the Virgin Group and founder of Virgin Mobile Canada, said in a statement. “When I first started Virgin a huge part of it was inspired by a passion for music. Each year, Virgin Festival Toronto gets bigger and better but is still so authentic. That genuine need to share and celebrate music runs in everything Virgin does. Coming to Virgin Festival and seeing fans having the time of their life with their favorite bands – there’s simply nothing better.”
Two-day tickets are $159 (including all sales taxes, $12 ferry fee, and a $2 donation to Virgin Unite Canada); one-day tickets are $87 (including all sales taxes, $6 ferry fee, and
a $1 donation to Virgin Unite Canada).
This year Virgin Festival will rock two additional Canadian cities: Calgary, June 21-22 and Vancouver, though the date of the Vancouver event has not yet been determined.
(The image accompanying this story is from SiouxCityJournal.com)