Virgin Mobile Festival 2008 | Full Lineup Announced

Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Mobile Festival just announced and finalized their lineup for the 2008 event, which is set for August 9-10 at Pimilco Race Course in Baltimore, MD.

Baltimore’s third annual Virgin Festival has announced the official lineup. Previously announced headliners Kanye West, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Jack Johnson and Foo Fighters are joined by Wilco, Chuck Berry, Cat Power, Andrew Bird, The Black Keys, She & Him, Bob Dylan and many more.

You can start buying tickets this Saturday, May 3; two-day passes will cost you $175 (or $450 if you consider yourself a VIP). Not sure when the single-day tickets will be released, considering they usually time that soon after the two-day pass sales level off.

The lineup for this fest just falls slightly short of a fest I’d call “great.” That’s really the only thing I have to add on this one. There’s some solid talent on this lineup, for sure, but overall it doesn’t seem to do much for me at all, especially if you want to compare this festival to the others at a “national” level. Regionally, well sure, this is probably the best thing the area will have going for it that weekend and therefore will see plenty of passive festival goers. The team at Virgin will have a lot of work cut out for them if they want to see the success they’ve recorded in the UK work over here in the States.

For the fans in the room that plan on going to this, who or what is the main draw that’s getting you there? My guess is that most answers will be based on geographical concerns alone, but I wouldn’t put anything past the Dylan or Wilco fans to travel a bit to see their idols. Or those fans of The Offspring–those guys are crazy. Remember that one song? Yeah me too.

Read on for the full lineup.

2008 Virgin Mobile Festival Lineup

August 9
Main Stage

Bloc Party
Cat Power
Chuck Berry and The Silver Beats
Citizen Cope
Foo Fighters
Gogol Bordello
Jack Johnson
KT Tunstall
Lupe Fiasco
The Offspring
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
The Swell Season

Dance Tent

DJ Dan & Donald Glaude
Erol Alkan
Ferry Corsten
Soul Wax
Steve Lawler

August 10
Main Stage

Andrew Bird’s Bowl of Fire
The Black Keys
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Bob Dylan
The Go! Team
Iggy & The Stooges
Kanye West
Lil Wayne
Nine Inch Nails
She & Him
Shudder to Think
Stone Temple Pilots
Taking Back Sunday

Dance Tent

Armin van Buuren
Moby (DJ Set)
Richie Hawtin