Robin Thicke to headline Virgin FreeFest

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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' has been dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (Photo: Rob Kim, Getty Images for Music Choice)

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ has been dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
(Photo: Rob Kim, Getty Images for Music Choice)

This year, Virgin Mobile FreeFest organizers are laying the talent on Thicke. As in Robin Thicke, whose hitBlurred Lines has bumped Daft Punk’s almightyGet Lucky out of the No. 1 spot on USA TODAY’s top 40 airplay chart. He has picked the free event as his only U.S. music festival this summer, as well as his only East Coast performance.

The festival will be held Sept. 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md., and once again weaves indie rock, pop and EDM royalty together. On the main stage: Vampire Weekend, the Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Robin Thicke, MGMT, Kaskade, City and Colour, Icona Pop, Chvrches, The Knocks, Black Joe Lewis, Sky Ferreira and Little Green Cars. In the dance forest, Madeon, Gareth Emery, Washed Out, Manufactured Superstars, Congorock, TJR and Ghost Beach will bang out the beats. Per usual, tickets are mostly free. Paying customers get the first shot Aug. 8 (noon ET). The rest become available Aug. 9 (noon ET) via ticketfly.com. Last year, all 50,000 tickets were gone in minutes, so have your mouse finger ready.

The festival’s primary beneficiary has been youth homelessness, with the first shelter erected last year in Washington.

Courtesy of USA Today

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