As many of you know the Virgin Mobile FreeFest has been a hit every year, and many of you have been waiting to get more information this years event. Well, Virgin Mobile has just announced the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Presented By LG! And it will be returning to the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland on Saturday October 6, 2012! This free concert festival, will fit somewhere around 50,000 people and not only will there be 2 Main Stages but you also get the Dance Forest! The next part is where you come in, Virgin Mobile Live will be announcing the line up of musicians on their Twitter account, @virginmlive! If you follow them you can tweet the band you think will be performing this year, just be sure to include the hashtag #VirginMobileFreeFest! Then random winners will be contacted, and they will receive VIP ticket to Virgin Mobile FreeFest By LG! Of course please see the press release and full rules below, to make sure you enter correctly! Last year Big Sean, Deadmau5, The Black Keys, Cee Lo Green, Patti Smith, James Murphy, and many other artists performed. Just imaging who they have booked for this year! Be sure to go to for chances to win tickets and to sign up for more information! Virgin Mobile will also be announcing more details about the popular “Free.I.P.” program in the coming weeks, and basically it rewards for helping others. For instance if you volunteer time at homeless youth shelters(located around the country), you could be rewarded by getting a premium experience at the sold-out festival. And of course the FreeFest is being presented by LG Electronics who make many of Virgin Mobile’s great devices like the Optimus Elite. They will be taking the festival’s mobile experience to the next level, and this will be done through an on-site experience. I cannot wait to see what LG has up their sleeve for this awesome event! Overall, the 2012 Virgin Mobile FreeFest Presented By LG is shaping up to be an awesome event. Once again it will be happening on Saturday October 6th, 2012 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland! For more information check out the press release and visit We will keep you updated with all of the latest news, so stay tuned to NJTechReviews!

Press Release


Select Virgin Mobile followers on Twitter tapped to announce the line-up

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.

“For years, Virgin Mobile FreeFest has grown to become one of the cornerstone memories of summer,” said Ron Faris, head of Brand Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “And I’m proud to say that now more than ever, Virgin Mobile is steadfastly committed to our fans’ right to ‘FREE-dom,’ no matter what time of year.  I just can’t wait to see what our Dance Forest looks like in all that fall foliage.“

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. “Booking a free show for 50,000 people is the best. You get to simply pick who you think are the best acts and most interesting stories,” said I.M.P. chairman and concert producer Seth Hurwitz. 

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 lineup[1].  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

Additionally, Virgin Mobile USA is 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 Mobile USA’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.

[1] Rules for the contest are available here



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