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Toronto's Virgin Music Festival Lineup Announced


The 2-day line up for the Toronto stop of the Virgin Music Festival was announced yesterday. The festival takes place at the Toronto Island Park September 8th and 9th.

But this just ain't a concert. The festival plans to raise money for a great cause. Virgin Unite works on a range of programs across the globe with a special focus on youth-related issues and HIV.

As well, Carbon Neutral, part of the David Suzuki Foundation, will be suppling the festival with on-site recycling, biodegradable food and bevy containers, using "green" power when possible, and planting trees.

So what does your $125 ticket get you? The answers are revealed after the jump.

Day 1

Björk
With four Brit Awards, 12 Grammy nominations, one Academy Award nomination, 10 albums, three top 10 singles and seven top 20 singles in the UK, there's no doubt that Icelandic singer/songwriter Björk has achieved much success throughout her career. She has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and is set to top the charts once again with her upcoming album Volta.

Interpol
Interpol is an American indie rock band that formed in 1998. They have release two albums to date - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) and Antics (2004). Their third album is slated for release in 2007.

Paolo Nutini
At just 19 years old, Paolo Nutini already has three Top 30 singles on the UK charts. After signing with Atlantic in 2005, he released in debut album, These Streets, in 2006.

Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse is a singer/songwriter hailing from the UK. Following the success of her 2003 debut album, Frank, she released her sophomore album, Back to Black, in 2006. In 2007, she received a Brit Award for Best British Female.

Day 2

Smashing Pumpkins
With more than 18.3 million albums sold in the United States alone, the Smashing Pumpkins have enjoyed both commercial and critical success. In 2000, the band separated and played their last North American show in November, 2000. The group announced plans to reunite in 2006 and will be releasing their new album, Zeitgeist, in July 2007.

The Killers
Grammy-nominated rock band The Killers released their debut album, Hot Fuss, and took the airwaves by storm with hits like Somebody Told Me and Mr. Brightside. Their second album, Sam's Town, was released in 2006 and has topped charts around the world.

Tokyo Police Club
A Canadian indie rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, Tokyo Police Club released their debut EP, A Lesson in Crime, in 2006.

Jamie T.
Jamie Treays, known at Jamie T., is a 21-year old singer/ songwriter from Wimbledon, South London. Having been compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Mike Skinner of The Streets, his debut album, Panic Prevention, was released in January, 2007.

[For those of you still reading, here's a surprise! A limited amount of tickets will go on sale March 20th at 10:00AM. Here's how to get them.]

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