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FreeFest schedule released; T.I. absent

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By David Malitz

We just got the schedule for Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which you can see above and below. A couple of interesting things to note:

1) The absence of T.I., which shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. The official word from festival organizers: "We were waiting for final confirmation from T.I.'s camp, but they're focused on tomorrow's hearing and we've not gotten a final commitment. With that in mind, we adjusted set times to give artists more playing time. If T.I. is able to make it, we'll gladly adjust the schedule."

2) LCD Soundsystem and Pavement are indeed playing on the same stage, but it's inside the pavilion. M.I.A and Ludacris headline the West Stage.

Pavilion Stage
12:00-12:45 - Brite Lite Brite (Book the Band winner)
1:15-2:30 - Jimmy Eat World
3:00-4:00 - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
4:45-5:45 - Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
6:15-7:15 - Matt & Kim
7:40-8:55 - Pavement
9:30-11:00 - LCD Soundsystem

West Stage
12:30-1:30 - Temper Trap
2:00-3:00 - Trombone Shorty
3:45-4:45 - Yeasayer
5:15-6:45 - Thievery Corporation
7:15-8:15 - Ludacris
9:00-10:00 - M.I.A.

Dance Forest
1:00-2:00 - Will Eastman
2:00-3:30 - Wolfgang Gartner
3:45-4:45 - Neon Indian
5:00-6:00 - Maximum Balloon
6:30-7:30 - Chromeo
8:00-8:30 - Sleigh Bells
8:45-9:45 - Modeselektor
10:00-11:00 - Sharam

By David Malitz  | September 22, 2010; 2:02 PM ET
Categories:  News  | Tags:  Virgin Mobile FreeFest  
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Comments

I wish they would have switched, and had the rap artists in the pavilion and the rock artists on the west stage since on those who purchase VIP tickets have close access to the actual pavilion. The pavilion stage was a NIGHTMARE last year, and certinaly the VIP tickets should make it less chaotic. However, if GA only has access to the lawn, that LCD Soundsystem set is going to see people packed like sardines on the lawn, escpecially if TI doesn't perform, and the schedule holds, meaning everyone will stream from the west stage after MIA is done at 10.

Posted by: Russtinator | September 22, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Last year was awesome. Not so much this year.

Posted by: futbolclif | September 22, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Last year, not so much. Will be way better this year. MIA + Pavement - wow!!!

Posted by: ClarkKent1 | September 22, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

I didn't like Pavement the first time around, care even less about them now.

The difference between this year and last year is that last year there were enough 'party acts' to last through the day. This year they are hinging the entire party vibe on the last 2 acts on the side stage. Luda and MIA. One of which most people only know 1 song.

I'm also looking forward to Joan and Chromeo but pretty much everything else I won't go out of my way for.


Posted by: JA007 | September 23, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

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