Thursday, September 07, 2006

V Fest :: Virgin Music Festival in Toronto This Weekend

Richard Branson is bringing his V Fest (the huge music festival) to Toronto this weekend (Saturday Sept. 9 and Sunday Sept. 10). The Toronto venue marks the first time V Fest been held outside the U.K.

I just read about the festival this morning, but it's been overshadowed by all the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) coverage the past week or so.

V Fest venue is on the Toronto Islands, and gates open at noon and close at 11. Dedicated ferries leave every 15 minutes from Queen's Quay to Centre Island and Olympic Island (two stages) and transportation is included in the ticket price.

Rather than me re-inventing the wheel, check The Toronto Star V Fest for list of bands etc.

September 8 Update :: One of the scheduled bands, Massive Attack, has cancelled due to U.S. visa delays for the U.S. part of this tour.