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Virgin Mobile Unveils FreeFest Lineup

Artists such as M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, T.I. Ludacris and Joan Jett will headline Virgin Mobile's FreeFest this year. The music festival, which will take place on Sept. 25 in Columbia, Md., is in its second year, with tickets being offered this weekend.

"Last year's free festival was all about giving back to fans in the wake of a horrible economy," said Ron Faris, director of brand experiences, Virgin Mobile USA, in a statement. "This year's festival will focus even more on charitable giving. It's a reminder to let people know that even as things are improving, there's always someone out there less fortunate than you. Last year, we raised more than $80,000 and generated 30,000 hours of volunteerism for youth homelessness. This year, together with the fans, we hope to do even better."

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