For the fifth year in a row, Virgin Mobile FreeFest tickets “freed-out” in just a few minutes. But fear not, there is still a way to get a ticket that’s fun, easy and way better than searching for scalpers. Virgin Mobile USA, creator of one of the largest and most critically acclaimed music festivals in the country that annually draws 50,000 people, today announced that music fans can volunteer their time at homeless youth shelters or donate hygiene kits to earn tickets to FreeFest through The RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s charitable initiative to address youth homelessness.
Sir Richard Branson greeting past Virgin Mobile FreeFest attendees who earned tickets by volunteering as part of Virgin Mobile's Free I.P. program. Branson, chair of Virgin Group, often attends this special music event. (Photo: Virgin Mobile USA)The RE*Generation’s “Free I.P.” program will allow fans to volunteer several hours of time or donate hygiene kits in exchange for a ticket to Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Volunteer opportunities will begin in the Washington area at Sasha Bruce Youthwork on Saturday, Aug. 17, and run through Saturday, Sept. 7. Interested volunteers can learn all the details and sign up at www.virginmobilefreefest.com. There are a limited number of tickets so donate or volunteer early! The 2013 Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by Samsung Mobile will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Artists include Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Robin Thicke, MGMT, Kaskade, City and Colour, Icona Pop, CHVRCHES, The Knocks, Black Joe Lewis, Sky Ferreira, Little Green Cars, Madeon, Gareth Emery, Washed Out, Manufactured Superstars, Conogorock, TJR and Ghost Beach.