Schedule

Virgin Festival

August 02, 2007|By Sam Sessa | Sam Sessa,Sun reporter

The toughest choice with this year's two-day Virgin Festival is deciding whom to see. For the most part, every band on the festival roster is a headliner in its own right.

At any given point, there will be live music on two main stages and in a dance tent. Here is a list of performers, which should help you plot your weekend:

Saturday

North Stage

Noon-12:45 p.m. -- Fountains of Wayne, tongue-in-cheek power pop group behind the hit "Stacy's Mom"

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. -- Cheap Trick, vintage rock band that wants you to want them

2:10 p.m.-3 p.m. -- Amy Winehouse, soulful British chanteuse known for her lush voice and being a lush

3:25 p.m.-4:20 p.m. -- Incubus, veteran alt-rock outfit that struck gold in the late '90s with "Drive"

4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. -- Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, reggae/funk/roots rock genre-jumpers with a widespread fan base

6:15 p.m.-7:35 p.m. -- Beastie Boys, multiplatinum hip-hop pioneers

8:05 p.m.-9:50 p.m. -- The Police, groundbreaking hit-makers from the '80s, back together at last

South Stage

12:15 p.m.-1 p.m. -- Fiction Plane, pop-rock group led by Sting's son

1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m. -- The Fratellis, British trio with highly danceable rock tunes

2:35 p.m.-3:35 p.m. -- Paolo Nutini, Scottish singer/songwriter with "New Shoes"

4 p.m.-4:50 p.m. -- Peter, Bjorn and John, indie pop trio from Sweden who penned the recent UK hit "Young Folks"

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. -- LCD Soundsystem, dance/punk group founded by producer James Murphy

7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. -- TV on the Radio, New York City-based indie rockers admired by David Bowie

8:45 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Modest Mouse, longtime indie rock favorites who recently found mainstream success

Dance Tent

Noon-12:50 p.m. -- Shout Out Out Out Out, two drummers, four bassists, five synths, dance mayhem

1 p.m.-1:50 p.m. -- Miguel Migs, funky, soulful house DJ

2 pm.-2:50 p.m. -- Booka Shade, electronica/techno DJ duo

3 p.m.-4 p.m. -- Felix Da Housecat, electronica DJ

4 p.m.-6 p.m. -- Danny Tenaglia, tribal/hard house DJ

6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. -- Sasha and John Digweed, trance house DJs

8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Sander Van Doorn, electronica/house DJ

Sunday

North Stage

Noon-12:50 p.m. -- CSS, Brazilian electro rockers

1:10 p.m.-2 p.m. -- Regina Spektor, quirky, playful singer/pianist

2:25 p.m.-3:15 p.m. -- Spoon, indie rockers with the catchy (though not catchily named) new album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. -- Panic! At the Disco, pop rockers propelled to platinum status by teenage angst and Internet buzz

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grammy-nominated New York City rock trio

6:45 p.m.-8 p.m. -- Interpol, rock outfit with a new major-label debut

8:30 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Smashing Pumpkins, two original members of the '90s alt-rock group release new album and embark on "reunion" tour

South Stage

12:15 p.m.-1:05 p.m. -- Aiden, Seattle-based dance rockers

1:30 p.m.-2:25 p.m. -- Matisyahu, Hasidic reggae artist

2:50 p.m.-3:45 p.m. -- Explosions in the Sky, instrumental group from Austin, Texas

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. -- Bad Brains, hardcore punk revolutionaries from the late '70s return with a new album

5:45 p.m.-6:45 p.m. -- Wu-Tang Clan, multiplatinum rap collective

7:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. -- Velvet Revolver, rock supergroup made up of former members of Guns N' Roses and Stone Temple Pilots

8:45 p.m.-10 p.m. -- 311, reggae/funk/rock group that found fame in the '90s

Dance Tent

noon-12:30 p.m. -- Dan Deacon, quirky, energetic local singer/composer/keyboardist

12:30 p.m.-1:10 p.m. -- Girl Talk, laptop pop by producer Greg Gillis

1:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m. -- Dieselboy & Andy C, drum 'n' bass rhythm mania

3:10 p.m.-4:25 p.m. -- James Zabiela, breakbeat techno DJ

4:35 p.m.-5:50 p.m. -- Infected Mushroom, two trance DJs from Israel

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. -- the Crystal Method, electronic dance duo

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. -- Deep Dish, prog-house duo

9:10 p.m.-10 p.m. -- M.I.A., group that boils down reggae, grime, dancehall into an extremely danceable musical mix

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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