Acts That Won't Be Playing Virgin Festival

Far East-side Soweto > VMoFest.

Now that the Virgin Mobile Festival headliners have been announced (Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, the Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson and Stone Temple Pilots), the guessing game shifts to the undercard.

Plenty of speculation here and elsewhere regarding the potential VMoFest support acts on Aug. 9 and 10 at Pimlico Race Course. And confirmations are starting to trickle in on MySpace, where gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello have listed an Aug. 9 date in Baltimore.

But you can also work in reverse by looking at the lineup for the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan ... and then eliminating every one of those artists from your list of VMoFest possibilities.

Because Summer Sonic is also on Aug. 9 and 10 and there's pretty much no way any of those acts will do the one weekend/two continents thing. (There's only one Phil Collins in the world, thankgawd.)

Here, then, is a partial list of who you (probably) won't be seeing at Pimlico:
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Vampire Weekend
Band of Horses
Death Cab for Cutie
Panic at the Disco
Fatboy Slim
Cafe Tacvba
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings
Sex Pistols
The Verve
The Prodigy
Against Me!
Bedouin Soundclash
The Kooks
and Paul Weller.

Coldplay and Alicia Keys are also booked at Summer Sonic, but you didn't really think they'd be doing VMoFest, did you?

By J. Freedom du Lac |  April 3, 2008; 4:16 PM ET Virgin Festival
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How many bands on the above list that are clearly past their prime? I count at least eight.

Of the senior set, the only band I'd want to see is JAMC, but that's just a personal preference.

Posted by: SSMD | April 3, 2008 5:08 PM

Hunh, whoeve rwas writing up the Wiki entry for VFest was totally off. They had The Verve there to.

Devo would have been cool.

Posted by: EricS | April 4, 2008 1:04 AM

Definitely disappointed there will be no MGMT or Vampire Weekend.

Posted by: FestBound | April 4, 2008 2:23 PM

Definitely disappointed there will be no MGMT or Vampire Weekend.

Posted by: FestBound | April 4, 2008 2:23 PM

well that sucks...i would have liked to see Vampire Weekend, Cafe Tacvba and of course, Devo!

however, i've seen Cafe Tacvba twice so its not horribly disappointing but they're really great live and i'm sure a lot of people would have been amazed by their performance.

Posted by: around | April 7, 2008 10:13 AM

btw, not sure how i feel about the Sex Pistols playing. its one thing to see a geriatric Mick Jagger prancing around stage but Johnny Rotten singing about anarchy after being on British reality tv is just sad and weird...

Posted by: around | April 7, 2008 10:14 AM

Please tell Seth to learn from Lollapalooza - now that's a lineup! Why the heck couldn't he get Rage Against the Machine instead of boring Jack Johnson. I'd rather spend my festival $$$ in Chicago this year.

Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Love and Rockets, Raconteurs, Wilco, Black Keys, CSS, Brazilian Girls, Gnarls, Bloc Party, and much more.....

Posted by: Renegade of Funk | April 7, 2008 5:06 PM

just wait until the whole lineup comes out for virgin before you condemn it. that lolla lineup will be tough to beat though

Posted by: James Snuka | April 8, 2008 10:45 AM

you really don't have to wait full line up at virgin. there isn't much that can be done that will make it better than lollapalooza, they have a lineup that appeals to the masses and the hipsters that hate the masses. see there is a happy medium.

Posted by: stella | April 9, 2008 3:11 PM

I hope the Gutter Twins make the trek from Lollapalooza to B'more for the Virgin Fest. I heart Greg Dulli!

Posted by: redmenace | April 15, 2008 12:21 PM

i'm glad vampire weekend won't be there.

Posted by: satan | April 18, 2008 5:11 PM

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