DATE: Oct. 6. Gates open at 11 a.m.; show ends at 10 p.m.

WHERE: Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia


Pavilion Stage

Justin Jones — 12:15-1 p.m.
Allen Stone — 1:15-2:05 p.m.
Tramped by Turtles — 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Ben Folds Five — 4-5 p.m.
Alabama Shakes — 5:30-6:30 p.m.
ZZ Top — 7-8:15 p.m.
Jack White — 8:50-10:20 p.m.

West Stage
Das Racist — Noon-12:40 p.m.
Future Islands — 1-1:40 p.m.
Portugal the Man — 2-2:45 p.m.
The Dismemberment Plan — 3:10-4:10 p.m.
Santigold — 4:40-5:40 p.m.
Nas — 6:20-7:20 p.m.
M83 — 7:50-8:50 p.m.
Skrillex — 9:20-10:50 p.m.

Dance Forest
Volta Bureau — Noon-1 p.m.
Penguin Prison — 1:15-2 p.m.
Alvin Risk — 2:15-3:30 p.m.
Nervo — 3:45-5 p.m.
Thomas Gold — 5-6:15 p.m.
Porter Robinson & Zedd (back to back) — 6:30-8:20 p.m.
Above & Beyond — 8:50-10:50 p.m.


TICKETS: The "free" passes were gone in mere minutes, but as of Sept. 17, fans could still get tickets via two ways. "Free-IP" tickets (click here for more information) require a person to volunteer his/her time, typically three to four hours, at a local charity in Baltimore, Washington or northern Virginia.

There's also the "Freemium" ticket package, which costs $49.50 before surcharges. It includes a charitable donation to Virgin Mobile USA's youth homelessness initiatives, a T-shirt and more.

PARKING: Free, which includes spaces for buses and motorhomes

YOU CAN BRING: Small tote-style umbrellas, (2) plastic factory-sealed water bottles or an empty reusable water bottle, small digital/disposable cameras, small blankets or beach towels, kid supplies when accompanying a child (i.e. stroller, kiddie food), sunglasses/hats/sunscreen, a valid photo ID to drink

YOU CAN'T BRING: Framed/large backpacks, knives/weapons, chains or chain wallets, chairs of any kind, outside food, coolers, tents or large umbrellas, video cameras, audio recording devices, professional cameras (changeable lenses), pets, drugs/paraphernalia, laser pointers

The Baltimore Sun's Virgin Mobile Freefest 2012 Guide
Virgin Mobile Freefest 2012 website