Vancouver's Virgin Fest Ropes in Sonic Youth, Jarvis Cocker

Vancouver's Virgin Fest Ropes in Sonic Youth, Jarvis Cocker
As we announced not too long ago, the promoters of the Virgin Festival have revealed that the annual event will be expanding to new cities in Canada this year, as well as returning to old haunts like Calgary and Vancouver. The preliminary line-up for the Vancouver chapter has been announced and it looks like quite the doozy.

Besides attracting Ben Harper & Relentless7, who seem to play every festival ever, the event has also roped in some wicked talent, such as Jarvis Cocker, Future of the Left, Awesome Color, De La Soul and K-OS. Oh yeah, and there's also Sonic Youth! That's right, legendary NYC indie rockers Sonic Youth will be performing on the festival's second day.

The BC Virgin Fest takes place on July 25 and 26 at Deer Lake Park (which is technically in Burnaby, BC, just outside Vancouver). Tickets, which go for $72.50 per day or $135 for both, will go on sale on Monday (June 8) at this location.

The line-up for July 25 is Our Lady Peace, Mute Math, K-OS, Spinnerette, and Plants and Animals. The line-up for July 26 is Ben Harper & Relentless7, Sonic Youth, Jarvis Cocker, De La Soul, Gomez, Future of the Left and Awesome Color.