With the 2008 edition of Virgin Festival on the Toronto Islands just about ten days away, it seems that all the final acts have just been added. If you take a look at my previous post , where I tried to predict some of the key bands I thought would have gave V-fest more sparkle were the likes of The Verve, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara and Katy Perry. Well…none of them were added. Actually no one “mid-card” were added. So Virgin Festival 08 maybe just a tad short on star power, BUT what we got instead were a bunch of new and upcoming bands that I actually did some research on, and I found that most were pretty decent.
* So what bands am I speaking of? First off, added to Saturday (day 1) are The Waking Eyes, Bad Flirt, Lights, Flash Lightin, Saint Alvia Cartel and We are the Take.
So on the first day in the newly branded “Oh Henrys” stage, we have some pretty good new blood. I’ve been listening to Saint Alvia Cartel for a bit and I like them. Lights who made that Old Navy commercial song during the early summer, and the Waking Eyes are just rockin’.
* On day 2, we are getting: The Secret Broadcast, Shad, Rock Plaza Central, Arkells, OPOPO and Winter Gloves.
These second day additions are also very good. My man Shad, who I’ve seen twice at my university’s campus is just fantastic. OPOPO is a band I am really exicted to see because of their electro-rockness.
V-fest states that the the final line-up set times will be released soon. But while we wait, keep hoping that some more key bands will be added!