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Virgin Festival Canada: Killers, Smashing Pumpkins Headline
The 2007 outing of Canada's Virgin Festival promises to be bigger than last year's, with The Smashing Pumpkins, Björk, and The Killers among the headliners announced for the two-day Toronto event. Interpol, Paolo Nutini , Tokyo Police Club, Jamie T., and Amy Winehouse round out the list of names confirmed to join the more than 30 artists expected to perform on Toronto Island in Ontario September 8 and 9.
Two-day tickets for the event are priced at $125 and will be available March 24.
Part of the proceeds from ticket sales, along with on-site fundraising, will benefit Virgin's charity Virgin Unite, which works on a number of programs across the globe with an emphasis on youth-related issues and HIV.
The festival is also joining the growing list of events that are attempting to go green and be carbon-neutral by providing on-site recycling, biodegradable food and drink containers, using green energy sources where possible, purchasing carbon offsets for energy used and committing to planting trees to help with future carbon reduction.