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Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/13/2012

Jack White, Skrillex, Nas, M83 to perform at Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Jack White will make his first area solo appearance at Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Former White Stripes frontman Jack White, EDM mega-star Skrillex and rap great Nas will headline this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Oct. 6.

Other featured performers include majestic synth-pop group M83, classic rocker beardos ZZ Top, reunited local indie-rock favorites the Dismemberment Plan, Americana breakout stars Alabama Shakes and pop polyglot Santigold.

Free tickets will be available at noon on Friday, Aug. 24 via There will also be a pre-sale on Aug. 23 open to anyone who follows Virgin Mobile Live on Twitter.

Rounding out the lineup on the two main stages: piano-pop mainstays Ben Folds Five, soul newcomer Allen Stone, bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles, Brooklyn punchline rappers Das Racist, Baltimore synth-rockers Future Islands, psych rockers Portugal. The Man and local troubadour (and 9:30 Records artist) Justin Jones.

The Dance Forest will also return, presenting a full day of electronic music from Above & Beyond, Porter & Zedd (Back to Back), Thomas Gold, Nervo, Alvin Risk and Penguin Prison, with more acts to be announced.

Turns out our predictions were pretty good.

By  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/13/2012

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