At a media event today the excitement kicked off with the announcement that the iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip will headline the festival, and will be joined by punk rock legends The Offspring! More hot talent will be announced in the coming weeks. Halifax has a vibrant summer scene and tons of music-loving fans. Fans can also keep up to date with Virgin Festival on Twitter at www. This year Virgin Festival is going National! For news on all the Canadian Virgin Festivals head to www.
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Less than 24 hours before the festival started, The Tragically Hip pulled out citing "a serious family medical issue. It's the first time a headliner has cancelled at a Virgin Festival. It's lost revenue," said Bridge, who remained optimistic about the festival's success. He said the free concert could be good for marketing.