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Virgin Fest Looks For A New Home

BALTIMORE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Seth Hurwitz is looking for a new home for the 4th annual Virgin Mobile Festival, one of the largest summer concerts events on the east coast.

The event had been held at the Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore for the past three years, but the tracks' owners, Magna Entertainment filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, leaving the status of the Virgin Fest up in the air.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Promoter Seth Hurwitz of I.M.P. is looking at moving the festival to the nearby Merriweather Post Pavilion, which is operated by I.M.P.

While a move to the Merriweather would mean that the festival wouldn't need to pony up with the $200,000 in rent for the weekend for the racetrack, it would also likely mean that the festival would need to assemble a more modest lineup than in previous years. The Merriweather has a capacity of under 20,000 and would be challenging to configure to accommodate more than one stage.

Ken Ulman, The Howard County Executive has already voiced his support for the move. "We would love the opportunity to host the Virgin Fest in Howard County at Merriweather," Ulman told the Baltimore Business Journal.

No final decision has yet been made on the move but Jayne Wallace, a spokeswoman for Virgin Mobile USA told the Baltimore Business Journal that they plan to make an announcement regarding this year's event by May.

"Some stuff is just decisions being made, options being weighed and ultimately contracts being signed," Wallace said. "We are looking at a lot of different new things for the festival."

A spokesperson for IMP told CelebrityAccess that they had no comment yet but were working on some exciting things for the festival. – Ian Courtney