At this weekend's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion, 40,000 fans got free tickets to see a diverse lineup of bands, headlined by M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem, and featuring Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, Pavement, Yeasayer, Ludacris and more. Read SPIN's full festival review here.
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