Virgin In The U.S.

The Who will join the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, The Killers, Keane and several other acts this fall for the inaugural Virgin Festival.

The concert, presented by Virgin Mobile, is set for September 23 at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course, where the Preakness, part of horse racing’s Triple Crown, is held each year.

The event will feature two performance stages and a DJ tent, and more than a dozen acts, ranging from alternative rock to dance.

Among the artists participating include DJ Tiesto, the Jack White/Brendan Benson fronted band The Raconteurs, Wolfmother and Scissor Sisters. The concert is patterned after the annual V Festival held each year in Britain.

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who announced last week they were launching their first world tour together in two decades, kicking off in September.

Associated Press