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MIXTAPE FESTIVAL RETURNS July 26 & 27 TO HERSHEYPARK STADIUM -- Presented by VH1 and Live Nation

Monday, April 29, 2013

MIXTAPE FESTIVAL RETURNS July 26 & 27 TO HERSHEYPARK STADIUM -- Presented by VH1 and Live Nation

12:00 EDT Monday, April 29, 2013

THE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR AND WILL HOST SOME OF TODAY'S BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC!
FESTIVAL REUNITES TLC FOR THEIR ONLY NORTH AMERICAN PERFORMANCE!
LINE-UP ALSO INCLUDES: TRAIN, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, THE SCRIPT, JONAS BROTHERS, ONEREPUBLIC, BOYZ II MEN AND MANY MORE!
Tickets Go On Sale to the Public Friday, May 10 at 10am EST
2-DAY PASSES STARTING AT $50!

HERSHEY, Pa., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following last year's summer blow out, Mixtape Festival is returning for the second year, bringing some of music's top acts to the world famous Hersheypark Stadium on Friday, July 26th and Saturday, July 27th.  Presented by Live Nation and VH1, Mixtape Festival 2013 will feature platinum-selling marquee acts, icons and pop phenomenons over the course of the two-day festival.  Artists this year include Train, New Kids On The Block, The Script, Jonas Brothers, OneRepublic, Rev Run & DJ Ruckus, Boyz II Men, Hanson and more. Plus fans can see TLC live ? their only North American appearance!

"We are so thrilled to bring back the Mixtape Festival to Hershey," said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. "There's an incredible lineup and tons of interactive and fun activities, all while being set at a world-class amusement park ? it's really a pop music lover's dream."

Live Nation and VH1 are teaming up this year to present Mixtape Festival 2013. This collaboration will further solidify Mixtape Festival as a major pop show and serve as a means to enhance the experience with fan events, interactive exhibits, VIP Packages and so much more.

"VH1 is excited to partner with Live Nation for Mixtape Festival, the premiere pop music event of the summer," said Rick Krim, EVP Music &Talent Relations, VH1.  "It's a stellar line-up of artists that make up a large part of VH1's musical backbone.  There is something for everyone and will make for a one-of-kind musical experience."

Featuring exclusive fan events, interactive exhibits, food trucks, and celebrity & special guest appearances, this one-of-a-kind music festival is accessible, inclusive, and designed as a shared celebration of all things pop. 

This year's VIP ticketing packages are a great option for the ultimate pop music fan wanting to experience the best Mixtape Festival 2013 has to offer. VIP packages will include: the best seats in the house, meet and greets with their favorite Mixtape artists, a 'Rock N Jock' dodgeball game, exclusive VIP after party with performances by Benji Madden and Rev Run & DJ Ruckus, and so much more! VIP package details and options are available at mixtapefestival.com. 

This will be an exciting year for many of the bands participating in the festival.  Train is embarking on a huge tour this summer in support of their fifth album, California 37.  Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozanda "Chili" Thomas will be reuniting this year, marking TLC's only North American reunion date.  Jonas Brothers will also be celebrating a reunion tour this summer. And New Kids On The Block have just released 10, their brand new studio album which debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 chart, and are celebrating 20th anniversary as a band.

"Mixtape was so much fun last year, the energy was there and the fans came out in droves to support," said members of New Kids on the Block. "We can't wait to do it all again this summer.  The festival is just continuing to grow and grow, only in its second year and definitely stepping it up already.  There will be tons of surprises and new additions that we can't wait to be a part of."

Single-day, two-day passes and VIP packages will go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10am and will be available at GIANT Center Box Office, MixtapeFestival.com, Ticketmaster.com, HersheyEntertainment.com, Ticketmaster outlets or by-phone at 800-745-3000. Two-day passes start at $50. American Express cardmembers will receive an exclusive presale beginning Friday, May 3 at 10am EST.

For additional information on tickets, show details and VIP packages please visit mixtapefestival.com.  Stay connected for updates and more info about the festival:  Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ARTIST LINE-UP

FRIDAY, JULY 26

SATURDAY, JULY 27

TRAIN

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

THE SCRIPT

JONAS BROTHERS

ONEREPUBLIC

TLC

REV RUN & DJ RUCKUS

BOYZ II MEN

GAVIN DEGRAW

BENJI MADDEN (DJ SET)

HANSON

EMBLEM 3

SERENA RYDER

MKTO

(The schedule and artist lineup is subject to change.)

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About VH1:

VH1 delivers the ultimate mash-up of music, pop culture and nostalgia for adults who still want to have fun.  VH1 is available in 99 million households in the U.S.  VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile and VH1.com and @VH1, the hub for all things music and pop culture.  VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.vh1press.com, VH1.com, or the VH1 Facebook page.  Follow us on Twitter @VH1PR.    

About Hersheypark Entertainment & Resorts / Hersheypark Stadium:

Hersheypark Concert Deal: Ride the day away at Hersheypark before you rock and roll all night! Hersheypark offers a special discounted admission price of just $39.80 to concert-goers when using a Park ticket the day before, day of, or day after a concert. Concert-goers can present their concert ticket at the Hersheypark Front Gate on one of the three days to receive the discount, or they can buy their Park ticket at the box office when they purchase concert tickets. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is proud to help fulfill the dream of our mutual founder, Milton S. Hershey, by supporting Milton Hershey School, the largest home and school in the world, as it continues to provide opportunities for children in need. www.mhskids.org

SOURCE Live Nation

For further information: Erica Gerard/Jessica Torraca, Jessica.Torraca@pmkbnc.com, 212-373-6123

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