April 29th, 2013
By Mark Graham (@unclegrambo)
After a highly successful debut last year, the Mixtape Festival will be returning to Hershey, PA on July 26 and 27 this year. The festival, presented by Live Nation and VH1, marks the long-awaited return of TLC, and will also feature performances from the likes of Train, New Kids On The Block, Hanson, and more!
Speaking of Isaac, Taylor and Zac, we recently pulled them aside while they were here at VH1 headquarters in Times Square and asked them who they were most excited to perform alongside of (and watch!) at this year’s Mixtape Festival. Watch the video of their response beloq, and be sure to mark May 10 on your calendar: That’s the day that tickets for this amazing experience will go on sale.
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Full press release below!
Presented by VH1
THE POP MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR SECOND YEAR AND WILL HOST SOME OF TODAY’S BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC!
FESTIVAL MARKS THE LONG AWAITED RETURN OF TLC!
LINE-UP ALSO INCLUDES: TRAIN, NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK, THE SCRIPT, JONAS BROTHERS, ONEREPUBLIC, BOYZ II MEN, HANSON AND MANY MORE!
Tickets Go On Sale to the Public Friday, May 10 at 10am EST
2-DAY PASSES STARTING AT $50!
April 29, 2013, Hershey, PA – 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 Mixtape Festival 2013 also marks the long awaited return of TLC to the stage!
“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 lovers 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 Talent and Music Programming, 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 “Chilli” Thomas will be reuniting this year at Mixtape Festival, marking TLC’s long awaited return. 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.
FRIDAY, JULY 26 SATURDAY, JULY 27
TRAIN NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
THE SCRIPT JONAS BROTHERS
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.)
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.