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    Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:10:24

    2015 Festival Alert: AXS TV Confirms Slate of Festival Programming - See what the network will air

    AXS TV further solidifies its status as the premier television destination for broadcasts of live concerts and music festivals. The channel will be the 2015 home to five of the world's top music festivals. With this unprecedented lineup, viewers will now have access to more than 70 hours of live festival entertainment on AXS TV, and experience unforgettable live performances from today's top headliners.

    So if you can't make certain festivals, due to location or circumstance, you can still enjoy all the entertainment that key music festivals have to offer. You can totally plop on the couch and take it all on via AXS TV. You can watch the programming live or via DVR.

    Thank you, technology!

    AXS TV will kick off this loaded 2015 programming lineup with the critically acclaimed and highly anticipated Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, airing April 17-19 live from Indio County, California. The following weekend, April 24-26, the Network returns to Indio for Southern California's landmark Stagecoach Country Music Festival, at the Empire Polo Club. Then, AXS TV puts the spotlight on the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a three-day broadcast live from the Big Easy on May 1-3. The festival boasts top headliners performing a variety of genres from rock, roots, R&B, jazz and more.

    Rounding out the epic festival block is the Rock on the Range Music Festival, making its AXS TV debut May 15-17, live from the Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. And, on June 19-21, another AXS TV first-timer makes its network debut with the eclectic Firefly Music Festival from Dover, Delaware, showcasing rock icons, indie heroes, and up-and-comers.

    "AXS TV is committed to delivering the best in live music, and we're proud to continue that legacy with this groundbreaking lineup," said Mark Cuban, AXS TV founder. "Nothing compares to a live music event, and now our audience will get a front-row seat to five incredible festivals, as we bring the ultimate concert experience to our viewers."

    The broadcast schedule for the five festivals, all sponsored by Official Broadcast Partner Mercury Insurance, will span a combined 15 days and more than 70 hours of live festival coverage. The unparalleled coverage allows AXS TV to bring its viewers a unique blend of iconic festivals that include well-known events, as well as those that are on the rise. With AXS TV's curated five-festival slate, viewers will have a front-row seat to the ultimate in-depth music experience that truly has something for everyone, from rock and EDM, to country, indie and pop, all across the United States.

    Mercury Insurance has also signed on as the title sponsor of a brand-new four-episode special series that will serve as a launching point into AXS TV's festival season. ROAD TO THE FESTIVALS PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE is a documentary-style, behind-the-scenes set of storylines featuring segments on fans, bands, staffers and festival insiders. AXS TV will produce the 30-minute episodes, which premiere in March and lead up to the network's first festival broadcast.

    The schedule is as follows:



    COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL – Indio, California
    Festival Dates: April 10-12 & April 17-19
    AXS TV Airdates – April 17-19



    STAGECOACH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL – Indio, California
    Festival Dates & AXS TV Airdates – April 24-26



    NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SHELL – New Orleans, Louisiana
    Festival Dates – April 24-26 & April 30-May 3
    AXS TV Airdates - May 1-3



    ROCK ON THE RANGE MUSIC FESTIVAL – Columbus, Ohio
    Festival Dates & AXS TV Airdates – May 15-17



    FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL – Dover, Delaware
    Festival Dates – June 18-21
    AXS TV Airdates – June 19-21

    Will you be DVRing this shit or tuning in live if you can't make certain festivals?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    12.16.14



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