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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:30:06

    MixTape Fest 2012 Launching With NKOTB, Kelly Clarkson + More - It takes place this Aug. 17 + 18

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    MixTape Fest 2012, the major new music festival set to launch this summer, will celebrate the mainstream music scene from across the U.S. with headliners New Kids on the Block, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray and LL Cool J. What a terrific lineup!

    Featuring two stages over two days, MixTape Fest 2012 will present platinum-selling marquee acts, icons and pop phenoms from the Pop Music genre for a weekend long action-packed festival set in the sweetest place on earth, the world famous Hersheypark in Hershey, PA. Festival organizers are also thrilled to announce that after their sold out arena tour in 2011 the New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys will reunite onstage as NKOTBSB for their only North American performance together in 2012. This is currently their last scheduled joint appearance and can very well be the last chance to see this record setting hit filled super group perform together.

    Tickets go on sale Friday, April 27 at 10 here AMEX presale starts 10 AM Friday, April 20 to 10 PM Thursday, April 26, 2012.

    In a scene full of indie music festivals, MixTape Fest aims to fill the gap in the festival circuit for mainstream music lovers, offering them a festival experience of their own. In doing so, MixTape Fest will showcase popular acts including Kelly Clarkson, The Fray, LL Cool J, New Kids on the Block and highlight the ONLY North American appearance of NKOTBSB in 2012. Aiming to give fans and pop-culture lovers the biggest weekend dance party, MixTape Fest will offer attendees the ULTIMATE and most luxurious festival experience.

    This one of a kind music festival will feature exclusive fan events, interactive exhibits, food trucks, celebrity & special guest appearances and even a spa oasis.  Festival fans will be able to experience all the action from the multiple stages and performance areas in a way that is accessible, inclusive, and designed as a shared celebration of all things mainstream. Fans can keep the fun going late into the night at after parties attended and hosted by MixTape Festival Talent. DJ Pauly D will man the turntables and light up the after party on Night 1. Attendees can additionally take part in the VIP Luxury Experience offering many different perks and amenities throughout the festival.

    Festival producers Live Nation, promise to bring top notch entertainment and first class amenities for all attendees at the first ever MixTape Fest 2012, aiming to create a one of a kind festival experience for mainstream music lovers and pop culture fanatics.

    In an effort to further the festival goer experience, MixTape has partnered with Shecky's to bring their "Girls Night Out" experience to Hershey Park Stadium. Shecky's Girls Night Out on Tour is the ultimate experience where girlfriends get together to discover, shop and score new products from emerging artisan designers while enjoying makeovers, manicures and other fun beauty services.

    Geoff Gordon, President of Live Nation Philadelphia region says, "Hershey will host a celebration of pop culture beyond what anyone else has produced in the United States. The Summer Mixtape has it all -- from great artists like NKOTB, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray and Backstreet Boys to a fashion, food, beauty, and shopping village experience curated by Sheckys to VIP packages that will pamper fans to value-based pricing on general admission tickets. Hershey is such a great home for the Mixtape because fans from all major East Coast cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC can easily access the town. And with a world class amusement park like Hersheypark serving as the backdrop, it will certainly make it a once in a lifetime experience for those attending."

    "It's an honor for us to be a part of the inaugural year of MixTape. To share the stage with such mega artists as Kelly Clarkson, LL Cool J and The Fray is really exciting. With the artist selection, and all of the amenities and accommodations offered, this festival is raising the bar to the next level," say New Kids on the Block.  "We couldn't think of a better way to spend our weekend than with our amazing fans, and there couldn't be a better setting than such a fun filled festival with such an amazing bill of artists."

    Line Up:

    **This schedule is subject to change.

    FRIDAY - Aug 17:
    Kelly Clarkson
    The Fray
    New Kids on the Block
    DJ Pauly D
    Steel Panther

    SATURDAY - Aug 18:
    NKOTBSB
    LL Cool J featuring Z-Trip
    The Wanted
    The Dan Band

    Are you going to attend MixTape Fest?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.18.12



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