Mixtape Festival Returns to Hershey This Weekend, Begin. 7/26

Following last year's summer blow out, Mixtape Festival is returning for the second year, bringing some of music's top acts to Hersheypark Stadium on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.

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.

Fans can extend the fun by attending the Rock & Jock Broomball game at Giant Center on Saturday, July 27 at noon. Those attending will get to see members of New Kids On The Block, Hanson and the Jonas Brothers participating in a friendly game of broomball. Broomball is a hockey style game where two teams of six face off against one another with broomsticks to try to put the ball in the next. Tickets for this event are $12.00 (this price includes parking, but processing fees apply) and are available at Giant Center Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000, and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.

"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."

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 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 their 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."

Friday's Line-Up: Train, The Script, OneRepublic, Rev Run & DJ Ruckus, Gavin DeGraw, Hanson, Serena Ryder.

Saturday's Line-Up: New Kids on the Block, Jonas Brothers, TLC, Boyz II Men, Benji Madden (DJ Set), Emblem 3, MKTO

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

For more information, please visit www.MixtapeFestival.com.

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 $38.95* 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.

*All purchased tickets are subject to $.85 amusement tax.



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