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Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival


VANCOUVER (BRITISH COLUMBIA) March 1, 2013

Tonight brand.LIVE and Live Nation Canada announced the highly anticipated artist lineup for the 2013 edition of Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival to an eager capacity crowd at the Commodore Ballroom.

Now in its fourth year, the multi-day festival once again features an eclectic roster of national and international talent. Artists performing across the four stages include:

Vampire Weekend, Queens of the Stone Age, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Band of Horses, Childish Gambino, Passion Pit, Gogol Bordello, Dan Mangan, Jurassic 5, Fitz & The Tantrums, Young The Giant, Madeon, Divine Fits, Capital Cities, Said the Whale, Diamond Rings, Deap Valley, Yukon Blonde The Matinêe, A Tribe called Red, The Funk Hunters, Small Town Dj’s and many more

"We're extremely pleased with the continued growth and tremendous support we’re seeing for the festival,” says Paul Runnals, Festival Director for brand.LIVE - "2013 is posed to be our biggest year to date with increased capacity, as well as expanded camping and shuttle bus programs to accommodate the growing needs of our fans."

Erik Hoffman, Vice President of Talent for Live Nation Canada commented, “This year’s festival promises a well-rounded showing of local, regional, and international artists, broadened significantly over last year. We’re thrilled to be working with brand.LIVE again on BC’s biggest contemporary music festival.”

As presenting sponsors, Virgin Mobile is giving its Members the chance to get their weekend passes first through a Members-only pre-sale at virginmobile.ca/benefits, with an exclusive 10 percent discount. To keep up with the details on all the benefits that Members can get at the festival, follow Virgin Mobile on Twitter and Facebook.

Coach transportation will be offered between downtown Vancouver and the festival, and new this year will be shuttles to and from Whistler. Check out www.squamishfestival.com for full details.

Ticket info:

  • Presale Tickets $99.00 s/c *limited quantities available*
  • March 8 – Public on sale at 10:00 a.m. PST
  • Weekend Tickets starting at $149.00 s/c
  • Also available for purchase: VIP packages*, Camping and VIP Glamping passes
    *VIP packages include: 1 Weekend Ticket and weekend parking pass
  • Available through: www.squamishfestival.com or www.ticketmaster.ca

Event details:

  • Dates: Friday, August 9 - Saturday, August 10, 2013
    Kick Off Party Thursday, August 8
  • • Venue: Hendrickson Fields & Logger Sports Ground, Squamish, B.C.
  • • Accommodations: On-site VIP camping as well as standard camping nearby, full details can be found at www.squamishfestival.com

To learn more about the festival, purchase tickets, view the complete line-up, find more information on local camping and hotel accommodations, visit www.squamishfestival.com.

About brand.LIVE

brand.LIVE is one of Canada’s leading event production and management agencies with a diverse portfolio of extraordinary events. Notable projects include: the 2005, 2009 and 2011 Grey Cup Festivals, The annual Canada Day Celebrations at Canada Place, Sarah McLachlan's “Summer Sessions at Ambleside” and "Voices in the Park" fundraising Concerts, The Khastsahlano Music Festival, The Whistler Crankworx Concert Series, The BC Children’s Hospital Crystal Ball Gala as well as the annual Celebration of Light Fireworks Festival.

Based in Vancouver's Yaletown district, the brand.LIVE team produce award winning events that feature innovative programming fused with cutting-edge creativity, and were the first production company in Canada to actively engage and promote the world-wide EcoNeutral program while offsetting the carbon footprint of every event they produce. For more information visit www.brandlivegroup.com

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Artist Nation is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About Virgin Mobile Canada

Virgin Mobile Canada rewards, entertains and connects like no one else, delivering the super-hot phones on the blazing fast 4G LTE network. Virgin Mobile Members also get benefits like exclusive VIP access and deals and award-winning service. 91% of Members would also recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.

The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 18 million customers worldwide. Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations nationally including The Source, Virgin Mobile retail locations and additional retail partners. Virgin Mobile products can also be purchased online or by calling 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook and Twitter.


For more information please contact:

Sandra Merz

sandramerz@livenation.com

604.683.4233


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