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VIRGIN MOBILE CANADA AND SAMSUNG BRING MEMBERS THE ULTIMATE ROCKSTAR EXPERIENCE


Virgin Mobile Members & their lucky plus ones will jet off in a private plane to U.S. Virgin Mobile FreeFest presented by Samsung

TORONTO (ONTARIO) August 15, 2013

Now in its fifth year, Virgin Mobile FreeFest is one of the most anticipated free music festivals in the U.S. The one-day festival held at the iconic Merriweather Post Pavilion packs an awesome line up of bands for a great cause: supporting the RE*Generation movement in the fight against youth homelessness. A portion of the proceeds from the upcoming FreeFest will support Sasha Bruce Youthwork, an organization in Washington D.C. that assists at-risk and homeless youth. 

Contest winners will live like a rockstar – their experience includes roundtrip flights to Toronto followed by a private flight from Toronto to Washington, D.C., hotel accommodation, sweet Samsung gifts and more. In addition, winners will get the opportunity to make a difference here in Canada. Virgin Mobile Canada and Samsung Hope for Children will make a donation in each winner’s name to Virgin Unite’s RE*Generation. All of the donations will go directly to local non-profit organizations that assist at-risk and homeless youth in Canada. Just by winning, each Member gets to help in creating brighter futures for at-risk and homeless youth across the country.

 “The Virgin Mobile FreeFest experience is one of our biggest Member benefits yet,” says Andrew Bridge, managing director, Virgin Mobile Canada. “Teaming up with Samsung has allowed us to create a truly unforgettable experience for our Members while also supporting Virgin’s RE*Generation movement both here in Canada and in the United States.”
“We’re excited to partner with Virgin Mobile on this unique flyaway experience,” says Paul Brannen, vice president, mobile business solutions at Samsung Canada. “This Virgin Mobile FreeFest experience is not just about the music, it’s about a great cause that directly benefits Canadian youth and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

Winners outside Ontario will travel to Toronto on Thursday, September 19. A special kick-off party will be hosted for all winners at Billy Bishop Airport prior to boarding their private Porter Airlines flight to Virgin Mobile FreeFest taking place on Saturday, September 21.

FREEFEST LINE-UP

Jam-packed with more than 20 performers, Virgin Mobile FreeFest will cover two main stages and the Dance Forest with the hottest rock and pop artists around. The main stages will feature Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Pretty Lights, Robin Thicke, MGMT, Kaskade, City and Colour, Icona Pop, CHVRCHES, The Knocks, Black Joe Lewis, Sky Ferreira and Little Green Cars. The Dance Forest includes Madeon, Gareth Emery, Washed Out, Manufactured Superstars, Conogorock, TJR and Ghost Beach.

To check out the full festival line-up for Virgin Mobile FreeFest head to virginmobilefeed.com/freefest.

HOW TO GET IN ON THE ACTION

There are a few ways Virgin Mobile Members and Member-wannabes have the chance to win the Virgin Mobile FreeFest experience:

  1. Existing Virgin Mobile Members can head online to virginmobile.ca/benefits for the chance to win a flyaway trip for two. Deadline closes August 31, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. EST.
  2. Buy and activate any Samsung mobile phone with Virgin Mobile across Canada before August 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. EST and you’re automatically entered to win.
  3. Fans and followers can check out Facebook.com/SamsungMobileCanada or @SamsungMobileCa on Twitter for the chance to get hooked up with this flyaway trip for two.

For more information about the Virgin Mobile FreeFest flyaway and the chance to enter for the trip, head to virginmobile.ca/freefest.

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 percent 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 1.855.BE.VM.VIP (1.855.238.6847). Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

About Samsung Electronics Canada

Samsung Electronics Canada offers a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics including televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. The Canadian arm, selected as one of Canada’s Top 10 Marketers of the Year in 2012 by Marketing Magazine, upholds Samsung's global mission to open new possibilities for people everywhere, providing users premium experiences that are unparalleled due to Samsung's innovative technology and stylish design. As a result, Samsung has become a true leader in the consumer electronics industry both in terms of business leadership and brand strength. In 2012, Samsung was ranked #9 in the Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" breaking the top ten for the first time, and was named as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011".

Through Hope for Children, Samsung supports organizations that focus on education, health and environmental issues that affect children. With the support of partners, Samsung has provided more than $1.5M to Canadian community organizations and schools in the past year.
To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com 

For more information:
Cortney Anderson
Virgin Mobile Canada
416.413.4775

Hayley Judge
Hill Knowlton Strategies
Hayley.judge@hkstrategies.ca
416.413.4730


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