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Fall Out Boy, Icona Pop, Serena Ryder, and Down With Webster Announced as First Performers for Second Annual Holiday Concert, MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE, in Support of Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation


TORONTO (ONTARIO) November 12, 2013

– Tickets on saleSaturday Nov. 16 at 12 p.m. ET at livenation.com
MuchCloser and Virgin Mobile members can snag pre-sale access –
– MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE airs exclusively on Much
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. ET –
– Official sponsors include Virgin Mobile, Astro® kikTM, H&M, and The Source –

Much and Live Nation announced today American pop-rockers Fall Out Boy, Swedish electro- duo Icona Pop, JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Serena Ryder, and rap-rockers Down With Webster, as the first performers for the annual holiday concert event, MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE, in Support of Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation. Set to light up the stage at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on Saturday, Dec. 7, the star-studded line-up is sure to make this year’s event a high-energy dance-fest. MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE airs exclusively on Much, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. ET.

Tickets for the  holiday extravaganza go on sale Saturday, Nov. 16,at 12 p.m. ET at www.livenation.com, with one dollar from every ticket sold donated to Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation partner Eva’s Initiatives, with Much and Live Nation matching all donations made throughout the concert. Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation is a movement that supports at-risk and homeless youth in Canada.

MuchCloser and Virgin Mobile Members get the early bird special giving them access to pre-sale tickets, Wednesday, Nov. 13 to Friday, Nov. 15, starting at 10 a.m. ET. Virgin Mobile Members also get $10 off the regular ticket price during the pre-sale.

“Much is ready to deck the halls with the second annualconcert event MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE,” said Sheila Sullivan, Executive Producer, Specials, Bell Media. “With the chart-topping, hit makers already on board, and more acts to be announced over the next few weeks, THE BIG JINGLE is ready to make its mark on this year’s holiday calendar.”

“At Virgin Mobile we are passionate about our fight to end youth homeless in Canada,” said Joseph Ottorino, Managing Director, Virgin Mobile Canada. “We are happy to be working with Much on an amazing event like THE BIG JINGLE to support RE*Generation and help create a warmer reality for at-risk and homeless youth this winter.”

In early 2008, Virgin Mobile Canada and Virgin Unite joined forces to create the RE*Generation movement to empower a generation to help its own and provide a national platform to discuss issues affecting youth homelessness. With more than 65,000 at-risk and homeless youth in Canada, Virgin Mobile Canada is committed to fighting youth homelessness. The RE*Generation movement works to get homeless youth off the streets and bring together Canadians and organizations to create new opportunities and brighter futures for at-risk youth across the country. Join the RE*Generation movement to help at-risk and homeless youth across Canada by clicking here.

Broadcast sponsors of MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE are Virgin Mobile, Astro® kikTM, H&M, and The Source.

About the Sponsors:

Astro® kik™

Kik it up at notch at MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE! Fans can visit the biggest holiday event of the season and show off their best rock and roll kik as well as sample new flavours.

H&M

H&M offers the most fashionable gifts for everyone! Look out for special H&M gift givers
at MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE and in a city near you! #hmgiftgiving.

The Source

Much has teamed up with The Source to give one lucky viewer and a friend a chance to win a trip to Toronto for a VIP backstage experience at this year’s MUCH PRESENTS:THE BIG JINGLE, including a meet and greet with one of the performers!

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 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 1-888-999-2321. Get personal with Virgin Mobile Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

About Much

Much is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering trendworthy, topical programming, and exclusive live events. From the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including Much.ca, on Twitter (with over half a million followers), and Facebook (with more than 1.3 million likes and counting), Much continues to deliver unique and clever programming to its audience. Much supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in more than 8.2 million homes across Canada via satellite, IPTV, and cable, as well as more than 1 million mobile devices. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

Follow Much on Twitter: @much
Follow Fall Out Boy on Twitter: @falloutboy
Follow Icona Pop on Twitter: @iconapop
Follow Serena Ryder on Twitter: @serenaryder
Follow Down With Webster on Twitter: @downwithwebster

– Much –

For more information:
Nicola Krishna, Much MTV Group, 416.384.5276, nicola.krishna@bellmedia.ca

For more information on Virgin Mobile Canada:
Sheryl Davey, Virgin Mobile Canada, 416-607-8412, sheryl.davey@virginmobile.ca

For more information on Live Nation:
Erin Smyth, Live Nation Canada, 416.260.4226, erinsmyth@livenation.com


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