The Wanted and Simple Plan Announced as Latest Performers for MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE

- Previously announced performers are Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson, and Sky Blu -
- MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE airs Dec. 12, exclusively on Much -
- Official sponsors include Virgin Mobile, Astro® kikTM, H&M, Starbucks, and The Source -

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TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Big Jingle, Big Jingle, Big Jingle all the way! MuchMusic and Live Nation announced today the second round of performers for the upcoming star-studded holiday event, MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE. International English-Irish group The Wanted and Montréal rockers Simple Plan are hitting the stage at Toronto's Air Canada Centre on Sunday, Dec. 2, alongside the impressive roster of previously announced performers: Austin Mahone, Bridgit Mendler, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cody Simpson, and Sky Blu. Tickets are currently on sale at www.livenation.com. The one-hour special airs exclusively on MuchMusic Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

** Media Note ** Download photos of MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE performers at bellmediapr.ca/muchmusic

Starting November 12, MuchCloser members get a chance to win a trip to Toronto, complete with a very special Big Jingle experience. More details will be revealed soon at www.muchmusic.com/thebigjingle. To sign up for a free MuchCloser account, visit www.muchmusic.com/muchcloser.

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About the Sponsors

Virgin Mobile

Much has teamed up with Virgin Mobile to give its members the hottest seats at MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE. Members can head to www.virginmobile.ca/lounge for the chance to win VIP access to MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE, and watch the show from the Virgin Mobile Members Lounge.

Astro® kik™
Much has partnered with Astro® kik™ to give viewers the chance to be the MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE kik correspondent, reporting from behind-the-scenes at the biggest holiday event of the season!

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

Starbucks
Starbucks is celebrating the return of the holiday season! Look out for #Redcups at MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE.

The Source
Much has teamed up with The Source to give one lucky viewer and four friends a chance to watch MUCH PRESENTS: THE BIG JINGLE from their private Monster NCredible Lounge, decked out with this season's finest swag!

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, Front Line Management Group 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.  Front Line 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 MuchMusic
As the No. 1 Canadian brand for young adults, MuchMusic is the go-to channel for all things pop-culture, delivering excitement through exclusive live events, interviews with leading musicians and celebrities, and the biggest scripted series. From the MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS to its industry-leading online and social media outreach, including online at MuchMusic.com, on Twitter @MuchMusic and on Facebook - with more than 1.25 million likes and counting, MuchMusic continues to deliver on its promise of bringing fans that Much closer to their idols. Much spotlights homegrown talent through original productions including DEGRASSI, THE L.A. COMPLEX, NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. and VIDEO ON TRIAL and supports the Canadian music video production industry with its annual, multi-million dollar contribution to MuchFACT. Much is available in 9.2 million households across Canada via cable, satellite, and mobile. Much is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.

SOURCE: MuchMusic

For further information:

Nicola Krishna, Much MTV Group, 416.384.5276, nicola.krishna@bellmedia.ca
Mary Costa, Much MTV Group, 416.384.7702, mary.costa@bellmedia.ca