The Wiggles 'Rock & Roll Preschool' Tour Makes its First Stop at Treehouse's Family Event at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Activities to include Costume Character Meet-and-Greets, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Interactive Games and Much More
Tickets Available at Ticketmaster on Friday, June 12
TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Back by popular demand, Corus Entertainment's Treehouse Big Day Out is returning for an exciting live event jam-packed with fun for the whole family. Hosted by Treehouse, Canada's #1 specialty channel for young children, the two-day live event will feature exciting activities for kids of all ages and special performances by headline act, The Wiggles, and Treehouse's own children's music duo, Splash'N Boots.
Taking place at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto on September 12 and 13, 2015, Treehouse Big Day Out will offer two separate ticketed events each day – a morning event starting from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with stage shows from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon event from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. with stage shows from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This special event also will be televised on Treehouse this Fall. Tickets for Treehouse Big Day Out may be purchased at Ticketmaster, beginning on Friday, June 12. Visit www.treehousetv.com/bigdayout for more details.
"We are thrilled to bring back the Treehouse Big Day Out festival to offer kids and families an incredible weekend filled with fantastic fun," said Colin Bohm, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Kids. "This year, along with special performances from The Wiggles and Splash'N Boots, the festival will have even more hands-on activities for the whole family to explore and enjoy together."
Treehouse Big Day Out will mark the first stop on The Wiggles Canadian tour where they will sing songs from their brand new CD and DVD, "Rock & Roll Preschool" that will also be featured in the new season of their hit TV series airing on Treehouse in Canada and on Hulu in the U.S. Joined on stage by their lovable friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus, founding member Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle) can't wait to deliver a rocking good time for families at Big Day Out.
Since joining the Treehouse family in February, Splash'N Boots have become a household name for families with young children across Canada. The JUNO Award-nominated duo bring the joy of music and dance to the stage with the same fun and engaging energy that entertains little ones in the short Splash'N Boots episodes that air throughout the day on Treehouse.
In addition to all the live performances on tap, Treehouse Big Day Out will feature an array of fun-filled family activities, including meet and greet photo opportunities with fan-favourite Treehouse characters and a Nelvana digital play station featuring free WiFi to download the new TreehouseGO app, and much more.
All attending kids will also receive a festival program full of activities and colouring pages for even more BIG fun at home!
Loved by Kids! Trusted by Parents! Treehouse, Canada's #1 channel for young children, offers premium programming and a trusted, safe environment for little ones and their parents. Delivering a strong balance of educational, imaginative and entertaining programs, Treehouse provides high-quality children's series from Canada and around the world. Hit shows include Bubble Guppies, Trucktown, Dora and Friends, Mike the Knight and Toopy & Binoo. Canada's pre-eminent brand for young children, Treehouse is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc., a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Learn more about Treehouse at www.treehousetv.com. Follow Corus PR on Twitter @CorusPR Follow Treehouse on @TreehouseTV
About The Wiggles
The Wiggles were created by Anthony Field 24 years ago after he obtained a degree in Early Childhood Education at Sydney's Macquarie University. Anthony had been a member of Sydney pop band The Cockroaches who had Gold and Platinum Album success in Australia in the 1980's. He combined his musical pedigree with his education background to produce something quite unique. Anthony has produced The Wiggles music since the beginning and they now have more than 50 CD and DVD releases, and have earned 17 x gold, 12 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum, 10x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and winning 11 x ARIA Awards (Australia's equivalent of the Grammy Award) for Best Children's Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category.) The original Wiggles line up made musical history for 20 years, engaging and entertaining children around the world with their TV shows (broadcast in over 100 countries) and their exciting live shows, famously selling out 12 shows at Madison Square Garden Theatre, which is a question in Trivial Pursuit game! Three of the original Wiggles retired after performing for over 20 years and a new exciting era began. Emma (the first female Wiggle), Lachy, Simon and Anthony have hit the ground the running! Each year, The Wiggles perform over 250 shows around the world, connecting with more than a quarter of a million children and their parents, grandparents and carers. After 24 years as the leaders in children's entertainment, The Wiggles are now reaching across generations, so that, parents who attended the show as children, are now bringing their children along.
About Splash'N Boots
Splash'N Boots have performed more than 1,200 shows in the last six years across Canada and the U.S. and are internationally recognized with sold out performances around the world including Dubai, Italy, Bermuda and Australia. Besides touring extensively, Splash'N Boots have also released seven award-winning CDs, 18 music videos and two full-length DVDs. The pair has two JUNO Award nominations for Children's Album of the Year, in 2015 and 2014, and they have been crowned Canadian Children's Music Group of the Year three times at the Siruis XM Independent Music Awards.
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