Eight more hot acts added to Virgin Festival Montréal!

      18 stellar artists now ready to heat things up on Ile-Ste-Hélène.

     Three more artists still to be announced as summer starts to shine.

    MONTREAL, May 27 /CNW/ - The buzz is getting louder for the first ever
Virgin Festival Montréal. The weekend is getting closer and today eight more
sensational acts were added. It all goes down at Parc Jean-Drapeau - Ile
Ste-Hélène on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2009.
    Joining the already sizzling line-up on day one are pop folk
singer-songwriter CARLY RAE JEPSON, R&B poppers STEREOS and Juno Award-nominee
R&B singer KREESHA TURNER. On day two the new additions are all-male hip hop
dance troupe JABBAWOCKEEZ, singer-songwriter JESSE MCCARTNEY, Juno and
MMVA-nominated soul/fusion singer-songwriter KARL WOLF, Montréal-based rock
singer-songwriter DAVID USHER and Mont-Royal singer JONATHAN ROY.
    Artists already announced for day one of the inaugural Virgin Festival
Montréal are headliners and Grammy Award-winning Black Eyed Peas, MMVA and
Juno Award-winning Simple Plan, Canadian rockers Hedley, synth-pop specialists
The New Cities and soul infusionist Eva Avila. Already announced to take the
stage on day two are legendary pop group New Kids On The Block, multi-platinum
pop soul singer Akon, alt-rockers Live, up-and-coming electro
singer/songwriter Lights and R&B songstress Divine Brown. Four more artists
will round out the line-up and be announced very soon.
    "Virgin Festival Montréal keeps getting bigger and better. With ten
amazing acts already announced, including international chart topping talent
the Black Eyed Peas and New Kids on the Block, today's eight additional
artists will really kick the buzz into high gear," said Andrew Bridge,
director of Virgin Festivals. "This year's first ever Virgin Festival in
Montreal will give you the chance to see world-famous acts you already love
and be introduced to some of the world's hot up and coming talent that you
might not have seen before. It's that blend that makes Virgin Festival a
completely one-of-a-kind experience that festival goers will love!"
    Keep a listen out on Virgin Radio 96 and eye on
www.virginfestival.ca/montreal for the latest breaking news on Virgin Festival
Montréal. Fans can also keep up to date with Virgin Festival on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/virginmobilecan and on the Virgin Festival Canada Facebook(R)
fan page.

    Ticket News

    Tickets are going fast! Get in on the action and get your tickets now ...
    General ticket sales for two-day, one-day, and VIP Weekend tickets are
available at The Bell Centre Box Office, select Future Shop locations, online
at geg.ca, or futureshop.ca, and by calling (514) 790-2525, or 1-877-668-8269.
Ticket information is also available at virginfestival.ca. Two-day tickets are
$133.50 (including all sales taxes, $7.50 Service Charge, $4 Facility Fee, and
a $2 donation to Virgin Unite Canada). One-day tickets are $75 (including all
sales taxes, $7.50 Service Charge, $2 Facility Fee, and a $1 donation to
Virgin Unite Canada).
    Want to put some VIP into your Virgin Festival experience? Kick it up a
notch and party like a rock star in the Louder Lounge. This exclusive VIP area
is stuffed with comfy lounge chairs, cabanas, drinks, and food to keep you
relaxed and fueled up. Plus, you never know who you might rub shoulders with.
Plus you get a front of the line entrance to the Festival, shorter washroom
line ups and a Festival merchandise discount. Get all the details at
virginfestival.ca. VIP Weekend tickets can be yours for $313.50 (including all
sales taxes, $7.50 Service Charge, $4 Facility Fee and a $2 donation to Virgin
Unite Canada).

    Virgin Festival Facts

    -   300,000 screaming fans! By the end of the summer Virgin Festival
        Canada is expected to be the fastest growing music festival in Canada
        with over 300,000 fans.

    -   Virgin Radio number one groupies! This year, Virgin Festival is
        partnering with its sister brand Virgin Radio and Astral Media to
        help grow the Virgin Festival buzz and spread the love with exclusive
        Festival news, the latest breaking artist info, and hot ticket

    -   Virgin Festival is way more than a concert! While music takes centre
        stage at Virgin Festival, there's much more happening than just that.
        The Festival creates on on-site experience like no other - from
        interactive displays and contests, a vendor village, beer gardens,
        special perks for Virgin Mobile customers, and way more - there is
        always something to keep everyone going while they're waiting for
        their fave artist to take the stage.

    -   Raising funds for Virgin Unite! Virgin Festival also works to raise
        funds for Virgin Unite - the charitable arm of the Virgin Group that
        focuses on creating grass roots change and sustainable businesses to
        make a real difference for people around the world who need it most.

    -   Keeping the festival green! Another crucial focus for the festival is
        taking care of the environment. On the path to becoming as carbon-
        neutral as possible, Virgin Festival will provide recycling on-site,
        use biodegradable food and drink containers and leverage green energy
        sources, where possible, to power the music festival.

    About Virgin Mobile

    The Virgin Mobile group of companies has attracted more than 12 million
customers worldwide. As the No.1 mobile youth network, Virgin Mobile Canada's
mission is to be Canada's most loved mobile company. Its simpler, better deals
offer customers control, flexibility and choice to design mobile packages that
truly works for them. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Virgin Mobile highest
in customer satisfaction with prepaid wireless service for four years in a
row(1) and 91% of customers would recommend Virgin Mobile to a friend.
    Virgin Mobile phones are available at more than 4,000 locations with
top-up cards available at more than 10,000 locations nationally. Virgin Mobile
products can also be purchased online at www.virginmobile.ca or by calling

    About GEG

    Gillett Entertainment Group (GEG) is one of the top entertainment
promoters in the world. In 2008, GEG finished in 10th position amongst the top
concert promoters around the world and Bell Centre was ranked third in America
(according to Pollstar magazine), reaching out to 1.5 million fans thanks to
over 638 shows that were presented across Quebec, the Maritimes and Vermont.

    (1) J.D. Power and Associates 2005-2008 Canadian Wireless Customer
        Satisfaction Studies(SM). Study based on 14,932 total responses from
        consumers with prepaid wireless service. Proprietary study results
        are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in
        October 2008. www.jdpower.com

For further information:

For further information: on Virgin Festival please contact Erica
Faltous, Hill & Knowlton Canada, (416) 413-4695, (416) 400-0171,
erica.faltous@hillandknowlton.ca; For more information on GEG please contact
Michal Wielgus, Gillett Entertainment Group, (514) 925-2138, mwielgus@geg.ca

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