mtvU, MTVâ€™s 24-hour college network, is heating up the stage this summer with the first-ever â€œmtvU Sunblock Music Festival,â€ a four-city Festival featuring the hottest and most buzzed about performers. Co-headliners Boys Like Girls and Gym Class Heroes, with special guests The Academy Is, The Veronicas, and NeverShoutNever! are partnering with mtvU and MTV to bring this killer musical event to MTVâ€™s summer-themed Sunblock programming on mtvU, MTV, MTV2, MTV Tr3s, and online on MTV.com and mtvU.com.
Boys Like Girls, who won the mtvU Breaking Woodie Award in 2007 and have been in the studio working on their second album, due later this year, will take the spotlight as one of the Festival headliners alongside Gym Class Heroes, who won a 2007 MTV Video Music Award for â€œBest New Artist.â€ 2007 Viral Woodie Award winners, The Academy Is, will also take over the stage with their guitar-driven pop-rock tunes. Performing tracks from their hit album â€œHook Me Up,â€ MTVâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve 2009 co-hosts The Veronicas will also play alongside NeverShoutNever!, a recent mtvU Freshmen winner who previously performed on MTVâ€™s Total Request Liveâ€™s â€œOn Your Radarâ€ segment.
The â€œmtvU Sunblock Music Festivalâ€ will hit the following cities this summer:
7/23-New York City, NY- Jones Beach Bay Stage
TBD-Boston, MA- Suffolk Downs
7/25-Meadowbrook, NH- US Cellular Pavilion
7/27- Baltimore/DC- The Pier 6 Concert Pavilion
For more information or to grab Festival tickets, check out www.tours.mtvu.com.
mtvU/MTV Presents is also the exclusive media sponsor of the Boys Like Girls upcoming club tour which will feature stops in over 26 cities and features special guests Never Shout Never, The Ready Set, and more. For more information and the full tour schedule, head to www.tours.mtvu.com.
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