New Kids on the Block, Kelly Clarkson, The Fray Highlight MixTape Fest
The MixTape Music Festival will be held August 17-18 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. In addition to the above headliners, other notable artists include LL Cool J, Steel Panther, The Wanted, The Dan Band and DJ Pauly D, who is known from MTV’s “Jersey Shore.”
Additionally, the Backstreet Boys will take the stage with New Kids on the Block to form NKOTBSB. The appearance will be the supergroup’s only North American performance this year.
In addition to all the live music, the festival will feature many other events and vendors like interactive exhibits, food trucks, celebrity appearances and a spa. The event also has joined up with Shecky’s Media, which will host “Shecky’s Girls Night Out on Tour.” This event will feature makeovers, manicures and shopping.
Both nights will feature after parties following the musical performances, and will feature appearances by the artists that appeared at the festival during the day. DJ Pauly D will DJ Friday night’s after party.
Prices for the festival range from an early bird special two day pass for $99 up to “Super VIP” tickets that run $750. Though there are some presales, tickets go on sale to the general public on April 27.
In a statement, New Kids on the Block expressed their excitement about playing the inaugural year of the MixTape festival.
“It’s an honor for us to be a part of the inaugural year of MixTape,” the band said. “To share the stage with such mega artists as Kelly Clarkson, LL Cool J and the Fray is really exciting. With the artist selection, and all of the amenities and accommodations offered, this festival is raising the bar to the next level. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend our weekend than with our amazing fans, and there couldn’t be a better setting than such a fun filled festival with such an amazing bill of artists.