mtvU Pairs the Hottest Performances with the Hottest Movies During the 2011 "mtvU Movies & Music Festival"
Wiz Khalifa Headlines Festival with
Special Guest Performances
Festival Performances Take Over mtvU Beginning April 28th &
Premiere on mtvU the Week of May 16th & Across MTV Platforms the Week of May 23rd and May 30th
New York, NY - April 7, 2011 - mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network, is meshing movies and music together with the 3rd annual "mtvU Movies and Music Festival," a three-city Festival featuring the hottest performers and most talked about movies leading up to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Headliner Wiz Khalifa along with special guest performers, are partnering with mtvU and MTV to make the Festival part of Wiz Khalifa's "Green Carpet Tour," part of the Campus Consciousness tour series. Fans attending will get exclusive, advance looks at trailers of the summer's hottest blockbuster movies and opportunities to win tickets to the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. "Movies & Music Festival" will air on mtvU beginning May 16th and across MTV platforms the weeks of May 23rd and May 30th as part of the "MTV Movie Awards" theme week programming leading up to the awards show, which airs on Sunday, June 5th 2011 at 9PM (ET/PT).
Rostrum/Atlantic Records recording artist Wiz Khalifa will once again rock the stage for mtvU and MTV fans - this time as this year's Festival headliner. Wiz, who is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and is most widely known for his radio-friendly anthem "Black & Yellow," has had MTV's cross-platform support from day one. From a kick-ass MTV Spring Break performance to the top honor of "Woodie of the Year" a killer performance at the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards, Wiz will be performing singles off his newly released album "Rolling Papers," which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 200.
"After his �Woodie of the Year' win and killer performance at this year's Woodie Awards, we're excited to once again throw our support behind Wiz Khalifa as headliner of this year's Festival," said Carlo DiMarco, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Campus Programs for mtvU. "The mtvU Movies & Music Festival is another great opportunity to put the must our audience loves right in from of them, and to be able to offer exclusive looks at some of the summers hottest and most talked about movies is definitely a bonus."
While tickets are unavailable for the Plymouth State University show in Plymouth, NH show, there is still time to get tickets to the following two shows:
4/28 - Baltimore, MD - Pier 6 Pavilion
4/30 - Amherst, NY - SUNY Buffalo
Official sponsors for this year's "Movies & Music Festival" are mtvU's Half of Us, Paramount Pictures �Super 8', TWIX(R) Cookie Bars and US Army.
Wiz Khalifa's Complete "Green Carpet Tour" U.S. Tour Dates:
April 1 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheater
April 3 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech / Burruss Auditorium
April 4 Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan University / EMU Convention Center
April 6 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg University / Nelson Fieldhouse
April 13 Dekalb, IL Northern Illinois University / Convocation Center
April 14 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University / Sigma Nu
April 15 Bloomington, IN Indiana University / Sigma Alpha Mu & ZBT Lot
April 16 Champaign, IL University of Illinois / Assembly Hall
April 19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Nova Southeastern University / Arena at Don Taft U.
April 20 Orlando, FL University of Central Florida / UCF Arena
April 21 Tallahassee, Fl Florida State University / Leon County Civic Center
April 26 State College, PA Penn State University / Bryce Jordan Arena
April 28 Baltimore, MD John Hopkins University / Pier Six Pavilion
May 3 Lowell, MA University of Mass. Lowell / Lowell Tsongas Center
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