“mtvU Sunblock Music Festival” Heats up the Stage This Summer with Sizzling Performances from Today’s Hottest Musical Acts

Boys Like Girls & Gym Class Heroes Co-Headline Festival with Special Guests The Academy Is, The Veronicas, & NeverShoutNever!
Festival Performances Rock MTV & mtvU beginning August 10th

mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, is heating up the stage this summer with the first-ever “mtvU Sunblock Music Festival,” 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 MTV’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 “Best New Artist.” 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 “Hook Me Up,” MTV’s New Year’s Eve 2009 co-hosts The Veronicas will also play alongside NeverShoutNever!, a recent mtvU Freshmen winner who previously performed on MTV’s Total Request Live’s “On Your Radar” segment.

The “mtvU Sunblock Music Festival” will hit the following cities this summer:
7/23-New York City, NY- Jones Beach Bay Stage
TBD-Boston, MA- Suffolk Downs
7/24-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.