VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2012) - Blueprint Events, in partnership with Live Nation Canada, is pleased to announce CONTACT powered by Rogers, a ground-breaking event at BC Place in Vancouver on December 26, 2012, featuring the return of leading Canadian electronic artist, Deadmau5 Unhooked. This will be the first electronic dance music event ever held at BC Place and will be the largest to happen in Western Canada.
The CONTACT powered by Rogers announcement is set to make waves across the electronic music industry and EDM fan base in Western Canada. Conceptualized and produced by Blueprint Events, the show will be the largest ever undertaken by the company. The ambition is to bring an event of unprecedented magnitude to Vancouver and fulfills the desire to grow and push the boundaries of the electronic music scene.
CONTACT powered by Rogers featuring Deadmau5 Unhooked will serve as the first-ever electronic event to headline BC Place stadium, which only opens its doors to top tier music events. The performance by Deadmau5 Unhooked will put him in the ranks of fellow stadium performers Madonna, Roger Waters, U2, and Paul McCartney.
Alvaro Prol, Founder and CEO of Blueprint Events shares, "This show is going to be incredible - the size, scope, venue, artists and partners we have chosen will make for the largest and most exciting dance event Vancouver and Western Canada has ever seen. It was important to us that in taking on an event larger than anything we have ever produced that we chose a unique venue and an amazing Canadian artist. We are so proud to be bringing this event to the fans and to the city."
"When it came to producing an event of this magnitude, Live Nation was a natural partner for us - we have a long standing relationship. Their knowledge and expertise in large scale events will prove valuable in partnering to put on a show to the high standard that our customers have come to trust."
Paul Haagenson, President Live Nation Canada comments, "We have worked with Blueprint for many years and are proud to work with them on building this epic event. I believe that collectively we have the vision to deliver something never before experienced in Vancouver, and something that we can be proud of for years to come."
Deadmau5 Unhooked, also known as Joel Zimmerman is a wildly popular Canadian electronic dance music producer, performer and three-time Juno Award winner. He has played to large crowds in Vancouver before, including multiple arena events for Blueprint and a LiveCity event during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics for a crowd of over 8,000, which was produced by Live Nation. Attendees of the Boxing Day event can expect to hear a completely new set as the concert is slated to follow the release of Deadmau5's sixth and highly anticipated album titled, "> album title goes here <", released later this month.
The December 26th event will be open to all ages, and feature VIP areas for attendees19 and older. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday, October 12 at 10am, ranging from $65-$100 until quantities last. Tickets available at www.livenation.com, Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or Rogers Wireless Box Office - www.Rogers.com/WBO, where Rogers pays the service fees.* A Rogers Wireless Box Office presale will run Thursday October 11th 10AM - 10PM.
*Rogers Wireless Box Office ticket holders for CONTACT powered by Rogers will also receive early entry access to the show with their mobile ticket. Additional details and ticket information are available at www.Rogers.com/WBO.
Rogers Wireless Box Office is a mobile ticketing system created through a partnership between Live Nation and Rogers; Rogers pays the ticket service charges on all mobile tickets sold through the WBO so Rogers wireless customers save money. Additional benefits as a WBO customer include access to premium ticket allotments, pre-sales, artist experiences, exclusive show entrances, and more. WBO tickets are available to all Live Nation shows/concerts and several Rogers-sponsored events at www.Rogers.com/WBO or by texting TICKETS to 4849.