Top Musical Talents Tegan and Sara and X Ambassadors Headline iHeartRadio Fest 2016, May 6 at Sheraton Centre Grand Ballroom

— March 10, 2016

– Freshly rebranded iHeartRadio Fest punctuates Canadian Music Week celebrations with stellar lineup including Coleman Hell, Shawn Hook, Scott Helman, and Jocelyn Alice –

TORONTO (March 10, 2016) – Everything is awesome for Torontonians attending Canadian Music Week (May 2-8), when chart-topping Canadian duo Tegan and Sara and alternative rock quartet X Ambassadors headline the all-new iHeartRadio Fest on Friday, May 6 at the Grand Ballroom, Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto. A highly anticipated centrepiece within Canadian Music Week programming, iHeartRadio Fest, formerly known as CHUM FM FanFest, is the newly minted Friday night place to be in the week-long celebration of Canadian music. It marks the first iHeartRadio-branded event in Canada since the exclusive new partnership between Bell Media and iHeartRadio was announced in January 2016. Attendees to the exclusive, fan-only event will be treated to performances by JUNO nominated artist and producer Shawn Hook, Canadian alt-dance artist Coleman Hell, Toronto-born Canadian singer-songwriter and 2016 JUNO Award nominee Scott Helman, and rising star Jocelyn Alice. “We are delighted to assemble the incredible roster of top talent taking part in iHeartRadio Fest in celebration of Canadian Music Week,” said David Corey, Vice-President, Programming, Bell Media Radio. “Toronto is a music-loving town, and Torontonians can look forward to iHeartRadio Fest ushering in ongoing, top-notch event collaborations between iHeartRadio and Bell Media, one of the cornerstone offerings of our exclusive partnership announced earlier this year.” Tickets are on sale today – Thursday, March 10 – starting at 10 a.m. online at Bell Media Radio’s top Toronto stations and 999VirginRadio. In addition, listeners of Bell Media Radio stations across Ontario are encouraged to stay tuned for promotional offers and ticket giveaways to iHeartRadio Fest. Venue:           Grand Ballroom | Sheraton Centre Hotel | Toronto Doors:           7 p.m. Ticket Price: $39.50 plus service charges Since its launch in 2011 at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, iHeartRadio has continued to be a leading digital service in the U.S. and has achieved 80 percent brand awareness in only a few short years. In January 2016, Bell Media and iHeartMedia announced an exclusive new partnership that brings the iHeartRadio brand to Canada. The iHeartRadio digital service in Canada will showcase content from Bell Media, Canada’s largest radio broadcaster with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country. In Canada, iHeartRadio will provide instant access to the live radio feature, offering listeners throughout Canada all of Bell Media’s broadcast and digital-only radio stations across mobile, auto dashes, tablets and smartphones, gaming consoles, wearables, and more. iHeartRadio is an all-in-one digital radio and music streaming service that allows listeners to create personalized custom stations featuring all of their favourite music from every artist in the world.

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Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top ranked radio broadcaster, with 106 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, CHUM FM, and QMFM. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune-in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.



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