The City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Live Nation Entertainment Join Forces to Produce Annual Music Festival Event on Harriet Island

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, and the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota, today announce a five year agreement to produce an annual music festival event on Harriet Island, with the inaugural festival planned for June 23 and 24, 2012.

With the launch of the new annual, multi-day event at Harriet Island, Live Nation Entertainment will tap into its global music network to provide the best musical talent and entertainment available to the city of Saint Paul, while creating a new touring destination for artists in 2012.  In 2011, Live Nation Entertainment produced 51 festivals in 11 countries, featuring over 500 bands with more than 4 million fans in attendance.  Live Nation festivals include Sasquatch Music Festival in Quincy, WA; Reading Festival in the UK; Way Out West in Sweden; Download Festival in the UK; Music Midtown in Atlanta, GA and more.

“I’m thrilled to see Live Nation’s presence in Saint Paul expand.  This marquee music festival will bring millions of dollars into the city and will further establish Saint Paul‘s reputation as a top-tier live music community,” Mayor Chris Coleman said.  “This event builds upon our successes with Concrete and Grass, Jazz Fest, and years of Live Nation events at the Xcel Energy Center, not to mention the many clubs and smaller venues around town which feature great live music.  I look forward to many years of listening to top talent at the premier outdoor music venue in the upper Midwest – Harriet Island.”

“We are excited to partner with the City of Saint Paul, allowing us to bring top touring talent to the next great urban festival in North America,” says Mark Campana, Co-President of North American Concerts for Live Nation Entertainment.  “Saint Paul and the surrounding areas are filled with passionate live music fans.  Our expectation is for this annual event to grow each year, attracting the best live acts that music has to offer, and becoming a stand-out amongst our global festivals.” 

Harriet Island is located just across the Mississippi River from downtown Saint Paul featuring expansive outdoor grounds.  

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About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders:, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors.  Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally.  Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists.  These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit