PARADISO FESTIVAL – The Largest Electronic Festival Ever In The Pacific Northwest – Takes Place On June 23rd At The Gorge In George, Washington

SEATTLE , June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Gorge Amphitheatre – recently called “America’s most epic concert venue” by MTV Hive – prepares to host the largest Electronic dance music event ever staged in the Pacific Northwest , the first ever PARADISO FESTIVAL on June 23, 2012 .

A joint venture between USC Events and Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), PARADISO features many of the top names in the world of Electronic music: AVICII, AFROJACK, ABOVE & BEYOND, KNIFE PARTY, EXCISION and over two dozen other artists including Craze, Digitalism (DJ set),
Dillon Francis
, Dodge & Fuski,
Donald Glaude
, Figure,Fury, Kill the Noise, LA Riots,
Michael Woods
, Nervo, R3hab, Skism, along with regional favorites.

“With the global explosion of the evolving dance music culture, it was a natural progression for us to bring that energy and excitement to the Gorge,”
Jeff Trisler
, President of Live Nation Seattle, said of the new festival. “PARADISO is the next step for us in transforming the Gorge into a world class festival site.”

Chad Anderson
, President of USC Events, “To commemorate USC ‘s 15 years of producing the best Electronic music throughout the Northwest, we wanted to do something not only big, but special. And for live music, there is no place more special than the Gorge. That’s why we’re so excited about PARADISO, and what we’ve created together with Live Nation.”

The breathtaking natural beauty of the Gorge, state-of-the-art audio and video, larger-than-life amusement park rides, solstice-inspired theatrical performers and twelve hours of music on three stages ALL comes together on June 23 in an electronic paradise; an event unlike any other in the world.

PARADISO is an 18+ event. For complete festival and line-up information, including camping details and more, please visit:

General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

About Live Nation Entertainment :
Live Nation Entertainment 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 almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 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 nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit

SOURCE Live Nation

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