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December 12, 2014 07:00 ET

JetBlue's Holiday Live From T5 Concert to Feature a Performance From British Band Rixton on December 18

VH1 Save the Music Foundation Grant Recipient Schools to Open for the Chart-topping Platinum Band at This Special Pop-Up Concert at JFK

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - December 12, 2014) - JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York's Hometown Airline™, will host an exclusive live performance from chart-topping British sensations --Rixton -- on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET at its world-class Terminal 5 (T5) at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Rixton will spread holiday cheer for JetBlue customers and crewmembers as well as some of their biggest fans.

Rixton will perform their chart-topping singles at this special concert. Following on the success of their debut platinum hit single and U.K. No. 1 "Me And My Broken Heart" and their U.K. Top 10 follow-up "Wait On Me," Rixton has announced their next single will be "Hotel Ceiling," which they will perform at T5. The track is the third single from the Manchester band's eagerly anticipated full-length debut album Let The Road, which will be available in the U.S and around the world on March 3, 2015 via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records.

JetBlue's Live From T5 concerts are held post-security at T5 at JFK and are exclusively for ticketed customers and contest winners. The airline and Rixton have also invited a VH1 Save The Music group of 35 New York City public school students to open for the band creating a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Participating schools include Bell Academy (Queens, NY), Marine Park Intermediary School (Brooklyn, NY) and MS 129, Academy for Independent Learning and Leadership (Bronx, NY).

For this special holiday concert, JetBlue has also partnered with Interscope Records and Rixton for a contest to provide tickets to some of the group's most dedicated fans. Beginning today, fans can enter via the group's website and social media channels for a chance to win passes (winner plus a guest) to this exclusive, intimate concert as well as a private meet and greet with the band trio.

"We are excited to welcome Rixton to perform via this unique platform. Several artists on the cusp of international acclaim and breakout success in the U.S. have graced JetBlue's Live From T5 stage. Our surprise and delight concerts provide an unexpected treat for customers traveling through T5," said Chan Tran, brand analyst, JetBlue Airways. "Rixton's fresh sound is the perfect holiday treat for our customers. We are also thrilled to invite VH1 Save The Music's benefitting programs from our hometown to open for this band and perform their version of popular holiday classics."

Rixton's debut Me And My Broken Heart EP, featuring their multi-platinum hit single of the same title, cracked the Top 10 and Top 40 radio charts, climbed to No. 1 on the UK Singles chart and ranks one of the most Shazam-ed new tracks in the U.S., while the official video has racked up more than 40 million views on YouTube/VEVO. Rixton has delivered killer performances on Late Night With Seth MeyersThe VoiceEllenSo You Think You Can DanceThe TODAY ShowJimmy Kimmel Live! and more, in addition to being featured as an MTV 2014 "Artist To Watch" and a VEVO LIFT artist. The band released their follow up track "Wait On Me" and just announced their new single "Hotel Ceiling" will be released in January. Rixton will set out on a US tour supporting Ariana Grande in February prior to the release of their debut album Let The Road on March 3 via School Boy/Giant Little Man/Mad Love/Interscope Records. Hailing from Manchester, Rixton are Jake Roche, (vocals/rhythm guitar), Danny Wilkin (bass/keys), Charley Bagnall (lead guitar), and Lewi Morgan (drums). 

Since 2009, JetBlue's Live From T5 concert series has served as a platform for emerging artists and top pop acts. The concert series further enhances the JetBlue Experience with live entertainment provided by a range of popular performers. These surprise shows have featured performances by an array of artists across musical genres including Ceelo Green and Goodie Mob, Aloe Blacc, The Wanted, Phillip Phillips, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Emeli Sande, Jason Derulo, Sarah McLachlan, Daughtry and more. Outside of the terminal, the airline has hosted exclusive performances by Lady Antebellum and Gary Clark Jr. as part of JetBlue LIVE.

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education. Since 1997, the Foundation has partnered with more than 1,900 public schools in 231 school districts to give children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. #PassTheNote and get involved at vh1savethemusic.org, join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @vh1savethemusic.

About JetBlue Airways

JetBlue is New York's Hometown Airline™, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 30 million customers a year to 87 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 825 daily flights. Service to Cleveland will launch April 30, 2015. For more information please visit JetBlue.com.

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