SOURCE: OurStage

May 15, 2007 13:57 ET

OurStage Joins 2007 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival as Official Partner

Three OurStage Artists to Be Selected for Sonic Stage Performances

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2007 -- OurStage, the only 100% democratic online competition that lets the fans decide who is best in emerging music and film, is pleased to join the 2007 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival as an official sponsor.

OurStage will sponsor the Bonnaroo Sonic Stage, where three musical acts will be selected from OurStage to perform. OurStage will also have its own showcase area next to the Sonic Stage at Bonnaroo -- where artists and bands gather for smaller, intimate performance sessions during the festival. With crowds of over 80,000, the opportunity for OurStage musicians to gain exposure to industry trailblazers and grow their fan bases is extraordinary.

"It is an honor to be affiliated with Bonnaroo as one of their official partners and to be joining such a great line-up of existing corporate partners like AT&T, Budweiser, our partner Relix, XBox and others," says OurStage CEO Ben Campbell. " More importantly, we are very pleased to offer the opportunity for top OurStage artists to perform at Bonnaroo -- which we see as a testament to the caliber of talent we have on OurStage."

"We're excited to be working with OurStage and truly believe in their potential to bring the best up and coming artists of today to music lovers everywhere," says Rich Goodstone, of Bonnaroo. "OurStage may be how each of us and the media discover music before any other source."

Bonnaroo, June 14th - 17th in Manchester, TN, now heading into its sixth year, will feature more than 100 bands and 20 comedians on 12 stages over the course of the 4 day festival. Other artists scheduled to perform at Bonnaroo 2007 include The Police, Tool, Widespread Panic, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, Ziggy Marley, Regina Spektor, Bob Weir & Ratdog, with new additions added daily to the lineup. The diverse array of musical styles include world music, hip hop, jazz, alternative, bluegrass, Americana, gospel, folk, electronica and more.

The word Bonnaroo is a Cajun slang word meaning "a really good time," and was chosen not only for its literal meaning, but also to honor a tradition that reflected the organizers desire to provide many styles of quality music to appreciative fans.

About OurStage, Inc.

Based in Boston, OurStage is the only purely democratic online competition where the fans decide who's the best in emerging music, film and video. The OurStage mission is to help talented artists achieve critical exposure by solving the greatest challenge on the Internet today: sorting quality content from the sea of mediocrity online. OurStage provides a neutral, trusted, game-free platform, in which the true judgment of the fans drives the best content to the top. Through its wealth of partner programs, including Paste, CMJ, PLUG Awards, Slamdance, Relix, Gen Art, Noise Pop, Videomaker, IFFBoston, and many others, OurStage offers winning artists real opportunities to actually launch their careers.

"OurStage is addictive...I have a feeling this one is going to be a big deal."

-- Eliot Van Buskirk, Wired.com

About Bonnaroo

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles such as jazz, Americana, hip hop, electronica, and just about any contemporary music you can think of. In addition to dozens of epic performances, the festival's 100-acre entertainment village buzzes around the clock with attractions and activities including a classic arcade, on-site cinema, silent disco, comedy club, theater performers, a beer festival, and a music technology village. For its peaceful vibe, near-flawless logistics, and unrivaled entertainment options, Rolling Stone magazine named this revolutionary entertainment experience one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll.

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