SOURCE: BlueTorch Entertainment

August 30, 2011 12:26 ET

Playground Festival Is OC's Biggest Concert Line-Up Ever

More Than 200 Acts and Over a Dozen Stages at BlueTorch's Labor Day Event

ORANGE COUNTY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - This all-ages, Labor Day Weekend festival features over 200 musicians from nearly every genre taking to multiple stages at the first-ever Playground Festival, including The Game, whose latest album release, "R.E.D.", is the top-seller in the nation.

Hosted by Nick Cannon ("America's Got Talent"), the never-before-seen lineup includes The Game, Big Sean, Panic! at the Disco, Lil Jon, New Boyz, The Cataracs, Break the Circus, Steel Panther, Mickey Avalon, celebrity DJ Heavy Grinder, Fishbone and more. The Labor Day Weekend event also will see the last concert by Confide and the musical debut of model-actress Caroline D'Amore (named The Cutest Girl in L.A. by Paper Magazine).

Combined, the performers have sold over 39 million records. Add to that more than 190 local and up-and-coming acts covering rock, reggae, electronic, rap, hip-hop and pop -- along with acres of fun attractions such as The SkullCandy and Oakley Experiences, laser tag, live art shows and carnival rides -- and you've got a musical celebration such has never been seen before in Orange County.

DJ and performer competitions will award winners with the chance to perform sets on the main stages. And, lucky fans will have the chance to win valuable prizes from SkullCandy and Oakley and meet-and-greets with stars like Cannon and Lil Jon.

For a limited time, attendees can purchase two-day passes for only $90 with the promo code MONKEY23 (regular price: $100).

Day-of tickets are $125, single-day tickets are $65 for Sept. 3 and $75 for Sept. 4. VIP tickets are $125 for one day and $215 for both, and include access to a private entrance and parking with chauffeured transportation to the grounds, artist meet-and-greets and access to a backstage VIP section, front-row seating, fast-passes for all attractions, a VIP after-party and more.

The Playground Festival takes place Sept. 3-4 at Hidden Valley, Irvine, Calif. (the old Lion Country Safari grounds), next to the Verizon Amphitheater. It is presented by BlueTorch Entertainment. For more information, visit or call 626-485-6406.