ELTON JOHN, THE WHO, ED SHEERAN AND PITBULL HEADLINE AN UNPRECEDENTED LINEUP FOR AXS TV’S LIVE BROADCAST OF THE 2015 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, MAY 1-3
LOS ANGELES – Friday, April 24, 2015 – Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, No Doubt and Keith Urban are among the featured performers in AXS TV’s broadcast of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, airing daily May 1-3 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. This marks the third second consecutive year that AXS TV will serve as the official broadcast home to “Jazz Fest,” giving viewers an exclusive front-of-the-line pass to one of the most celebrated music festivals in the United States, putting the spotlight on classic bands, modern hit-makers, and local favorites in one fully loaded weekend.
In addition to the names mentioned above, AXS TV’s “Jazz Fest” broadcast features over 21 hours of live and recorded coverage, with performances from a wide variety of celebrated standouts including John Legend, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Adams, Hozier, Wilco, Chicago, Steve Winwood, Jerry Lee Lewis, Allen Toussaint, The O’Jay’s, Sturgill Simpson, Galactic featuring Macy Gray, Alison Krauss & Union Station and many more.
In conjunction with AXS TV’s season of music festivals, “Jazz Fest” viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite via www.axs.tv/festival/jazzfest. Using a broadcast alert center, social media updates, in-depth blog posts, minute-by-minute broadcast lineups, and a social interaction page, viewers will be able to stay updated on breaking news from all of their favorite acts, ensuring they won’t miss a second of their most anticipated performances.
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AXS TV is the cable industry’s leading general entertainment network for live event programming, and the premier destination for some of the nation’s biggest music festivals in 2015. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. Boasting over 80 hours of exclusive live broadcasts of premier music festivals in 2015 (featuring Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rock on the Range Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival), the channel heavily concentrates on bringing the industry’s biggest names directly into their viewers’ homes, for the ultimate front row experience. Other hit network franchises include THE X FACTOR UK and original programs such as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, ART MANN PRESENTS, AXS TV FIGHTS and INSIDE MMA.
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