LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EnV Productions today announced that they have signed an agreement with AXS TV, the network joint venture among Mark Cuban Companies, Ryan Seacrest Media, and partners AEG and talent agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to air the WAVEFRONT Electronic Dance Music Festival (EDM) live from Chicago on July 6. Fatboy Slim will headline the network's live coverage of WAVEFRONT. The beachside dance music experience in the heart of the Midwest was named one of the Top 10 July 2013 World Festivals by Resident Advisor. The agreement sets the stage for the first joint venture of AXS and EnV Productions, the WAVEFRONT Electronic Dance Music Festival (EDM) which will be streamed live from Chicago to 38 million homes in the U.S. This year's festival benefits actress Eva Longoria's non-profit organization, Eva's Heroes.
"We are extremely excited to announce our partnership with AXS TV which is committed to live entertainment and will bring WAVEFRONT, our signature Electronic Dance Music festival in Chicago, to millions of fans across the country," said David Lynd, Chief Visionary Officer of EnV Productions. "We look forward to an ongoing partnership and future collaborations with AXS in bringing live music and more to a growing audience."
EnV Productions, part of EnV Group, is a lifestyle brand encompassing nightlife, restaurants, hotels, sports management, and a production company based in San Antonio, TX, which presents concerts, music festivals and more.
EnV Productions joined forces with Chicago partner 4 Headed Productions, led by nightlife impresarios Brandon Carone, Dino Gardiakos, Ramsey Al-Abed and Salvatore Balsamo, to present the 2012 WAVEFRONT festival which attracted 30,000 plus fans over three days.
"Ticket sales have already exceeded last year's total. Our festival is on track to double last year's attendance to more than 60,000 fans," said Brandon Carone, festival organizer. "Streaming live on AXS will allow us to reach even more EDM fans across the country."
WAVEFRONT Chicago will be held July 5-7 at Montrose Beach. Future concerts are in the planning stages for national and international venues, including Denver, San Antonio, Panama and Singapore.
"AXS TV will be the ultimate soundtrack to your house party with the best EDM artists LIVE from WAVEFRONT. Leave the fireworks to us, invite your friends over and give in to the hottest night of your summer with AXS TV and WAVEFRONT ... guaranteed!," said Mark Cuban, AXS TV Founder and Chairman.
AXS TV is the premier television destination for 100% live music. In 2013, the music network has brought viewers live concerts from Carrie Underwood; So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert featuring Jay Z, Usher, Ludacris, Lil Jon and Jermaine Dupri; OutNumber Hunger Live featuring The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line; the first broadcast of Stagecoach Country Music Festival with Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Jeff Bridges & the Abiders; over 30 hours of live music from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Maroon 5, and over 25 additional artists; Zac Brown Band; Golden Gods Awards featuring a rare live performance from Metallica; and many more.
"Our first WAVEFRONT concert met with a storm last summer, but we were amazed at the commitment of EDM fans. Nearly 20,000 of them camped in their cars waiting out the storm, chanting, 'WAVEFRONT!' until the concert resumed. That's why we're here -- These fans have heart," said Lynd.
SOURCE EnV Productions