NEW YORK, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Music is one of the quintessential parts of summer and, year after year, the season's hottest artists attract #UpForWhatever festival goers to the biggest venues and concerts across the country. In an effort to turn up the volume on this summer, today Bud Light announced an exclusive partnership with Mad Decent Block Party across the U.S. and Canada, which includes the limited release of Bud Light Festival Cans.
Celebrating the music, culture and artistry that surround the Mad Decent Block Parties, Bud Light created Festival Cans, commissioning four Mad Decent custom labels and 27 artist-designed labels that capture the energy of the summer music scene. Bud Light produced these unique 16-oz. Festival Cans which will be available exclusively in the markets of the 2015 Mad Decent Block Party summer events.
In true #UpForWhatever fashion, the packaging approach used to create the Bud Light Festival Cans is so advanced, the 31 designs were transformed into more than 31 million possible graphics – so no two cans are exactly alike. Bud Light is not only the first beer, but the first brand to use this innovative packaging technology in the U.S.
"The four Mad Decent custom labels and 27 artist-designed labels were inspired by the spontaneous and unexpected experiences that music lovers enjoy all summer long," said Alexander Lambrecht, Vice President of Bud Light. "These bright, graphic Bud Light Festival Cans are like nothing you've ever seen from Bud Light – or any brand in the U.S. – and no two cans are alike."
Starting on July 31st, Bud Light is bringing the summer's hottest artists to 18 different cities across the U.S. and Canada with the 2015 Mad Decent Block Parties, a concert series in select cities across the United States and Canada. Founded by Grammy-award winning artist Diplo, Mad Decent aims to bring new genres and cultures to light in the ever evolving music world.
The exclusive Mad Decent cans are part of Bud Light's Summer Bucket List program, where the beer brand is helping fans across the country have the best summer ever with amazing experiences and events. Bud Light fans 21 and over can win Summer Bucket List experiences by posting a summer photo showing how they are #UpForWhatever to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #UpForWhatever and #BLContest for a chance to win*. Prizes range from Summer Bucket List gear that will keep you cool as the temperature heats up to all-inclusive trips to Las Vegas, Lollapalooza and of course the Mad Decent Block Party in San Diego.
Bud Light's Summer Bucket List team will also be awarding people in certain markets who are #UpForWhatever at concerts, sporting events, outdoor bars and favorite summer hangout spots. Plus, make sure to check out the House of Whatever at summer music festivals for a taste of the spontaneous fun that took place this past May at Whatever, USA in Catalina Island.
*Bud Light® Summer Bucket List Promotion. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to U.S. residents 21+. Ends 8/15/15. Multiple entry periods. See Official Rules at http://www.budlight.com/summerbucketlist.html for entry, entry deadlines, prizes and details. Message and data rates may apply. Void where prohibited.
About Bud Light
Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment. For more information, visit www.BudLight.com.
About Mad Decent
Mad Decent is the name of the Los Angeles-based record label spearheaded by Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, the 3x Grammy-nominated producer and world renowned DJ. As an influential label that has been home to artists like Major Lazer, Baauer, Rusko, Dillon Francis, RiFF RAFF, Crookers, Bonde Do Role and the whole Jeffree's crew, Mad Decent aims to bring new genres and cultures to light in the ever diversifying music community. Aside from the music released, Mad Decent is also known for its annual Block Parties, a series of outdoor dance party/concerts in select cities across the United States and Canada.
SOURCE Bud Light