Summer MixTape Festival

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Summer Mixtape Festival
Ad for 2012 festival
Location(s)Hersheypark Stadium
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Years active2012-13; 2015-16
Founded byLive Nation
WebsiteFestival Website

The Summer Mixtape Festival (simply known as the Mixtape Festival) was a major summer music festival launched in summer 2012. The first festival was held in Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 17–18, 2012, featuring a number of icons and mainstream headliners such as New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Clarkson, The Wanted, The Fray, and LL Cool J.[1] The festival featured two stages over two days.

The festival also featured fan events (for example Backstreet Boys' barbecue event "BSBBQ"[2]), interactive exhibits, food trucks, celebrity and special guest appearances, and a spa oasis.[3]


The Wanted joined New Kids on the Block on stage in a performance of "Glad You Came" on August 17, 2012, and NKOTBSB brought out 98 Degrees to greet the crowd in the middle of their show on August 18, 2012. NKOTBSB also revealed that it was the last time they would perform together as they were going their separate ways after the festival.[4] There was an additional event on August 19, 2012 called "Rock n' Jock". It's a softball game featuring New Kids on the Block versus Backstreet Boys in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.




June 27[8]


August 6[9]


  1. ^ "About : MixTape Festival". Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  2. ^ "BSBBQ". Backstreet Boys. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Summer MixTape". Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  4. ^ Garibaldi, Christina (19 August 2012). "The Wanted, 98 Degrees Join NKOTBSB Onstage At MixTape Festival". MTV. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Official Mixtape Festival Facebook note". Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Nick & Drew Lachey Announce 98 Degrees Will Reunite For One Performance! [AUDIO]". Ryan Seacrest. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b "MIXTAPE FESTIVAL RETURNS July 26 & 27 TO HERSHEYPARK STADIUM -- Presented by VH1 and Live Nation" (Press release). PR Newswire. 29 April 2013. Archived from the original on 10 June 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  8. ^ Volpe, Allie (January 20, 2015). "Mixtape Festival returns to Hershey; New Kids on the Block to headline". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia Media Network. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Mixtape Festival 2016 in Hershey". The Patriot-News. Advance Publications. August 6, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2018.