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Video Games Live at the London Games Festival

Video Games Live™, the premier concert celebrating the most memorable music from the biggest video games and the opening event to this year’s London Games Festival, is now on sale. The biggest scores from the most iconic games will be performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on 22nd October 2007, at 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought on 0871 663 2500 or at www.southbankcentre.co.uk.

Video Games Live™ is not just a concert, but a musical, visual and interactive celebration of gaming that will enthral anyone who has ever played a video game. Whether it's the power and passion of modern classics like Halo®, Final Fantasy® and Warcraft®, or nostalgia for the days of Pong and Space Invaders, Video Games Live™ will be an evening that will not be forgotten.

Hosted and conducted by co-creators Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall, the prestigious Philharmonia Orchestra and a choir will perform live alongside exclusive video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, solo performers, electronic percussion, live action and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Guests will enjoy game demos, a cosplay contest with exclusive prizes for the best outfit, game competitions and meet-and-greets with Tommy Tallarico, Jack Wall and other leading industry names.

Video Games Live™ features the biggest and best-loved video games of all time including such beloved and popular franchises as Halo®, Mario™, Zelda®, Final Fantasy®, Warcraft®, Myst®, and Sonic. There's even a special retro Classic Arcade Medley featuring over 20+ games from Pong® to Donkey Kong® including such classics as Dragon's Lair, Frogger, Space Invaders, Duck Hunt&Tetris!

The London Games Festival, running from 22nd - 26th October, is a celebration of gaming and interactive entertainment featuring diverse events for different audiences across the capital. Visit www.londongamesfestival.co.uk for more details.

Action from previous Video Games Live™ concerts can be viewed at:

Hollywood Bowl: http://videogameslive.com/video/vglpromo2.wmv

San Jose: http://www.videogameslive.com/trailer/vglsanjose2006.wmv

For further information or images, please visit www.videogameslive.com or contact

Ben Mason / Charlotte Fraczek

Fleishman Hillard

Tel: +44 (0)20 7395 7070

ben.mason@fleishmaneurope.com

charlotte.fraczek@fleishmaneurope.com


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