Gemma Atkinson and Iain Lee to host Play.com Live

4 March 2008– Wembley Stadium is set to rock to the sounds of some of the UK’s best new bands at Play.com Live.

The lifestyle entertainment event on March 15 and 16 will give people the chance to try out the latest computer games and watch the hottest groups– all inside the world famous home of UK football.

TV babe Gemma Atkinson (ex-Hollyoaks and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!) and Virgin Radio presenter Iain Lee will host the two-day extravaganza.

The fantastic line-up of artists performing includes:

* Saturday 15 March

o Elliot Minor

o The Rumble Strips

o Vincent Vincent and the Villains

o Beth Rowley

* Sunday 16 March

o We Are Scientists

o You Me At Six

o Go:Audio

o Saving Aimee

This jam-packed weekend will also see various famous faces enjoying the activities on stage and give fans the opportunity to meet and greet music, TV and sporting personalities, such as:

    <*>Jamie Cullum - musician <*>Tara Palmer-Tomkinson– business woman and IT girl <*>Duncan James– musician and West End star <*>Jean-Christophe Novelli– celebrity chef <*>Lee Sharpe– ex Manchester United and England footballer <*>Tom Voyce– Wasps and England rugby player <*>John Hart– Wasps and England rugby player <*>Fraser Waters– Wasps and England rugby player <*>George Skivington– Wasps and England rugby player <*>Roberto Di Matteo– ex Chelsea and international Italian footballer

The event will also have numerous competitions and feature all the latest video games, with exclusive launches and first-looks, plus movie trailers from this year’s biggest films.

All the major video games companies, including Sega, Electronic Arts (EA), Activision, Microsoft, THQ and Ubisoft will be showcasing their hits for 2008.

New releases such as LEGO Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, Condemed 2, Sega Superstar Tennis, Rock Band and DeBlob are just a few of the exciting titles that will be there to try out.

Tickets cost just£6 per adult and£3 for children and can be purchased through www.play.com. They are available to buy for a morning or afternoon visit to the show on either day or you can buy VIP weekend tickets for£16.

Please note: Children under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Those who are not accompanied by an adult will not be permitted to enter the Stadium without proof of age.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: All bands and artists are available for interviews during the event on a first come first serve basis. Please email the address below to secure an interview slot.

For press passes or further information on Play.com Live please email - play@hillandknowlton.com

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About Play.com

PLAY.com is the UK's favourite entertainment retailer and was founded in 1998 by internet entrepreneurs Richard Goulding and Simon Perrée.

Offering over 6 million different lines of DVDs, CDs, video games, books, electronics, PCs, posters, and clothing, PLAY.com is the UK's third most visited online retailer with in excess of seven million customers.

In December 2007, Play.com was visited by over 1 million unique users (source; comScore– December 2007), all attracted by choice of product, price, free delivery and unbeatable customer service. In the period between October and December, 15,000 consumers contributed to an independent survey hosted by ForeSee Results which reinforced Play.com’s ongoing success and recognition, coming top for customer satisfaction out of 32 other retailers. (Source: ForeSee Results– December 07)

About PlayTrade

PlayTrade is Play.com’s entertainment market place allowing you to recycle your old unused or unwanted Books, CDs, DVDs and Games to make money either to boost your bank account or buy the products you actually want. Over 1 million customers are active on PlayTrade and there is no fee to list your product allowing you to trade in your unwanted gifts with ease.


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