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May 13, 2020

The Chainsmokers to host SiriusXM's first-ever Virtual DisDance Festival


Exclusive at home DJ sets from Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Kygo, Love Regenerator (Calvin Harris), Major Lazer, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Tiësto and more

Virtual festival to broadcast on SiriusXM's BPM channel the weekend of May 22

SiriusXM announced the broadcast of SiriusXM's first-ever Virtual DisDance Festival, a 3-day virtual festival hosted by The Chainsmokers starting on May 22 on SiriusXM's BPM channel. 

BPM's Virtual DisDance Festival will feature exclusive, new live DJ sets from the biggest artists in Dance music, from the artists' homes.

Headlining performers include Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Kygo, Love Regenerator (Calvin Harris), Major Lazer, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Tiësto and more.

Listeners can experience BPM's Virtual DisDance Festival starting on May 22 at 4:00 pm ET through May 24, on SiriusXM radios (channel 51) and on the SiriusXM app.

Select sets from BPM's Virtual DisDance Festival will also replay on May 25.

The three-day broadcast will also feature DJ sets from artists including Above & Beyond, Gryffin, Krewella, Nicky Romero and many more.

Additionally, the virtual festival will feature a special broadcast of an Avicii set from 2011 from an exclusive SiriusXM event, which will air on May 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
"We're thrilled to be providing a top-notch line up of some of the biggest names in Dance music in our first-ever Virtual DisDance Festival. The virtual event will bring the festival experience to life and entertain Dance music fans nationwide with original performances and appearances they won't want to miss," Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM, said. "Our listeners can continue to count on SiriusXM to keep them close to their favorite artists and to deliver great exclusive, original, and entertaining content. Our Virtual DisDance Festival is no exception." 
SiriusXM's first-ever Virtual DisDance Festival will benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund to support music industry workers in need.

The COVID-19 Relief Fund was established to provide monetary support to the thousands of music creators and industry professionals who have been most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic due to the unprecedented cancellation of music events and work opportunities.

While The Chainsmokers are currently on a musical hiatus, they will serve as festival hosts.

Additionally, SiriusXM subscribers can listen to their weekly SiriusXM music show, The Chainsmokers Electro 15 every Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM's BPM channel. 

BPM plays the biggest and emerging Dance hits and remixes.

Listeners will hear music from artists including The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Marshmello, Eric Prydz, Martin Garrix, Morgan Page and more. 

SiriusXM's BPM is available to subscribers nationwide on SiriusXM radios (channel 51), and to everyone – including anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber – on the SiriusXM app and connected devices as part of SiriusXM's free streaming access period through May 31.

For more information and to start listening, visit: SiriusXM.com/streamfree

For more information on set times and how to donate to MusiCares visit: Siriusxm.com/disdancefest

SiriusXM BPM's Virtual DisDance Festival Line-Up:
Above & Beyond
Afrojack
Alesso
Alison Wonderland
Armin van Buuren
3LAU
Cash Cash
CID
Dabin
Deadmau5
Don Diablo
Duke & Jones
Galantis
Gryffin
JOYRYDE
Kaskade
Krewella
Kygo
Lost Kings
Loud Luxury
Love Regenerator (Calvin Harris
Major Lazer
Marshmello
Martin Garrix
MK
Nicky Romero
Oliver Heldens
Paul Oakenfold
Sam Feldt
Sikdope
Slushii
Steve Aoki
Tiësto
Tritonal
Valentino Khan
Yellow Claw
Young Bombs


ABOUT MUSICARES
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventive, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.

For more information, visit musicares.org, "like" MusiCares on Facebook, and follow @MusiCares on Twitter and Instagram.

About SiriusXM
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora together reach more than 100 million people each month with their audio products. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers and directly to consumers through aftermarket devices. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: siriusxm.com.

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