MUSIC, DANCE AND FASHION ENTWINE WITH THE BACKSTAGE STUDIO POP-UP TOUR, PRESENTED BY FAMILY CHANNEL

Tour stops in Pickering, Vancouver, Edmonton, Fredericton, and Mississauga 

Toronto, ON – 19 May 2016 – Family Channel brings the ultimate fan experience to shopping malls across Canada with The Backstage Studio Pop-Up Tour. Centered around the network’s hit original series Backstage, the weekend-long event kicks off in Pickering on Saturday, May 28 and gives fans an all-access pass to Keaton School of the Arts, with interactive stations built around the school’s programs including dance, music and fashion. Plus, fans will get a sneak peek at what’s in store for this year’s Big Ticket Summer Concert with live musical performances by the series’ stars at every stop. The tour continues throughout the month of June with stops in Vancouver, Edmonton, Fredericton and Mississauga. For full tour information, please visit Family.ca.

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Various cast members from Backstage will be visiting malls across the country. For artwork, please visit press.family.ca.

“Family Channel is committed to bringing high-quality, one-of-a-kind events to fans across the country which can be seen by the tremendous success we’ve had over the past five years with our Big Ticket Summer Concert series, mall tours and international stage tours,” said Paul Cormack, Vice President, Marketing, DHX Television. “Giving fans the opportunity to interact with our stars is just as important to our stars as it is to our fans, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this incredibly talented group of singers and dancers – who are on the cusp of superstardom – to five shopping malls across Canada with The Backstage Studio Pop-Up Tour.”

A full weekend of singing, dancing, fashion and fun, The Backstage Pop-Up Studio Tour brings the popular tween drama to life. Mall-goers will be transported to Keaton School of the Arts where they can learn Vanessa, Carly and Sasha’s favourite dance moves; listen to Miles, Ayla and Scarlett’s hottest tracks; and step up their fashion game with tips and styles inspired by the show.

In addition to the interactive stations, each stop will feature morning and afternoon musical performances by some of this year’s Big Ticket Summer Concert performers, followed by autograph signings with various cast members. The first 250 fans in line for each performance, will receive a wristband to take part in the autograph signing.

The Backstage Studio Pop-Up Tour stops are as follows:

Date

Location

City

Saturday, May 28

Pickering Town Centre

Pickering, ON

Sunday, May 29

Pickering Town Centre

Pickering, ON

Saturday, June 4

Coquitlam Centre

Vancouver, BC

Sunday, June 5

Coquitlam Centre

Vancouver, BC

Saturday, June 10

West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, AB

Sunday, June 11

West Edmonton Mall

Edmonton, AB

Saturday, June 18

Regent Mall

Fredericton, NB

Sunday, June 19

Regent Mall

Fredericton, NB

Saturday, June 25

Erin Mills Town Centre

Mississauga, ON

Sunday, June 26

Erin Mills Town Centre

Mississauga, ON


For tour details including mall hours, performance and autograph times, and wristband distribution locations, please visit Family.ca.

Backstage follows the lives of a group of talented teenagers who attend the prestigious Keaton School of the Arts. Cast members that will be appearing at various stops on The Backstage Studio Pop-Up Tour include: Josh Bogert (“Miles”), Aviva Mongillo (“Alya”), Mckenzie Small (“Scarlett”), Devyn Nekoda (“Vanessa”), Alyssa Trask (“Carly”), Julia Tomasone (“Bianca”), Matthew Isen (“Jax”) and Colin Petierre (“Sasha”). New episodes of Backstage air regularly Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Family.

Commissioned by DHX Television, and with international distribution handled by DHX Media, Backstage was created and developed by Fresh TV. Executive Producers are Brian Irving, who also serves as producer; Jennifer Pertsch, also the co-creator; Lara Azzopardi, the series’ co-creator, show runner, writer and director; Tom McGillis and George Elliott.

Family Channel offers the best in family television entertainment in a premium, commercial-free environment. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a daily vacation for children and their families, Family airs a unique mix of top-rated Canadian and acquired series, movies and specials. Family is also home to F2N – an entertainment haven for teens that features high quality programs after 9 p.m. Family Channel subscribers have access to the Family Channel App, Family OnDemand and Family Online at no additional cost, to see hit movies and series when they want them, where they want them. Visit us at Family.ca.


DHX Television is comprised of Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, and is part of DHX Media Ltd., a leading creator, producer, marketer and broadcaster of family entertainment. Dedicated to celebrating family fun, DHX Television delivers best-in-class programming through premium subscriptions and its original production mandate, and creates and produces captivating in-market events that appeal to Canadian families. DHX Television is home to world-renowned series including The Next Step, Degrassi: Next Class and Teletubbies. DHX Media Ltd. has offices globally, and is traded on the NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.

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For additional information, please contact:

Joanna Landsberg
Publicist – DHX Television
joanna.landsberg@dhxmedia.com
416.977.7458

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