Last year marked the first Mixtape Festival, and with headliners like New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and LL Cool J, it was far more overt about its nostalgia cash-in purpose than other summer music spectacles. And now the Mixtape Fest is back for a second year, and it promises to be even more blatantly tailored to people who grew up on ’90s pop. NKOTB’s Donnie Wahlberg was on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show to announce some of the big names on this year’s bill, including his group and his Package Tour pals Boyz II Men.
“There’s Train and Hanson and Jonas Brothers and TLC‘s reunion and Gavin DeGraw and all these incredible artists, and it’s going to be awesome,” he told Seacrest. “It was so much fun last year, we just couldn’t miss it again this year.” This will mark TLC’s first North American performance in a decade. Meanwhile, NKOTB, Hanson and JoBros are all riding a wave of momentum from new music this year. And Train is, well, Train.
The festival runs July 26 and 27 in Hershey, PA and will also feature The Script and OneRepublic. Two-day passes are only 50 bucks, which is a pretty low price to pay for a live re-creation of your formative pop years. Head below to see the lineup announcement video.