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Downtown Los Angeles to Host Second Annual Christmasland Festival and Concert Series

Nov 10, 2015

Galpin Ford Presents KOST 103.5's ChristmasLand, Featuring Classic Holiday Activities, Outdoor Entertainment, Ice Skating and Two Live Concert Events December 5th & 6th, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (November 10th, 2015) – KOST 103.5, L.A.'s home for holiday music, announced today the second annual ChristmasLand, a Christmas street festival and concert series presented by Galpin Ford, the largest volume Ford dealer in the world, in partnership with iHeartMedia Los Angeles, AEG and Freely. Two Christmas concerts will occur in Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theatre) at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.

The first concert will be on Saturday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m., featuring Kim Walker-Smith & Jesus Culture including Brian and Katie Torwalt, John Mark and Sarah McMillian. Walker-Smith will be joined by Grammy Award winning artist Michelle Williams with the voices of Faithful Central Bible Church, Mosaic MSC, Bethel Music Kids featuring singer-songwriter Amanda Cook, Saddleback Worship and Chad Veach of Zoe Church.

The second concert will be on Sunday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m., featuring Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum band Train, Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling a cappella group Pentatonix and platinum-selling pop singer-songwriter Andy Grammer.

Tickets for the ChristmasLand concert series can be purchased at www.axs.com. For more artist announcements and ChristmasLand updates, please visit: www.christmasland.com

The ChristmasLand Street Festival is free to the public and will include a Santa experience, ice skating rink, carousel, Christmas themed activities for kids and live entertainment on the ChristmasLand Main Stage. The open-air festival will run from 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6 on Chick Hearn Court between STAPLES Center and Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE.

"Freely is thrilled to serve the city of Los Angeles, alongside KOST 103.5, with the Christmas spirit, where people can celebrate with their families and friends; and we are grateful for the support of Galpin Ford. As community leaders working in Southern California for 30+ years, their values align perfectly with this event," said Dave Drever, ChristmasLand's Managing Director and founder of Freely, a media company represented by WME.

"We are very excited to have KOST 103.5 Christmasland return to Microsoft Theater and L.A. LIVE this holiday season," said Lee Zeidman, President, Microsoft Theater. "This year's great concert lineup and activities planned for Microsoft Square will get everyone in the holiday spirit."

"KOST 103.5 is excited to once again have the opportunity to bring this family friendly festival and concert experience to our listeners. Seeing families create holiday memories truly lines up with our mission of helping people feel good for the holidays," said Michael La Crosse, KOST 103.5 Program Director

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KOST 103.5 is one of the most listened to stations in the U.S. when they go to all-Christmas music, and is a leading media outlet in the Los Angeles market and its programming and content are available across multiple platforms, including its broadcast stations; online via its branded digital sites; mobile; and social, with nationwide listening through iHeartRadio — with its more than 700 million downloads, more than 75 million social media followers and 87 million digital uniques across the Network.

Media Contacts: ChristmasLand
Marina Maroste Paul (Microsoft Theater)| [email protected]

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