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        Virgin Mobile to host surprise MGMT gig as part of the
                  ‘Virgin Mobile Surprise Gig Tour’

        ~ Get 1GB of free data with Virgin Mobile until June 2010 ~

Sydney, 29 March 2010 – To celebrate its Surprise Gig bonus data offer, Virgin
Mobile today announced an exclusive ‘surprise gig’ with MGMT, to be held at the
Virgin Mobile Metro in Sydney on 7th April.


MGMT’s scheduled concert on 6 April sold out within the hour but Virgin Mobile has
secured the Grammy award nominees for a second ‘surprise’ show. Tickets will be
given away with the online purchase of MGMT’s new album Congratulations through
Members’ Lounge, and are available from 11am Wednesday March 31st. Details on
how to get tickets can be found on facebook.com/memberslounge.


Virgin Mobile's Surprise Gig offer gives its Members a ‘surprise’ 1GB bonus internet
data to use as they like to enjoy more internet. It gives Post-Paid Mobile Members
the opportunity to get a 1GB data plan free for three months, Post-Paid Broadband
Members a bonus 1GB monthly for three months, a 1GB bonus with Your Cap
recharges for Pre-Paid Mobile, and a 1GB bonus on activation for new Pre-Paid
Broadband Members. The offer runs until 30 June 2010.


The Surprise Gig tour features surprise performances by various artists at
unexpected locations in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane between April and June
this year. Exclusive content relating to the Virgin Mobile Surprise Gig tour including
ringtones, videos, wallpapers and exclusive music mixes, will be available for
everyone and will help Virgin Mobile Members explore and enjoy their free 1GB of
data.


The MGMT gig is the second Surprise Gig of the tour, which launched in Melbourne
at the weekend, with Wolfmother giving a spectacular performance at the tour’s
launch party hosted by Richard Branson.
Virgin Mobile’s Marketing Director Anthony Hearne said, “Wolfmother gave a
fantastic performance on the weekend in Melbourne and we’re thrilled to surprise
MGMT fans with a second chance to see them at the Virgin Mobile Metro next week
and provide the opportunity for everyone to enjoy MGMT content for free.”


For the remainder of the ‘surprise’ gigs, the artist and location will be announced
shortly before they take place through the Virgin Mobile Members Lounge
facebook.com/memberslounge. To get Surprise Gigs alerts, information about getting
tickets to a MGMT’s exclusive performance, and for all Surprise Gig Tour content
including Wolfmother and more, simply become a fan of Members’ Lounge on
Facebook: www.facebook.com/memberslounge.


For more on Virgin Mobile’s Surprise Gig offer, go to:
www.virginmobile.com.au/surprisegig.


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For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
Jess Makin – One Green Bean – jess@onegreenbean.com.au or 02 8020 1806
Sarah Blades – Virgin Mobile – sarah.blades@virginmobile.com.au or 0434 939
591

 
Terms and Conditions apply, including Post-Paid Mobile: 1GB data plan costs
$15 a month. For each of the first three months you’ll receive a credit of $15. Post-
Paid Broadband: 1 GB of bonus data will be applied to the accounts of customers
on eligible plans each month for three months. Pre-Paid Mobile: Only 5GB may be
accumulated at any 1 time. 28 day expiry. Pre-Paid Broadband: New customers
only, excludes BYO. Activate before 30/6/10 to receive 1GB bonus data. See
virginmobile.com.au for full terms and conditions.

								
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