mtvU Announces that Lil B, Friendly Fires, Pete Wentz, Yelawolf, Zoe Kravitz and Eliza Doolittle will Join Line-up of Presenters at the "2011 mtvU Woodie Awards"
Show Airs Live from Austin, TX at Midnight on March 16th with Host Donald Glover and the Foo Fighters, Wiz Khalifa, Sleigh Bells, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All and Two Door Cinema Club Performing "Breaking Woodie" Fan Voting Open through March 16
New York, NY (March 15, 2011) - MTV's 24-hour college network, mtvU, announced today that Lil B, Friendly Fires, Yelawolf, Zoe Kravitz, Eliza Doolittle and Pete Wentz will join previously announced presenters Matt & Kim, Dev, Chiddy Bang, Skylar Grey and MTV's Liz Lee from "My Life as Liz" to hand over chunks of wood to the "2011 mtvU Woodie Award" winners. Featuring performances by the Foo Fighters, Wiz Khalifa, Sleigh Bells, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All and Two Door Cinema Club, the show will air on Wednesday night, March 16 at 12am (Live ET/ Tape delayed PT) on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU live from Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest Music Festival. Using his triple-threat acting, writing and musical skills to uphold the "Woodies" college-party meets kick-ass concert atmosphere, comedian Donald Glover will host.
Fans can still vote for the "Breaking Woodie" category - exclusively sponsored by ck one - up until the show airs. Nominees include Local Natives, Sleigh Bells, Dev, Wavves, and Two Door Cinema Club, and will be voted on by viewers via a tally of all Tweets and Facebook posts that include a nominee's official "@" Twitter handle or the hashtag #Woodies.
As the only award show to honor and highlight the music and artists voted �best' by the US college audience, the 7th show promises an unforgettable night of music and performances. College students established the "mtvU Woodie Awards" in 2004 and have since propelled numerous recognized acts to the next level of their careers - including surging record sales, headlining tours and mainstream notoriety. Examples include: Fall Out Boy (Streaming Woodie '04), the Killers (Breaking Woodie '04), Death Cab for Cutie (Best Video Woodie '05), Plain White Ts (Breaking Woodie '06), Gym Class Heroes (Woodie of the Year '07), Paramore (Woodie of the Year �08) and Matt & Kim (Best Video Woodie '09).
Jesse Ignjatovic/Den of Thieves is the Executive Producer for the "2011 mtvU Woodie Awards." Garrett English and Amy Doyle are Executive Producers for MTV. Jen Jones is Producer. Joanna Bomberg and Gina Esposito are Executives in Charge of Music and Talent, MTV. Eric Conte is Executive Producer for mtvU.
Official sponsors of the "2011 mtvU Woodie Awards" include American Family Insurance, ck one, DORITOS�, Rhapsody�, Samsung Galaxy Tab�, Sun Drop and U.S. Army.
Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses and via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches nearly 9 million U.S. college students - making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others. mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus. mtvU programs music videos from emerging artists that can't be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change. mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more. For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit www.mtvU.com
About Den of Thieves:
Founded in 2007 by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, Den of Thieves has quickly emerged as a force for ambitious event shows and uniquely stylized reality television series. Using their extensive experience working with talent, Ignjatovic and Prager launched Den of Thieves as the TV arm of the Warner Music Group in 2007. After a successful three year partnership there, they branched out and are now fully independent. With an array of formats ranging from Comedy Central's stand-up special Russell Brand in NYC to VH1's The T.O.Show to the MTV Video Music Awards, Den of Thieves continues to create, develop and produce original television.
MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy�, Grammy� and Peabody� award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.