Pauly D Joins NKOTBSB, The Wanted For MixTape Fest

Kelly Clarkson, The Fray and LL Cool J also on tap for inaugural summer music festival at Pennsylvania's Hershey Park.

Hey, pop fans: Hankering to party at your own summer music festival? Well, the spankin’ new MixTape Fest has your back.

The festival, set to take place August 17-18 at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania, will bring together an interesting array of artists ranging from old-school acts like LL Cool J to newbies the Wanted. Over two days and two stages, nine artists are set to perform. This marks the first year of the festival.

The Friday show will include performances from Kelly Clarkson, The Fray (both acts will also be on their own tour at the same time), New Kids on the Block, DJ Pauly D and Steel Panther. NKOTBSB, LL Cool J featuring Z Trip, the Wanted and the Dan Band all will take the stage for the Saturday show. According to a press release, this will be the only North American date for boy-band mega-group NKOTBSB after they wrap up a tour abroad.

“It’s an honor for us to be a part of the inaugural year of MixTape,” New Kids on the Block said in a statement about the festivities. “To share the stage with such mega-artists as Kelly Clarkson, LL Cool J and the Fray is really exciting.

“With the artist selection, and all of the amenities and accommodations offered, this festival is raising the bar to the next level. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend our weekend than with our amazing fans, and there couldn’t be a better setting than such a fun-filled festival with such an amazing bill of artists.”

Tickets will go on sale April 27. More information about the festival can be found on the MixTape Fest 2012 official website.