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Gilt City Announces Partnership with AEG to Sell Exclusive VIP packages to Members Nationally

Gilt City Kicks off Partnership with Exclusive Access to the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

New York, NY—March 23rd, 2011—Gilt City, (www.giltcity.com), the leading online luxury experience site, announces a partnership with AEG to offer members exclusive VIP packages to some of the country’s premiere live music events.

“Gilt City is thrilled to offer our members curated VIP packages to many of the musical events AEG produces,” says Zach Overton, Senior Director of National Ticketing for Gilt City. “Kicking it off with the unique experience of Coachella is a perfect match for Gilt City’s goal to deliver insider access to some of the most coveted and exclusive events every day.”

“Gilt City is an ideal digital partner for many of the highly anticipated AEG events,” says Todd Goldstein, President of AEG Global Partnerships. “AEG’s premier entertainment assets are perfect for the luxury-minded members on Gilt City and we’re excited to give VIP access through their site to fans nationwide.”

To launch the AEG partnership, Gilt City will offer members a choice of two exclusive VIP packages to the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival including a VIP ticket to Coachella, one ticket to a private off-site event, a digital sampler of featured Coachella artists provided by Universal Music Group, and the option of a luxury shuttle service back from the Festival for three days, provided by Limos.com.

Gilt City’s partnership with AEG best showcases Gilt City’s growing ticketing and entertainment platform. Gilt City has past partnered with Paramount Pictures offering exclusive pre-screenings of the film, “No Strings Attached,” offered members pre-sale access to tickets to Florence + the Machine’s 13-city U.S. tour, VIP tickets to a New York Rangers game, and many more. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.giltcity.com

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About Gilt City: Gilt City provides access to a broad range of local services at exclusive prices to its membership. Each sale lasts seven days and features many of a city's most sought-after restaurants, spas, concerts, cultural offerings and more. Gilt City is currently available in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles. A subsidiary of Gilt Groupe Inc., Gilt City is headquartered in New York City with local curators in each market. To find out more please visit www.giltcity.com

About AEG: AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 facilities such as STAPLES Center, The Home Depot Center (Carson, CA), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), The Rose Garden (Portland, OR), Best Buy Theater (New York), Sprint Center, (Kansas City), Mercedes Benz Arena (Shanghai), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Acer Arena (Sydney, Australia), The Globe arena (Stockholm, Sweden), O2 World arena (Berlin, Germany) and The O2 arena and entertainment district (London, England); sports franchises and events under AEG Sports including the Amgen Tour of California, Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and two MLS franchises in addition to overseeing privately held management shares of the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA). AEG Live, the world’s second largest concert, promotion and touring company, is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions with fifteen regional offices. AEG has created L.A. LIVE, a 4 million square foot / $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports, residential & entertainment district featuring Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE and Club Nokia, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Residences at The Ritz Carlton – all in a single tower), the Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, “broadcast” facilities for ESPN, along with entertainment, restaurant and office space.

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