Dell Launches Summer Rocks Festival Tour and Sweepstakes with a Head-Turning Towel Drop at Parks and Beaches Nationwide : Kick-off Celebrates Hi-Def Mobile Lifestyles with Arrays of Super-Sized, Eye-Popping Beach Towels

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A sea of color will wash over select recreational hotspots across the United States Saturday, July 26, as Dell choreographs mass arrays of the quintessential summer accessory – a super-sized, eye-popping beach towel. The event launches Dell’s six-festival Summer Rocks Tour and Sweepstakes.a

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The combination of technology and recreation adds unique depth and dimensions to the music festival experience.

Large-scale checkerboard mosaics comprised of hundreds of colorful beach towels are planned for:

          Austin, Texas Chicago, Illinois Los Angeles, California Miami, Florida New York, New York Seattle, Washington The premium bamboo towels evoke the new Dell Studio laptop PCs, which are available in more than 10 color combinations.

Hangtags on the towels announce the Dell Summer Rocks Sweepstakesa, which offers passionate music fans the chance to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the 2008 Austin City Limits Music Festival, Sept. 26-28 in Austin, Texas.

Dell's Summer Rocks Tour will take the Dell Dome experience to six of the summer's hottest music festival destinations:

          Lollapalooza – Chicago, Aug. 1-3

Virgin Mobile Festival – Baltimore, Aug. 9-10 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival – San Francisco, Aug. 22-24 Bumbershoot – Seattle, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 Monolith Music Festival – Morrison, Colo., Sept. 13-14 Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, Texas, Sept. 26-28 The exterior of the geodesic Dell Dome will serve as a massive canvas for the work of Brooklyn-based artist Mike Ming, whose designs are available on the Dell™ Inspiron™ 1525 laptop. Ming also will create a new work of art at each Dell Dome event and assist visitors with their own projects.

Inside the Dell Dome, visitors can take part in unique Dell experiences like:

          Stations for creating a 20-track "digital mix tape" from a menu of up to 100 songs.

  A pop culture hair salon, where stylists will recreate iconic rock star hairdos.   Custom and Mike Ming original airbrush tattoos.   Custom heat iron transfers for shirts, bags and scarves. "The Dell Dome is a multimedia playground that celebrates self-expression and promotes sharing through art, music and design," said Lisa Hassel, experiential marketing manager for Dell's Consumer business. "The combination of technology and recreation adds unique depth and dimensions to the music festival experience."

For highlights from the Dell Summer Rocks tour, and special online features and downloads, visit the Dell Lounge.

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a NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 YEARS AND OLDER. VOID IN AK, HI, AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 9/7/08. For Official Rules, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit Sponsor: Dell Marketing, LP, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682.

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