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Party With The Stars On Xbox Live

Be part of the biggest live gaming event across Europe – Xbox Live Party

LONDON, 5th February 2007 - February 9th looks set to enter the record books, as celebrities and thousands of gamers log into the biggest pan-European live gaming event of the year on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system. Huge stars, including American hip hop artist Busta Rhymes, UK singer and songwriter James Morrison, 2006 FIFA World Cup winning squad member Alessandro del Piero, DJ and producer Martin Solveig and Peugeot's Le Man's driver Marc Gené, take part in a series of party events across Europe linked up through the award winning Xbox Live® online service.

Hip hop legend Busta is bringing his game to the UK to host the event at a secret London location from 8pm-11pm and will pit his wits against the cream of UK talent including Dizzee Rascal, Lady Sovereign and Plan B. Joining the hip hop crew will be England and Arsenal striker Theo Walcott, R'n B singer songwriters Lemar and Simon Webbe, plus a host of musical talent from the UK scene.

It is thought thousands of the five million Xbox Live members worldwide will be logging on with friends, musicians, footballers and DJs alike to take part in this unique event, giving gamers the chance to not only chat with their favourite stars, but challenge them to a game on the Xbox 360. For your chance to play against one of the top celebrities taking part, all you have to do is send your details to the following email address:

In the subject line of the email put the name of the celebrity that you would like to play against and in the body of the mail please include the following information:

· Name

· Age

· Nationality

· Gamertag

If you are selected to play you will receive all the information you need to take part nearer the time.

Gamers are also being encouraged to host their own Xbox Live Party. Xbox 360 owners can join the party from the comfort of their homes by signing into Xbox Live at 17.00GMT/18.00CET on February 9th. Xbox will be giving away Xbox Live Vision Cameras to whoever sends in the best pictures from their Xbox Live Party night.

For more information on this event, please visit:


For further information please contact:

Sophie Jackson,, 0207 025 6412

About Xbox 360

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About Xbox Live

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