To celebrate Coca-Cola’s summer campaign to encourage people to ‘Choose Happiness’, TV presenter Angela Scanlon today (4 June) launched a massive nationwide tour - Your Summer, Your Choice.

The fully customisable music event will visit towns and cities across the country and in a unique twist, festival-goers will be the ones in the driving seat, choosing everything from the DJ’s tunes to the stage visuals.

‘Smiles’ will also lie at the heart of this one-of-a-kind festival. Ireland’s first ever 360ᵒ Selfie Stage will go on tour to capture the smiles of the nation in the unique form of GIFs or ‘moving’ images. Custom built to deliver the perfect 360ᵒ selfie, Coca-Cola is challenging music-lovers to take to the stage to flash a winning smile for a chance to win a package of ten weekend tickets to Longitude Festival, and feature on the big screen with their friends1.

The events, which are free to attend, will also include special Coca-Cola vending machines where the only currency accepted is a smile!

Those who can’t attend one of the events can still be in with a chance to win the Longitude Festival tickets by sending their smiles to Coca-Cola’s new Irish Snapchat account @CocaColaIreland2.

Coca-Cola’s ambassador Angela Scanlon said, "I love a good selfie so you can imagine the fun I have had launching Ireland's first 360ᵒ Selfie Stage.

“With the ‘Your Summer, Your Choice’ tour we’re looking to capture the nation’s most captivating smiles, pinched puckers, cheesy grins, sultry 'smizes'- the works! Stop by the event to try out the selfie stage or join in the fun on Snapchat @CocaColaIreland.”

The nation can start practicing the perfect smile by nabbing one of 250,000 selfie sticks being given away with Coca-Cola packs all summer.

TOUR DATES

● Saturday 13th June: Galway, Eyre Square
● Sunday 14th June: Limerick, Sir Arthurs Quay
● Saturday 20th June: Dublin, City Centre
● Sunday 21st June: Cork, Mahon Point SC
● Friday 26th June: Kilkenny
● Saturday 27th June: Belfast, Victoria Shopping Centre

Those heading to the Longitude Festival on the Saturday 19th June, can also experience the Your Summer, Your Choice experience within the festival grounds.

For full Terms and Conditions and more info visit www.cokezone.ie / www.facebook.com/cocacola

ENDS

1. If successful, each under 16 year old attending the Longitude Festival must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is inclusive of the 10 tickets in the prize package.
2. One winner will be selected from the total entries across the Snapchat platform and Your Summer, Your Choice events. Full terms and conditions are available on CokeZone.ie

About Choose Happiness
Choose Happiness represents the beginning of a shift in marketing strategy for Coca-Cola where all of its four variants are marketed within one brand, across all touch points. The new strategy will highlight ‘choice’ by putting focus on the distinct characteristics of the different Coca-Cola variants so customers are new encouraged to choose the best Coke to fit their needs and occasion.

For 129 years, Coca-Cola has been providing uplifting refreshment and moments of happiness. From simple moments of connection like sharing a meal together or special occasions such as Christmas, Coca-Cola has always encouraged people to see the glass half-full. With Choose Happiness, Coca-Cola is motivating people to further: to realise that it is not only about seeing the glass half full, but to take action to fill the glass up themselves.

About Coca-Cola Ireland
Coca-Cola Ireland (CCI) is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company and is responsible for marketing 20 brands to consumers across the Island of Ireland. The Company focuses on developing new and existing brands including Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable brands.

Coca-Cola’s portfolio in Ireland also includes Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Coca-Cola Life, Sprite and Fanta as well as Lilt, Dr Pepper, Kia Ora, BPM, Nestea, Oasis still fruit drinks and isotonic sports drink Powerade. We also own the Schweppes product range, and Relentless energy drinks.

For more information about Coca-Cola Ireland, please visit our website at www.coca-cola.ie.

About The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company's portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, POWERADE, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia, Dasani, FUZE TEA and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.