Much fans should brace themselves because Canada’s biggest street party just got bigger! Announced today on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., another exciting batch of swoon-worthy performers and presenters have been added to the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.The lineup includes an appearance by mega-star Taylor Swift, Aussie teen heartthrob Cody Simpson, punk rockers Billy Talent, teenage singing sensation Austin Mahone, and more.Adding to the list of hot performers is world-renowned electronic dance music producer Armin van Buuren, as he takes to the MMVAs stage for the very first time, along with Trevor Guthrie. MMVA darlings Marianas Trench and Down With Webster also return to deliver explosive performances to their dedicated and loving fans. The full list of performers and presenters announced to date is below.

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The most shriek-worthy night in music just became even more exciting! Announced today on NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., MuchMusic confirmed the latest additions of red-hot celebrity performers and presenters for the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS.Confirmed to perform for the thousands of fans outside of Much HQ are AMERICAN IDOL winnerPhillip Phillips,, as well as Canadian sk8ter sensation Avril Lavigne, MMVA nominee/East Coast hip-hop artist Classified, and first-time nominee Serena Ryder. In addition, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will take to the stage at the legendary corner of Queen and John in downtown Toronto.

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More breaking news on MuchMusic! Viewers should keep it locked into MuchMusic’s NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. next week as it delivers a jam-packed, star-studded week. Kicking things off are visits to NML from Canadian superstars Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on Monday, May 27. Next up is talented actor, Jesse Eisenberg, Wednesday, May 29. Last but not least, onThursday, May 30, international pop-star, and 2011 MMVAs co-host Selena Gomez returns to MUCH HQ to co-host an entire hour of NML, in a live episode airing at a special time, 5 p.m. ET.

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The competition is heating up as MuchMusic and Coca-Cola announced the Top 3 finalists for the 2013 MuchMusic and Coca-Cola Covers competition on a special episode of NEW.MUSIC.LIVE., earlier today. Chosen with the help of fans across Canada, the Top 3 finalists are: theOducado twins (23) from Toronto, ON, Neil Pranjivan (20) from Surrey, BC, andKirstyn Johnson (17) from Strathmore, AB. These talented competitors have scored a VIP trip to the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS on June 16, and their very own, 30-second commercial. 

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Earlier today audience members joined the NEW.MUSIC.LIVE. team to announce that Vancouver’s own pop-rockers Marianas Trench lead the pack with an incredible six nominations for the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. Toronto’s homegrown hero Drake nabbed five nods, while East Coast rapper Classified scored four, and previously announced performer, Demi Lovato, is nominated in two categories this year. 

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