The Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj tapped for first ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival

The Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne will headline the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival that will also feature a very special performance by Justin Bieber. The highly anticipated festival, produced by Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, in partnership with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, will bring together some of the biggest chart-topping artists on August 22nd and 23rd at New York’s Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and surrounding beach areas for a weekend of epic music performances.

More than 40 of today’s hottest hitmakers, including Kygo, Jason Derulo, American Authors, Betty Who, The Chainsmokers, Cold War Kids, Fetty Wap, Halsey, Holy Ghost!, Kiesza, Little Mix, Santigold and ZZ Ward, along with exciting breakthrough artists will perform on one of the festival’s three stages throughout the weekend. A full line-up is below.

The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is presented by MasterCard, Sour Patch Kids, Nordstrom Rack and SinfulColors. Citi MasterCard cardmembers who use Citi Wallet connected to MasterPass will have exclusive access to tickets beginning July 13th at 9 a.m. EDT through July 15th at 10 p.m. EDT before they are available to the public. Tickets for the general public go on sale July 16th at 10 a.m. EDT at Live Nation.

Collectively, the festival headliners have 197 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and have sold a combined 116.3 million albums and songs in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. They also represent some of this generation’s biggest social media influencers, with a massive fan following across Twitter, Facebook and other platforms. Joining them will be dozens of Billboard-charting artists spanning multiple genres, from pop and rock to R&B and dance, representing one of the most electrifying and diverse festival line-ups this summer. Fans will see some of their favorite artists at one of the festival’s three stages, including the famed amphitheater Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, as well as two additional stages with one located on the beach.

“It’s an honor to be able to extend the Billboard brand into the festival space, and we feel that Jones Beach is the perfect location to create something truly unique and unforgettable,” said Billboard co-president John Amato.

“The Hot 100 Music Festival will be one of those truly memorable summer concert events. We are very excited to bring fans some of summer 2015’s chart toppers in a venue that will showcase the best these artists have to offer,” said Live Nation President and CEO, Michael Rapino.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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