iHeartMedia has announced the star-studded line-up for the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, the highly anticipated mega-concert event that re-writes radio history every year, taking place on September 18th and 19th in Las Vegas. This year’s lineup will feature Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Janet Jackson and more. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include performances from this year’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Christina Grimmie, as well as other surprise special guests and the kind of never-before-imagined collaborations that the iHeartRadio Music Festival is known for.
The legendary weekend-long concert event will kick off Friday evening, September 18th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with host Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping No. 1 Los Angeles morning drive-time show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM as well as the nationally-syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” heard on 170 stations across America.
The Daytime Village will return to the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 19th with performances by Demi Lovato, Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk The Moon, Nick Jonas, Big Sean, Lee Brice, George Ezra, Tori Kelly, Echosmith, James Bay, The Struts, Zella Day and Shawn Mendes. The Daytime Village will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
“Each year we look to create history with the iHeartRadio Music Festival by curating a lineup of the biggest artists from every genre. What makes this show unlike all others is that every artist is a massive star and could easily headline the MGM Arena on their own,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia. “With unbelievable live performances and collaborations, every year the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Village are the ultimate celebrations of artists and music.”
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations for fans throughout the country across 150 markets and will stream live on Yahoo Live each night at 7:30 p.m. PST. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also return to The CW Network as an exclusive two-night special on September 29th and 30th from 8-10 p.m.
“Each year we look to create history with the iHeartRadio Music Festival by curating a lineup of the biggest artists from every genre.”
“If you are a music fan, you will be able to find this year’s festival everywhere you turn… on the radio, online and on television,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. “By making it available to so many people, we generate billions of social media impressions throughout the weekend.”
Fans can use their MasterCard for access to a limited number of tickets through a special pre-sale for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Tickets will be available only at iHeartRadio.com/MasterCard. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1st at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST via iHeartRadio.com/buytickets. Tickets for the Daytime Village are also on sale and can be purchased via iHeartRadio.com/village.
In addition, throughout a summer-long on-air and online promotion, iHeartMedia station listeners across the country will have the chance to win one-of-a-kind, all-expense-paid dream trips to Las Vegas, where they will join thousands of other dedicated music fans to experience the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the legendary MGM Grand. One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen to receive a fantasy all-access experience.
Proud partners of this year’s event include: Buffalo Wild Wings, Garnier Fructis, Ideal Image, Macy’s, MATADOR Beef Jerky, MasterCard, Mazda North American Operations, MGM Resorts International, Pepsi, SNICKERS Bar, State Farm, Taco Bell, The CW Network, Ulta Beauty and UnitedHealthcare.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia.
Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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