iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup unveiled
CCME announced the lineup for the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival, the legendary weekend-long concert event taking place on September 19 and 20 in Las Vegas. This year’s lineup will feature Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Mötley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Steve Aoki and more. Highlights of the show will include performances from this year’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Before You Exit, as well as other surprise special guests and never-before-imagined collaborations. The fourth annual event will kick off Friday evening, September 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with host Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, as well as nationally-syndicated Top 40 radio show.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival Village will return to The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino on Saturday afternoon with live performance by Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz, Lil Jon and more to be announced. The afternoon event will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival promotion kicked off 7/23 with a simultaneous roadblock announcement by all 840 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide, their websites and iHeartRadio. In addition, throughout a summer-long on-air and online promotion, Clear Channel 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 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the legendary MGM Grand.
“Each year we bring the music of the iHeartRadio app to life at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, redefining the live music experience for fans across America with once-in-a-lifetime performances and incredible collaborations that nobody else can provide,” said Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO, Clear Channel. “It’s the ultimate celebration of artists and music, and for the fourth year in a row the Festival will make history with an extraordinary lineup of the biggest names in music across all genres.”
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live on Clear Channel radio stations for fans throughout the country across 150 markets and will stream live on Yahoo Screen (http://yahoo.com/iheart) 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 29 and 30 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Partners of this year’s event include: Ideal Image, Jim Beam Bourbon, Macy’s, MasterCard, MATADOR Beef Jerky, MGM Resorts International, Pennzoil Platinum with PurePlus Technology, Pepsi Made with Real Sugar, State Farm, Taco Bell, The CW Network and wet n wild.