iHeartMedia Announces 2018 Lineup for Its Legendary iHeartRadio Music Festival
The CW Network Will Exclusively Live Stream the Mega-Concert via CWTV.com and The CW App and Broadcast the Two-Day Televised Special on October 7 and October 8
NEW YORK (June 5, 2018) – iHeartMedia announced today the iconic lineup for the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival, the legendary concert event which creates radio history year after year through powerful and unforgettable performances. The event will take place on September 21 and 22 at Las Vegas’ hottest entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena. This year, the epic two-day lineup will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Jack White, Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Jason Aldean, Sam Smith, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Panic! At The Disco, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Kygo, Rae Sremmurd, Logic and more. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include a performance from this year’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, to be announced on July 6.
For the eighth year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will once again feature one-of-a-kind collaborations and surprise performances. The star-studded weekend will begin on the evening of Friday, September 21 and run through Saturday, September 22. Ryan Seacrest will return as host for the entire weekend. Seacrest is 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 nearly 170 stations worldwide.
The Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 22 with performances by Logic, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, Bazzi, Belly, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots and Greta Van Fleet with more to be announced. In addition to live performances from today’s emerging artists, the Daytime Stage will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
“There’s no other concert with a lineup as diverse at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. We pride ourselves on inviting the most eclectic lineup of headliners you’ll ever see on one stage,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “This Festival has the best artists from every style of music heard on iHeartRadio stations across America, giving both artists and our listeners a once-in a lifetime experience.”
Each night, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live for fans via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets. The CW Network will also exclusively livestream both nights of the festival via CWTV.com and The CW App, and broadcast a two-night television special on October 7 and October 8 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST/PST.
“This is the only annual Festival in America that lives as a live event, national radio broadcast, video stream and network television special,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “It is truly a festival for millions.”
Beginning June 12 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST, Capital One cardholders will have 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/CapitalOne. Additionally, there will be a Premier Access Package available during the Capital One cardholder pre-sale which includes access to a front row fan pit at the main stage on September 22, a backstage tour, a Daytime Stage ticket and an exclusive artist experience. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 15 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST via iHeartRadio.com/Tickets. Tickets for the Daytime Stage are also on sale and can be purchased via iHeartRadio.com/Tickets.
In addition, throughout a summer-long on-air and online promotion, iHeartMedia station listeners across the country will have the chance to win a one-of-a-kind dream trip to Las Vegas where they will join thousands of other dedicated music fans to experience the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena. One Grand Prize Winner will be chosen to receive a fantasy all-access experience.
Proud partners of this year’s event include: 1800® Tequila, Bai Beverages, Bioré® Skincare, Capital One®, The CW Network, Macy’s, T-Mobile and Taco Bell® with more to be announced.
The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, and Tom Poleman. For more details about the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/festival.
Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio offers users the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.
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