New York, NY (July 23, 2014) – Clear Channel announced today the star-studded lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the legendary weekend-long concert event that re-writes radio history each year, taking place Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 in Las Vegas. This year’s icon-filled 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; plus 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 the top-rated nationally syndicated LA Morning drive-time show – “On Air with Ryan Seacrest.”
The iHeartRadio Music Festival Village returns to The Lot across from Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday afternoon with live performances 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 also will feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival promotion kicked off this morning 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.”
“Year after year the iHeartRadio Music Festival continues to deliver an unprecedented music experience for millions of fans nationwide. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of it,” said Ryan Seacrest, host of the iHeartRadio Music Festival. “The adrenaline-pumping performances by pop stars and legendary artists alike, the never-seen-before collaborations, the energy of the fans and the artists, this is truly an event like no other.”
Beginning today at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST, MasterCard cardholders will have access to a limited number of pre-sale tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Festival. MasterCard is bringing cardmembers a truly Priceless Las Vegas experience by providing them with the first ever pre-sale for this one-of-a-kind concert. Tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, July 26 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST via Ticketmaster.com.
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 also will return to The CW Network as an exclusive two-night special September 29 and 30 from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Proud 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®.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. For more details about the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/festival.
Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
About MGM Grand Garden Arena:The Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 14,000 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound.
The Grand Garden Arena is known for hosting legendary events such as world championship boxing featuring the legends of the sport – Floyd Mayweather, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and many more. The venue also has been home to many premier UFC fights. Music lovers have experienced some of the industry’s biggest stars at the Grand Garden Arena including performances by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The Grand Garden Arena also hosts a variety of special events and sporting events annually including major awards shows, college basketball, pre-season NHL and NBA games, among others. The Grand Garden Arena is operated by a joint venture, the interest of which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by a subsidiary of AEG that also owns and operates T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.