New York, N.Y. – May 28, 2015 – iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for its Daytime Village at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival. The Daytime Village will return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 19 —between the two nights of the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 18 and 19. The main stage performance line-up for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival will be announced later this summer.
The 2015 Daytime Village will feature live performances by both popular and emerging artists, including Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk The Moon, Nick Jonas, George Ezra, Tori Kelly, Echosmith, James Bay, The Struts, Zella Day and Shawn Mendes, with more to be announced. The Daytime Village will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners. Tickets for the Daytime Village are now on sale and can be purchased via iHeartRadio.com/village.
"The Daytime Village has quickly become a showcase for the most exciting young artists in the world," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. "This is a great way to see the future of music in one afternoon."
"We can’t wait for this year’s Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival! Some of our biggest on-air personalities will be inviting their fans to hang out with them on the Vegas Strip while they check out performances from both the hitmakers and the hottest emerging artists in the world," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia. "Fans will get a chance to party with their favorite DJs while taking in some incredible acts. It’s going to be an unforgettable day."
iHeartMedia and Macy's also announced today Christina Grimmie as the winner of the fourth annual Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star campaign. Christina Grimmie will now perform alongside music's biggest stars at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iconic two-night mega-music event.
Christina Grimmie’s career is blowing-up at the moment, and it’s easy to see why. The 21-year-old New Jersey native recently returned from her first European headline tour and is currently preparing for a new music release (Fall 2015). She is a digital phenomenon who graduated from being a YouTube Cover Girl to independently releasing two albums, winning an American Music Award and achieved Top 3 position in Season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Her fiercely loyal fans helped her beat out the other extremely talented artists to win Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star campaign.
"I am beside myself with this contest, the power of my Frands continues to amaze me. Team Grimmie has proven to be by my side time and time again, and I cannot thank them enough for how hard they went at voting," said Grimmie. "I will continue to make my fans proud, it's because of them I am the new Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star. Thank you to Macy’s and iHeartRadio for this amazing opportunity. I’m on cloud nine… Bring on the big stage!"
During the campaign, iHeartRadio listeners and fans as well as Macy's shoppers cast more than 10 million votes for their favorite up-and-coming artists, crowning Christina Grimmie as the 2015 Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star. iHeartRadio fans and Macy’s shoppers also heard music from the top five Rising Star finalists on iHeartRadio via Macy’s exclusive mstyleradio, the retailer’s own radio station which also broadcasts live in-store at Macy’s mstylelab Junior’s and Young Men’s departments nationwide. Exclusive interviews with winner Christina Grimmie are now available on iHeartRadio via mstyleradio, the destination where fans can discover new music, enjoy their favorite hits and connect to the latest in fashion and pop culture.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Village are part of iHeartMedia's roster of incredibly successful nationally-recognized events, including the iHeartRadio Country Festival, iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Music Awards which generated 14 billion social media impressions, almost triple that of the Academy Awards.
Proud partners of this year’s events include: Buffalo Wild Wings®, Garnier Fructis®, Macy’s, MATADOR™ Beef Jerky, Pepsi®, SNICKERS® Bar, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, The CW Network and ULTA Beauty®. The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia.
For more details about the Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/village. Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
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About MGM Grand Garden Arena:
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez; and concerts 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 MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to annual events including Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.