NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival – the legendary concert event which re-writes radio history year after year through powerful and unforgettable performances, taking place on September 23 and 24 at Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena. This year, the iconic line-up will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also include performances from this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Los 5.
For the sixth year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature one-of-a-kind collaborations and surprise performances. The star-studded weekend will begin on the evening of Friday, September 23, 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 at the iHeartRadio Music Festival will return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 24 with performances by Sam Hunt, Panic! At The Disco, Alessia Cara, Troye Sivan, Hailee Steinfeld, Good Charlotte, Jeremih, Lissie, Cold War Kids, Daya, Cage The Elephant, The Chainsmokers, Bryson Tiller and DNCE. In addition to live performances from today’s emerging artists, The Village will also feature fan zones and specially curated interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
iHeartMedia and the Global Citizen Festival will once again partner to harness the power of music to fight inequality, protect our planet and end extreme poverty by 2030. For the fifth consecutive year, iHeartMedia is the official radio and digital streaming partner of the Global Citizen Festival – a free ticketed event on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City.
This year both the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Global Citizens Festival take place on the same weekend, allowing for live music performances and messaging to be shared between the two stages in New York City and Las Vegas.
“After five years of producing some of the best lineups to ever take the stage, we’re excited to unveil one of the strongest iHeartRadio Music Festival rosters to date,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming at iHeartMedia. “This year’s show is a complete cross section of the best artists from every genre of music. The weekend will be a true representation of the diversity of our iHeartRadio stations across the country as well as the music you find on the iHeartRadio app.”
Each night, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live for fans via iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across 150 markets. The CW Network will also exclusively livestream both nights of the festival via CWTV.com and The CW App, and then broadcast a two-night television special on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7 from 8 p.m – 10 p.m. EST/PST.
“When we first launched the Festival six years ago people wondered how such a diverse line up of artists would play together on the same stage," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. " The fan reaction was immediate, and overnight the Festival became known as the year’s ultimate celebration of the best in all genres of music."
Beginning today at 9 a.m. EST / 6 a.m. PST, MasterCard® holders 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/MasterCard. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 30 at 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST via iHeartRadio.com/tickets. 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 2016 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: Garnier Fructis®, Ideal Image®, Jack Link’s Jerky, Macy's, MasterCard®, Mazda®, MGM Resorts, Mondelēz International, the maker of OREO, RITZ, TRIDENT and SOUR PATCH KIDS, State Farm®, StubHub, T-Mobile, Taco Bell®, The CW Network, THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN starring Hailee Steinfeld, TWIX® Brand, Ulta Beauty, and X Out, from the makers of Proactiv®.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia. 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 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over a billion downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 85 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.