|By Business Wire||
|July 23, 2014 09:07 AM EDT||
Clear Channel announced today the star-studded line-up for the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival, the legendary weekend-long concert event that re-writes radio history each year, 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 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 tickets through a first-ever pre-sale for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Tickets will be available only at iheartradio.com/priceless. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on 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 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.
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 Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media and Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 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 iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 345 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history. Through Clear Channel’s radio personalities’, stations’ and iHeartRadio’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, the company’s social footprint includes more than 53 million people and has amassed 15.4 billion social impressions across its signature events, proving to be one of the most popular digital music destinations in the U.S.
The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
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.
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