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Clear Channel Announces Lineup for Two-Day Historic iHeartRadio Music Festival and the Return of the Daytime ‘iHeartRadio Music Festival Village’
|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
“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
Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without
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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