Monday, July 25, 2016

U2, Sting, Billy Idol, Usher and Tears For Fears on Initial Lineup For the iHeartRadio Music Festival

by VVN Music

For the sixth year, iHeartMedia will present the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.

A two-night affair, September 23 and 24, the show brings together some of the biggest names in music for performances including a number of one-of-a-kind collaborations.

Artists announced for the two night event include:

  • 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 Gande
  • Pitbull
  • Usher
iHeartMedia will also bring back the Daytime Village, a showcase on Saturday, September 24 across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino, which will include performances by:
  • Sam Hunt
  • Panic! at the Disco
  • Alessia Cole
  • Troye Sivan
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Good Charlotte
  • Jeremih
  • Lissie
  • Cold War Kids
  • Daya
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Chainsmokers
  • Bryson Tiller
  • DNCE
Tom Poleman, president of National Programming for iHeartMedia, said "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. 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."

The festival will be broadcast both nights on iHeartMedia stations in 150 markets and will be live streamed by the CW at Highlights from the festival will be shown on CW over two nights on October 6 and 7.