iHeartRadio Music Festival

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iHeartRadio Music Festival
Genre Various
Location(s) MGM Grand Garden Arena (2011–15)
Las Vegas Village (2013–present)
T-Mobile Arena (2016–present)
Paradise, Nevada
Years active 2011–present
Founded by iHeartRadio
(iHeartMedia, Inc.)
Website
festival.iheart.com

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a two-day festival held each September since 2011 by iHeartRadio in Paradise, Nevada. From 2011 to 2015, the festival was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, with the Las Vegas Village outdoor venue added in 2013. The 2016 event will be held at the T-Mobile Arena. The 2011 edition was broadcast by VH1, while every edition since 2012 has been broadcast by The CW.[1][2][3][4] The shows get subsequent replays on Palladia.[5]

The two-day festival was expanded in 2013 with the addition of the iHeartRadio "village", a separate event free to attend for those who won tickets to the main event or available for separate purchase.[6][7] According to Billboard, the main festival "showcases some of the most well-established artists in the genre" while the village showcases newer, rising acts.[8] In 2013, the magazine wrote that the festival had "quickly established itself as a home to every major artist."[7]

Line-ups[edit]

2011[edit]

The festival took place on September 23-24, 2011.[9][10] Artist were, among others: The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Karmin, Jane's Addiction, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, (feat. Alicia Keys) Steven Tyler (with Jeff Beck, feat. Nicole Scherzinger), Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts (feat. Natasha Bedingfield), Jennifer Lopez, Sublime with Rome, David Guetta (feat. Usher), Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga(feat. Sting)

2012[edit]

The festival took place on September 21-22, 2012.[11][12] Artists were, among others; Rihanna, Green Day, Usher, Swedish House Mafia (feat. Usher), Lil Wayne(feat. Keyshia Cole), Psy, Jason Aldean, Bon Jovi, Megan and Liz, Miranda Lambert(feat. Pistol Annies), No Doubt(with Pink), Pitbull(feat. Ne-Yo), deadmau5(feat. Gerard Way), Aerosmith, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, Mary J. Blige(feat. Prince), Enrique Iglesias(feat. Sammy Adams and Pitbull), Calvin Harris (feat. Ne-Yo), Brad Paisley, Pink

2013[edit]

The festival took place on September 20-21, 2013.[13][14][15] Artist were, amongst others: Queen + Adam Lambert (feat. Fun.), Katy Perry (feat. Juicy J), Ylvis, Chris Brown (feat. Benny Benassi), Benny Benassi, Elton John, J. Cole (feat. Miguel and TLC), Tiësto, Muse, Keith Urban, Robin Thicke, The Summer Set, Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason DeRulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd (feat. Ne-Yo), Twenty One Pilots, Pete Tong, Awolnation, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Kesha (feat. Joan Jett), Phoenix, Bruno Mars, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Tim McGraw, Maroon 5, Zedd, Paul McCartney, and Migos

2014[edit]

The festival took place on September 19-20, 2014.[16][17][18] Artists were, among others: Ariana Grande (feat. Childish Gambino), Usher (feat. Chris Brown), Jason DeRulo, Zac Brown Band, Steve Aoki, Mötley Crüe, Nicki Minaj (feat. Ariana Grande), Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nico & Vinz, Meghan Trainor, Magic!, Fences (feat. Macklemore), Calvin Harris, Lil Jon, Paramore, Lorde, Train, Weezer, Ed Sheeran, One Direction

2015[edit]

The festival took place on September 18–19, 2015.[19] Artists were, among others: Demi Lovato, Kanye West, Sam Smith, Coldplay, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Diddy, Christina Grimmie, Jennifer Lopez. Janet Jackson was due to perform on September 19, but withdrew for unknown reasons.

2016[edit]

The festival took place on September 23-24, 2016. Artists were, among others: Ariana Grande, Drake, Britney Spears (feat. G-Eazy), Sam Hunt, Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Cage The Elephant, Tears For Fears, Pitbull, U2, Sting, Usher, Backstreet Boys, Zedd

Press coverage[edit]

Entertainment Weekly in its review of the inaugural festival called out the rotating stage as a mechanism that kept the show on schedule, noting that the festival "was all about instant gratification" with a general focus on radio hits.[20][21] In 2012, the angry departure of singer Billie Joe Armstrong from the stage after organizers ended the Green Day set prematurely prompted coverage by news outlets such as Billboard, MTV, Fuse and Huffington Post.[22][23][24][25] The year was also noted for a number of duets, including when unexpected performer Prince joined Mary J. Blige for two numbers, when P!nk sang "Just A Girl" with No Doubt, and when Swedish House Mafia teamed up with Usher in performing their song "Euphoria".[7][26] In 2014, Billboard commented on the recent radio successes of the performers on the Village Stage, stating that "With so many performers that had recently broken out of relative obscurity with smash singles, the iHeartRadio Village felt like a Top 40 playlist put on shuffle."[8] In 2014, the Associated Press noted that a few surprises had been mixed with the show's "steady dose of hits", including an appearance of the Black Eyes Peas' Will.I.Am on stage with DJ Steve Aoki and "unexpected appearances" by Alicia Keys and Jason DeRulo.[27]

iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party[edit]

In addition to the music festival held annually every fall, iHeartRadio also coordinates a mini-festival every summer, known as the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, formerly known as the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party until 2015. Every year since 2012, iHeartRadio has scheduled multiple acts to perform over a weekend in the summer. The first three years of the festival took place at Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida on June 30, June 28-29, and June 27-28, respectively. For 2015, the event was renamed the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party and the festival moved to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The event was held on May 30, 2015. The 2016 event returned to the Fontainebleau in Miami Beach and took place on May 21, 2016.

2012[28]

Artists: Calvin Harris, Gym Class Heroes (feat. Adam Levine and Neon Hitch), Maroon 5, Flo Rida

2013[29]

Artists: Icona Pop, Krewella, Afrojack, Kesha, Pitbull

2014[30][31]

Artists: Lil Jon (feat. Steve Aoki), Iggy Azalea, Tiësto, Ariana Grande, Neon Trees, Magic!, Jennifer Lopez

2015[32]

Artists: David Guetta, Nick Jonas, Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Shaggy, Echosmith

2016

Artists: Flo Rida, DNCE, Tinashe, Lukas Graham, Kygo, Jason Derulo, and Hailee Steinfeld

2017

Artists: DJ Khaled, Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Miley Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Halsey, Tinashe, and Luis Fonsi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Oldenburg, Ann (28 July 2012). "CW to broadcast iHeartRadio music festival". USA Today. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
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