The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 lineup has been revealed, and it is epic. The festival is happening September 19 and 20 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The participating artists span many different genres and styles. Here’s the lineup:
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 other special surprise guests to be announced.
President of Clear Channel’s national programming platforms Tom Poleman told Billboard that
We always say the artists who perform at iHeartRadio are the biggest of the big, the leaders in every genre of music.
The festival will be hosted once again by Ryan Seacrest, which was announced on all 840 Clear Channel radio stations, their websites and the iHeartRadio app. Throughout the summer, Clear Channel stations will also host all-expenses-paid trips to Vegas, so lucky winners can attend the festival and see the artists live.
Tom Poleman also told Billboard that
We want to continue to deliver the goods for artists and help their development, and to see more great music to keep the radio industry healthy…It’s great to have the diversity of genres this year, too. We have Motley Crue, which is obviously very different from Train, Eric Church, or Ariana Grande, but that’s what makes it so special. You’ll often have people on the side of the stage watching other bands. It’s not unthinkable to see someone like Coldplay watching Zac Brown or One Direction because they’re already on-set and they never get to see them play themselves.
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