iHeartRadio Annouces Shelton, Chesney For Fifth Music Festival

iHeartRadioKenny Chesney and Blake Shelton were announced as the headlining country acts to hit the stage at the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. from Sept. 18-19. The event will kick off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with host Ryan Seacrest.

The Daytime Village returns to the MGM Resorts Village on Saturday, Sept. 19 with performances, fan zones and interactive experiences.

The line up also includes Kanye West, Sam Smith, The Who, Coldplay, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers, Nick Jonas, Janet Jackson and surprise guests.

“What makes this show unlike all others is that every artist is a massive star and could easily headline the MGM Arena on their own,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations for fans throughout the country across 150 markets and will stream live on Yahoo Screen each night at 7:30 p.m. PT. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also return to The CW Network as an exclusive two-night special on Sept. 29-30 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

A pre-sale for MasterCard customers began July 30. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT via iHeartRadio.com/buytickets. Tickets for the Daytime Village can be purchased via iHeartRadio.com/village. iHeartMedia station listeners will have the chance to win all-expense-paid trips. One grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a fantasy all-access experience.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman.


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