Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Others Sign On
The annual festival is put on by Clear Channel Radio, the company where Ryan Seacrest got his start. He made the announcement this morning.
Clear Channel has announced the lineup for their annual iHeartRadio Festival, and my, is it ever a lineup.
According to AllAccess, artists signed on so far include Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Usher, Bon Jovi, Lil Wayne, Green Day, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park and Mary J. Blige, among others.
Clear Channel host Ryan Seacrest confirmed the news this morning.
"There's nothing more amazing than the sound of a screaming crowd," Taylor Swift told AllAccess. "Unfortunately last year, I couldn't be a part of the… festival because I was on tour, and I just thought, next year, I'm saving the date."
Clear Channel Radio owns 850 radio stations nationwide, making it the largest radio group in the country. They introduced iHeartRadio in 2008, an internet radio platform. It is available on both Clear Channel and non-Clear Channel radio stations.
"Music is the lifeblood of so much of what we do at Clear Channel, and our listeners are the reason for everything we do. We're focused on making the iHeart Radio Music Festival an experience that excites and electrifies music fans nationwide,” said Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman, according to AllAccess. “And with a lineup like this, we believe we'll exceed all of their expectations."
Ryan Seacrest hosts the syndicated morning show for Clear Channel station KIIS in Los Angeles, as well as his syndicated Top 40 radio show.
"The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a unique celebration of music -- it's the biggest names in the industry coming together for an impressive weekend of live entertainment," said Seacrest, according to AllAccess. "The momentum, energy and music experience around the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival was incredible, and I'm excited to be a part of this must-see event."
The two-day concert will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 21 and 22.
Tickets for the festival go on sale July 14.
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