iHeartRadio Festival Attracts Super Pop Acts to Inaugural Kickoff

Posted September 6, 2011 by J Matthew Cobb in News

iHeartRadio preps for pop-frizzy lineup at inaugural sold-out fest

The word pop and festival hasn’t been billed together since the Monterry Pop Festival and its assembly-line wannabes of the Sixties. But iHeartRadio, an online provider of streaming music and a host of radio stations, is hoping to change all of that with their inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which organizers are calling it the “biggest live music event in radio history.”

The big names sigining on for this year’s kickoff celebration are household names, but too many associated with Ryan Seacrest and the American Idol brand. Ryan Seacrest is expected to host the event, while Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood and American Idol Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson are also scheduled to perform.

But the pop royalty of today’s Top 40 are also appearing: Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, the Black Eyed Peas, superstar DJ/producer David Guetta, Alicia Keys, Kenny Chesney, John Mayer, Bruno Mars and Rascal Flatts are just some of the headliners. Usher and Sting are also expected to make landfall – but we’re still unaware if they are performing full sets or if they are just scheduled to make occasional pop-up visits.

The sold-out event is scheduled to take place at September 23 and 24 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For those anxious to go but couldn’t get a golden ticket inside, utilize the free live streaming services online and using iHeart-designed apps via mobile devices at iHeartRadio.com, and across the websites of all Clear Channel-owned radio stations.

Of course, given that this is a radio fest, Clear Channel is also giving listeners plenty of chances to win a free trip to Vegas for the event. For more information on how you can score yours, check out iHeartRadio Music Festival’s official site.

So what do you think?
Idol revving its engines once again?
A big whooty-do over nothing?
Or is it super Gaga?
Let us know what you think.

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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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