One Direction (the world's biggest-selling act from "The X Factor") is among the performers at the Fourth Annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, which takes place Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. On July 23, 2014, Clear Channel announced the lineup for the event, which will also include Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Motley Crue, Zac Brown Band, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Steve Aoki and more.
Here are more details from the press release:
Highlights of the show will include performances from this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Before You Exit, as well as other surprise special guests and never-before-imagined collaborations. The fourth annual event will kick off Sept. 19. 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with host Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," his market-topping No. 1 nationally syndicated LA morning drive-time show for Clear Channel’s 102.7 KIIS-FM.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival Village will return to The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino on Sept. 20, 2014, with live performances by Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz, Lil Jon and more to be announced. The afternoon event will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners.
The 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival promotion kicked off on July 23, 2014, with a simultaneous roadblock announcement by all 840 Clear Channel radio stations nationwide, their websites and iHeartRadio. In addition, throughout a summer-long on-air and online promotion, Clear Channel station listeners across the country will have the chance to win one-of-a-kind, all-expense paid dream trips to Las Vegas, where they will join thousands of other dedicated music fans to experience the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the legendary MGM Grand.
"Each year we bring the music of the iHeartRadio app to life at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, redefining the live music experience for fans across America with once-in-a-lifetime performances and incredible collaborations that nobody else can provide," said Clear Channel chairman/CEO Bob Pittman. “It's the ultimate celebration of artists and music, and for the fourth year in a row the iHeartRadio Music Festival will make history with an extraordinary lineup of the biggest names in music across all genres.”
Seacrest added, “Year after year the iHeartRadio Music Festival continues to deliver an unprecedented music experience for millions of fans nationwide. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of it. The adrenaline-pumping performances by pop stars and legendary artists alike, the never-seen-before collaborations, the energy of the fans and the artists, this is truly an event like no other.”
Beginning July 23, 2014, MasterCard cardholders have access to a limited number of tickets through a first-ever pre-sale for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Tickets will be available only at iheartradio.com/priceless. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT via Ticketmaster.com.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live on Clear Channel radio stations for fans throughout the country across 150 markets and will stream live on Yahoo Screen (http://yahoo.com/iheart) each night at 7:30 p.m. PDT. The iHeartRadio Music Festival will also return to the CW network as an exclusive two-night special on Sept. 29 and Sept. 30, 2104, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT/PDT.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for Clear Channel and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. For more details about the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit the event's official website.