Get the party started at iHeartRadio Music Festival
The iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, is known for bringing some of the biggest names in the industry together under one roof, year after year. And this year is no exception—Coldplay, The Weeknd, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Pink and David Guetta are just some of the performers taking the T-Mobile Arena stage in Las Vegas.
No stranger to the iHeartRadio stage, British rock band Coldplay has performed multiple times since the event made its debut in 2011, with a setlist of “Paradise,” “Viva la Vida” and “A Sky Full of Stars,” among others. The band’s career spans almost 20 years with nine Brit Awards, seven Grammy Awards and multiple MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Europe Music Awards under their belt.
The Weeknd’s second album, Beauty Behind the Madness, was a huge hit, with singles like “Earned It,” “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” And that was just the beginning for the Grammy Award-winning artist; his latest album, Starboy, spawned six hit singles, including the title track, “Party Monster,” “Die For You” and “Reminder.”
It’s rare that one artist is able to conquer multiple genres. From her country hit “The Climb” to her hip-hop jam “We Can’t Stop,” all the way down to pop record “Party in the U.S.A.” and her more smoother, softer sound on “Malibu,” Miley Cyrus has proven to be one versatile performer.
Perhaps one of the biggest comebacks of the year belongs to none other than Kesha. The pop star, who first took the world by storm with hits like “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R” and “Die Young,” and as a featured artist on Pitbull’s “Timber” and Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” is back and bigger than ever with Rainbow.
When the world first met Pink, they were introduced to her R&B sound. It wasn’t long before long she changed musical direction to a more pop-rock style in hits like “So What,” “Don’t Let Me Get Me” and “Get the Party Started.” Always unpredictable, she remains one of the most exciting forces in pop music.
David Guetta is a man who wears many hats: He’s an EDM DJ, record producer and songwriter known for major collaborations with Sia (“Titanium”) and Usher (“Without You). Most recently, he worked with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj (“Light My Body Up”) and Justin Bieber (“2U”).
Other mainstream acts making a splash at this year’s music extravaganza: One Direction’s Harry Styles and Niall Horan take on the big stage with their newfound solo success, Big Sean and DJ Khaled turn up with their hip-hop joints, while Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton make an appearance as the only country music artists on the bill. Lorde, Kings of Leon and Thirty Seconds to Mars are also scheduled to hit the stage.
On Sept. 23, the Daytime Village returns (before night two of the iHeartRadio Music Festival). At the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor, artists such as Migos, Halsey, Flume, Little Mix, French Montana, Horan, Bleachers, Kelsea Ballerini, Judah & The Lion, Bebe Rexha, Noah Cyrus, Hey Violet, Cheat Codes, All Time Low, Khalid and Julia Michaels will perform their hits.
iHeart Radio Music Festival T-Mobile Arena, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22-23, starting at $168.50 plus tax and fee. 888.929.7849
iHeart Radio Music Festival Daytime Village Vegas Village, 11 a.m. Sept. 23, $49 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster