THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL TO STREAM AND BROADCAST LIVE ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS FOR FANS NATIONWIDE
Event Will Broadcast Live Across 150 iHeartMedia Radio Stations Nationwide and Stream Online Exclusively with Yahoo Live Plus Air as a Two-Night Special on The CW, September 29 and 30
Special Celebrity Guests to Present at Radio’s Biggest Weekend Including Fergie, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pratt, Johnny Galecki, Sophia Bush, Stars of “Orange is the New Black” and More
Kelli Pankratz of Wichita Kansas Wins VIP Grand Prize Package
New York, NY September 17, 2014 The iHeartRadio Music Festival, the history making weekend-long concert event hosted by Ryan Seacrest on September 19 and 20 in Las Vegas, will broadcast live on more than 150 iHeartMedia radio station across the country and will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo Live www.yahoo.com/iheartradio for fans nationwide that cannot attend. The legendary concert event will also air as an exclusive two-night special on The CW, September 29 and 30 from 8 -10 p.m. ET/PT.
Back for year four, the iHeartRadio Music Festival brings to life the music of the iHeartRadio app and celebrates the success of the industry leading digital music service. The extraordinary lineup which features artists across all genres includes Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Mötley Crüe, Zac Brown Band, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Iggy Azalea, Train, Eric Church, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Bastille, Steve Aoki, 50 Cent and Weezer, this year’s Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, Before You Exit, and other special surprise collaborations.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival also welcomes celebrity presenters and guests from across the entertainment industry including Fergie, Hilary Duff, Nick Jonas, actor Jamie Foxx, actor Chris Pratt, actor Craig Robinson, Johnny Galecki of “Big Bang Theory,” actress Sophia Bush, “Orange is the New Black,” stars Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Pablo Schreiber and Dascha Polanco, Cecily Strong of “Saturday Night Live,” actor Adam Devine, actress Janel Parrish, actor Randy Couture and Karina Smirnoff and Val Chmerkovskiy of “Dancing with the Stars.” Guest presenters from The CW series include Gina Rodriguez of “Jane The Virgin,” Colton Haynes of “Arrow,” Phoebe Tonkin of “The Originals” and Adelaide Kane of “Reign.” Clear Channel’s own Elvis Duran, Ellen K, Nikki Sixx, Bobby Bones, Amy Brown, The Breakfast Club, Kane, Romeo, Nessa, Cody Alan, Johnjay and Rich, Mario Lopez, Jenn Marino and more to also make special guest appearances.
Fans nationwide can visit www.yahoo.com/iheartradio on September 19 & 20 at 7 p.m. PT to watch the live webcast of the iHeartRadio Music Festival as all the action and amazing musical performances play out onstage. Listeners can also tune-in to their favorite iHeartMedia radio station to hear the live audio stream. Tune-in on September 29 and 30 from 8 -10 p.m. ET/PT for the two-night special on The CW, featuring live performances and exclusive not yet seen Festival moments straight from Las Vegas. Line up is subject to change or cancellation without notice.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival Village returns Saturday afternoon with live performances by Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz, Lil Jon, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jake Miller and just announced Meghan Trainor at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino. Tickets available through ticketmaster.com.
Through a national text-to-win contest more than 370 lucky winners from across the country have been awarded exclusive VIP trips to the two-day concert event. The Grand Prize winner, Kelli Pankratz from Wichita, Kansas and three friends will receive a weekend-long fantasy all-access experience at the iHeartRadio Music Festival and Village. They will be flown to Las Vegas on a private jet and upgraded to a Sky Loft suite at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Pankratz will then be given the celebrity treatment, with her picture on a digital billboard in Las Vegas and by introducing an act onstage at the Festival with Ryan Seacrest, which will also be included in the CW television special. The Grand Prize also includes dinner at Yellowtail; a private car and driver; a personal stylist and wardrobe; hair and makeup at an MGM Spa; a private dressing room at the Festival; and access to the official iHeartRadio Music Festival parties. In addition Pankratz will meet her favorite performers and receive a behind-the-scenes tour.
Proud partners of this year’s event(s) include: Ideal Image®, Jim Beam® Bourbon, LINE (Festival only), Macy’s, MasterCard®, MATADOR Beef Jerky, MGM Resorts International, Pennzoil Platinum® with PurePlus Technology, Pepsi Made with Real Sugar, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, The CW Network and wet n wild®. Village only: Elizabeth Arden, Keek and Monster®.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 859 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on iPads and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 345 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 50 million users faster than any digital music service and even faster than Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.