NEW YORK (January 15, 2016) – iHeartMedia announced today the return of the annual star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 23 and 24 in Las Vegas, and its Daytime Village which will return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 24. The company also announced the return of the “Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star” talent search.
The 2016 Daytime Village will feature live performances by both popular and emerging artists, including the first revealed artists Alessia Cara and Sam Hunt, with more to be announced. The Daytime Village will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio's brand partners. Tickets for the Daytime Village go on sale today at 10 a.m. PT and start at $39 plus taxes and fees. Fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/village for more information or to purchase tickets.
The “Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star” talent search will also return for the fifth year in a row providing emerging artists the chance to perform on the same stage as music’s biggest superstars at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival and select Macy’s events this fall.
Starting in early May, iHeartRadio listeners and Macy’s shoppers will once again have their chance to cast their votes for their favorite up-and-coming artists, and by voting, fans will also be entered for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Fans will also hear the top five finalists’ music on iHeartRadio via Macy's exclusive mstyleradio, the retailer’s own radio station which also broadcasts live in-store at Macy’s mstylelab Junior's and Young Men’s departments nationwide. mstyleradio is a destination where fans can discover new music, enjoy their favorite hits and connect to the latest in fashion and pop culture.
The winner of the “Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star”will take the stage as the opening act of the epic two-night event. Last year’s star-studded festival featured superstars Kanye West, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Puff Daddy, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, Kenny Chesney, The Weeknd, Tove Lo, Lil Wayne, Fall Out Boy, Disclosure, Hozier, Jason Derulo, Duran Duran, Prince Royce, Diplo, Trey Songz, The Killers, Jennifer Lopez, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas and more. This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup and ticket information will be announced later this summer and more details on the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star talent search will be available soon at iHeartRadio.com/macys.
“The ‘Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star’ contest continues to be a major highlight at the festival and a great way to expose up-and-coming talent in a big way,” said Jeff Howard, President of National Sales, iHeartMedia. “This partnership is extremely unique and together with Macy’s we have the ability to provide these emerging artists with national exposure and also continue to support music discovery with our audiences.”
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live on iHeartMedia Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) stations across the country that weekend including the iconic Z100 in New York; KIIS-FM in Los Angeles; Y100 in Miami; KISS FM in Dallas, Chicago and Boston; as well as many more, and will also be featured as an exclusive national television broadcast special on The CW Network at a later date.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Village are where the music and artists of the iHeartRadio app come to life, and are an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners of this year's event include Ideal Image®, Macy's, MasterCard®, MATADOR® BEEF JERKY, Mazda®, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, The CW Network, TWIX® Brand, Ulta Beauty, UnitedHealthcare, X Out, from the makers of Proactiv® and more to be announced. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/festival. The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group for iHeartMedia.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S and over 80 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through over 850 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 tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 800 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. 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. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.