The ticket sales for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival broke last year’s record. Tickets sold out eight minutes after they went on sale to the general public on Saturday July 14. According to Billboard.biz, the 2011 iHeartRadio Music Festival sold out in less than ten minutes.
This year’s show will take place on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, Sept 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The festival will include top artists in today’s music scene — Rihanna, Shakira, Usher, Miranda Lambert, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, Jason Aldean, Lil Wayne, and No Doubt will be performing on Friday. Saturday’s lineup is equally impressive with: Aerosmith, Calvin Harris, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Bon Jovi, Enrique Iglesias, Brad Paisley, Pink, Deadmau5, Linkin Park, and Taylor Swift set to perform. In addition, the iHeartRadio official website states that the “Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star” winners, Megan and Liz will also appear at the festival.
“Music is the lifeblood of so much of what we do at Clear Channel, and our listeners are the reason for everything we do. We’re focused on making the iHeartRadio Music Festival and experience that excites and electrifies music fans nationwide — and with a line-up like this, we believe we’ll exceed all of their expectations,” stated the CEO of Clear Channel, Bob Pittman, in a press release from Clear Channel.
Last year’s iHeartRadio music festival was hosted by Ryan Seacrest, according to Clear Channel’s press release. The “biggest live concert festival in radio history,” according to a press release by Clear Channel, celebrated the launch of the “New iHeartRadio,” which gave users the ability to create custom stations in addition to listen to one of more than 750 broadcast radio and digital-only stations. The line-up from the 2011 iHeartRadio Festival included artists such as: Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts, the Black Eyed Peas, and David Guetta among many others.
iHeartRadio is a free music application, hosted by Clear Channel, that is available on multiple devices including: websites, tablets, mobile phones, gaming devices and televisions, and in automobiles. Of Clear Channel’s 237 million monthly listeners, which is the “largest audience of any media outlet in the U.S.,” according to the press release, the iHeartRadio application reached 10 million registered listeners in May. However, “registered users” are only fraction of all those who listen to iHeartRadio since registration is only necessary for the “Custom Station” feature.
While the tickets have already sold out, there is still the chance to win tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Clear Channel is hosting the “Road to Vegas promotions” on all of its 850 radio stations and websites, according to All Access. The ticket packages that will be given away include tickets to both nights of the festival in addition to airfare and hotel rooms.
To find out more information on the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit the official website.