Clear Channel has announced the initial lineup for their second annual iHeartRadio Music Festival, set for September 21 and 22 as the MGM Grand in Los Angeles.
Last year's festival, which featured such artists as Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler and Bruno Mars, was used to promote the new iHeartRadio service started by Clear Channel. The show was a huge success, leading to another go this year.
Among those on the initial bill (more to be named in future weeks) are veteran artists Aerosmith and Bon Jovi. Modern artists on the bill include Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Usher, Lil Wayne, Green Day, Swedish House Mafia, No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Pitbull, deadmau5, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park, Jason Aldean, P!nk, Mary J. Blige, Calvin Harris and Shakira.
“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 an experience that excites and electrifies music fans nationwide — and with a line-up like this, we believe we’ll exceed all of their expectations," said Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel. "The iHeartRadio Music Festival is an indication of Clear Channel’s ongoing commitment to music and artist development — maximizing artists’ exposure to fans and audiences nationwide. With our broadcast brands, live events and the iHeartRadio digital platform, in combination with our relationships with artists, labels and most importantly our listeners, we continue to reinvent the music experience in a way that no other company can.”
“The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2011 was such an amazing experience for our listeners, and just like the iHeartRadio digital radio service, really showcased top artists across all genres of music,” said John Hogan, Chairman and CEO of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. “The bar was set high this year given the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural event and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to again deliver a diverse, extraordinary line-up of incredible talent to our listeners for year two of the iHeartRadio Music Festival.”VVN Music