2012 iHeartRadio Festival Lineup Announced
July 9, 2012 at 6:58 AM (PT)
The 2012 iHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL lineup was announced this morning, with TAYLOR SWIFT, AEROSMITH, RIHANNA, USHER, BON JOVI, LIL WAYNE, GREEN DAY, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, NO DOUBT, BRAD PAISLEY, PITBULL, DEADMAU5, MIRANDA LAMBERT, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, LINKIN PARK, JASON ALDEAN, PINK, MARY J. BLIGE, CALVIN HARRIS and SHAKIRA confirmed as performers by RYAN SEACREST.
The two-day event will happen SEPTEMBER 21st-22nd at THE MGM GRAND in LAS VEGAS.
Tickets are available via TICKETMASTER beginning SATURDAY, JULY 14th at 1p ET.
"There's nothing more amazing than the sound of a screaming crowd," said TAYLOR SWIFT. "Unfortunately last year, I couldn't be a part of the iHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL because I was on tour, and I just thought, next year ... I'm saving the date."
"I can't wait to get on the stage and perform live at the iHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL," said USHER.
PITBULL noted, "to be a part of such diverse -- powerful acts -- in one place, is a great experience."
"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 lineup like this, we believe we'll exceed all of their expectations," said CLEAR CHANNEL CEO BOB PITTMAN. "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 CCM+E Chairman/CEO JOHN HOGAN. "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 lineup of incredible talent to our listeners for year two of the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL."
"The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL is the ultimate celebration of what's hot in all genres of music, from rock, pop and country to electronic dance music, R&B and hip hop," said CLEAR CHANNEL National Programming Pres. and Executive Producer of the Festival TOM POLEMAN. "For the first time, fans from across the country will get to see today's megastars like RIHANNA, TAYLOR SWIFT and USHER on the same stage as legends like AEROSMITH, MARY J. BLIGE and BON JOVI. I'm sure we'll have hundreds of memorable moments throughout the festival. It's the concert lineup of the year for both fans and artists."
"The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL is a unique celebration of music -- it's the biggest names in the industry coming together for an impressive weekend of live entertainment," said RYAN SEACREST. "The momentum, energy and music experience around the inaugural iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL was incredible, and I'm excited to be a part of this must-see event."
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