iHeartRadio Music Festival Returns To Las Vegas September 20th-21st
March 28, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT will return its two-day, star-studded music event -- the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL -- for the third year to the MGM GRAND in LAS VEGAS on SEPTEMBER 20th and 21st. CCM+E will also continue its partnership with MACY'S, to bring back MACY’s iHEARTRADIO RISING STAR, a campaign designed to spotlight AMERICA's emerging musicians and find one lucky artist or group to perform at the festival.
The MACY’S iHEARTRADIO RISING STAR campaign, back for its second year, will again conduct a nationwide search for new music. CLEAR CHANNEL and MACY's have selected 25 up-and-coming musicians to present to fans across AMERICA, who will then vote for an emerging artist who will be given a chance to perform alongside music's biggest stars at the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL 2013 and at MACY'S Glamorama events this SUMMER. CLEAR CHANNEL listeners, iHEARTRADIO fans and MACY’s shoppers will select their favorite emerging talent and vote online at iheartradio.com/RisingStar or at iheartradio.com/Macys. The artist with the most votes will perform at the iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL. Voting begins APRIL 1st and will run through MAY 12th.
"We are excited to once again partner with CLEAR CHANNEL for the MACY'S iHEARTRADIO RISING STAR campaign," said MACY CMO MARTINE REARDON. "From up-and-coming fashion trendsetters to rising music talent, MACY'S has a long history of providing major platforms for the next generation of stars to shine. MACY’S iHEARTRADIO RISING STAR is a fantastic way to engage our fans in that star-making process, adding an exciting layer of entertainment for customers to enjoy."
Last year’s winners of the MACY’S iHEARTRADIO RISING STAR, MEGAN & LIZ, received nearly three million votes from CLEAR CHANNEL radio listeners, iHEARTRADIO fans and MACY’S shoppers across the country.
"Creating pop culture events, bringing music to our fans and offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to listeners across the country is the heart of what we do," said CCM+E Pres./National Programming Platforms TOM POLEMAN. "The iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL has become a marquee event in the music industry, showcasing exactly what iHEARTRADIO offers the hottest artists and biggest names in music, all in one place."
Look for the lineup to be announced this SUMMER.
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 and CALVIN HARRIS were just some of the names that highlighted the 2012 version of the festival.