Clear Channel Stations, The CW Network, PlayStation3 and Yahoo Music to Air and Stream the 2013 “iHeartRadio Music Festival”
Clear Channel's 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, where the music of the iHeartRadio app comes to life, will broadcast LIVE on Clear Channel radio stations across the country and will video stream LIVE via Yahoo Music and - new this year - the PlayStation3 (PS3) gaming console, for those fans who can't be in Vegas. In addition, the Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network to kick off their fall season on Monday, Sept. 30.
The iHeartRadio all-in-one-digital app brings fans their favorite music wherever they are - and not just on their smartphones, in their cars and on many other devices; it also brings it to them live at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the sold-out Festival, now in its third year, will kick off on Friday, Sept. 20 and conclude Saturday, Sept. 21 at MGM Grand. This year's incredible lineup of music's top talent includes performances by artists including Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Drake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Benny Benassi, Queen + Adam Lambert, a special guest appearance by Robin Thicke and this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, The Summer Set, plus other surprise collaborations.
In addition to the star-infused lineup, this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival will also welcome celebrity guest presenters Britney Spears, actress Kate Hudson, professional athlete Shaun White, reality stars Khloe Kardashian Odom and Kendall and Kylie Jenner, actress Ashley Greene, singer Kelly Rowland, comedian Kevin Hart, "Pretty Little Liars" stars Lucy Hale and Shay Mitchell, "The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus, Ian Somerhalder of "The Vampire Diaries," Stephen Amell of the CW series "Arrow," Jessica and Jep Robertson from "Duck Dynasty," and comedian and actress Rebel Wilson. Some of Clear Channel's own amazing talent, including Elvis Duran, Bobby Bones, The Breakfast Club, Mario Lopez, Steve Harvey and more, will also make special guest appearances. Festival attendees will also enjoy sets by Clear Channel guest DJs Skee and Prostyle.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a true celebration of music, artists and fans and is unlike any other live music event in the country. The inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, which introduced the New iHeartRadio platform, set out to deliver a groundbreaking, must-see live music event that would take listeners and the music industry by storm, and, like iHeartRadio itself, showcase top artists across all genres of music. Each year the Festival delivers on that promise, far surpassing listeners' expectations with unbelievable, never-seen-before collaborations and lineups. The iHeartRadio Music Festival has sold out each year in minutes and, throughout summer-long promotions, awards hundreds of radio listeners and music fans their dream trip to Las Vegas to experience in person this one-of-a-kind, two-day, historic sold-out event.
Fans can visit iheartradio.yahoo.com online to watch the live webcast of the iHeartRadio Music Festival or view the event on a PlayStation3 system through the Live Events Viewer app on September 20 & 21 at 7 p.m. PST for free, anywhere in the United States. Listeners can also tune-in to their favorite Clear Channel radio station to hear the live audio stream.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network on Monday, Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. EST/PST and Tuesday, Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. EST/PST, to launch the network's fall season.
Sponsors and partners of this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival include AXE Black Chill, Bud Light Platinum, The CW Network, Elizabeth Arden, Fruttare, the "It Can Wait" movement to end texting and driving, Macy's, MasterCard, Matador Beef Jerky, MGM Grand, Pepsi, Regency Enterprise's RUNNER RUNNER, released by 20th Century Fox, SMIRNOFF Vodka and State Farm.
New this year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village will serve as another venue for fans to discover artists and great music. The Village will feature live performances on two stages by nearly a dozen popular and up-and-coming artists, including Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo. Village attendees will also enjoy sets by Clear Channel guest DJs Skee, Prostyle and Obscene, and VH1 and SMIRNOFF Vodka's "Master of the Mix" champion DJ JayCeeOh. In addition, many sponsors will host an interactive brand experience at the Village. For a detailed list of sponsor activations visit the iHeartRadio Festival fact sheet.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Production. The iHeartRadio app reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history, has over 225 million downloads and is the No. 1 free iTunes app in Australia and New Zealand.
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media & Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment serves 150 markets through 840 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 iPads and smartphones, and used via navigation systems. iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 225 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history.
The company's operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. Clear Channel Media & Entertainment is a division of CC Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
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