The iHeartRadio Music Festival is one of the most waited musical events of the year. It is celebrated every September, and it features some of the biggest names in the music for that year. Some great musicians and singers on this stage are Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Katy Perry, Pink, and Harry. Previously, the festival was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but now it takes place in the T-Mobile Arena.
For this year, some excellent artists will be sharing the stage as well, as everyone can expect. Despite the current situation of the world, the show will still happen, virtually. This isn’t strange, as many artists are doing virtual shows, like Katy Perry, who presented her latest singles “Smile” and “Daisies” in online performance, with no audience.
People from all around the world will be able to stream the whole show in the CW app or iHeartRadio stations. If you’ve been paying attention to the music scene this year, then some of the names that were confirmed to make performances in the show will likely sound familiar to you!
This year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature performances from the famous band Coldplay, the K-Pop sensation BTS, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Khalid, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Kane Brown. Everyone will be able to watch the show in September, precisely on 27th and 28th. This year, the host for the festival will be Ryan Seacrest.
According to the leading voice of the iHeartMedia, John Skyes, the company is making a great effort to ensure that the artists’ safety and the proper preventive measures will be taken. There are two stages, on in Los Angeles and the other in Nashville. There will be five artists in each one, and their performance will be recorded and then edited so they can be aired on the days 17 and 18 of September. Exactly ten days later, people will be able to relive the experience through the CW, as mentioned previously.
The COVID-19 pandemic took everyone by surprise, and now people are adjusting to living in a world where social distance is vital. The music scene is also greatly affected, but not everyone thinks this is a negative scenario. Skyes says that many of the ideas that are being applied during these times make the artists and fans able to have more intimate experiences, which is something practically impossible in big-sized arenas.
However, many people can disagree with this statement, especially those that enjoy live music and seeing their favorite singer(s) performing live on stage. This year, many BTS fans were disappointed to have part of the “Map of the Soul Tour” rescheduled (it was supposed to take place in April).
Many other people felt this same emotion. For example, Lady Gaga dropped her 7th album, Chromatica, which was praised by experts and the public in general. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, the tour was rescheduler too.
Let’s hope things get better in the short-term, but for now, fans can expect some of their favorite performers to be in touch with them next September.