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The 2021 IHeartRadio Music Festival returns to Las Vegas with iconic lineup and unforgettable moments


After two days and dozens of legendary performances, the eleventh annual iHeartRadio Music Festival hosted by Ryan Seacrest wrapped up on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with unforgettable performances by Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Darius Rucker , Dua Lipa, FINNEAS, J. Cole, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Nelly, Sam Hunt and Weezer, with special guests Florida Georgia Line, Walker Hayes and more!

The iconic weekend concert event featured the biggest names in music of all genres on the main stage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the evenings of September 17-18, and on stage. daytime of the iHeartRadio Music Festival presented by Samsung Galaxy on Saturday afternoon at AREA15, which included performances by Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid Laroi, Saweetie, All Time Low, 24KGoldn, Russell Dickerson, Yungblud, Gabby Barrett, Tate McRae and Conan Gray.

Throughout a summer’s on-air and online promotion, lucky listeners to iHeartMedia radio station across the country received an exciting trip to Las Vegas to experience the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival. absent fans, Big Boy, Bobby Bones and Tanya Rad of iHeartRadio hosted a live behind-the-scenes show with exclusive interviews broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations across the country in over 150 markets and on iHeartRadio.

The CW Network exclusively broadcast both nights of the festival live via CWTV.com and The CW App, and will air a two-night TV special on October 2 and 3 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET / PT. Fans can stream the iHeartRadio daytime scene presented by Samsung Galaxy on LiveXLive.com and the LiveXLive app.

Immediately after the two evenings of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the official Post Show presented by Expedia was broadcast live on iHeartRadio’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. Hosted by Maxwell & Crystal Rosas, they covered the highlights of each night! Absent fans can scroll through # iHeartFestival2021 to view tweets and retweets from fans as well as Festival artists and presenters.[IM1] [AA2]

Highlights of the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Stage:

· Dua Lipa started on Friday evening by giving everyone a dose of Nostalgia for the future. She had everyone standing and dancing to hits like “Physical”, “New Rules”, “Love Again”, “Levitating” and more. Later that evening, Ryan Seacrest interrupted the show to award Dua an iHeartRadio Titanium award for “Levitation.” The Titanium Award celebrates songs that have reached a billion viewers on iHeartRadio stations.

  • Cheap tip gave everyone a trip down memory lane with performances of their biggest hits over the years including “I Want You to Want Me”, “Dream Police” and “Surrender”.
  • Walker hayes, one of the most recent additions to the all-star lineup of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, has everyone blackmailed about Applebee on a date and Oreo is rocking with his famous hit song TikTok ” Fancy Like “.

· FINNEAS, who is releasing his first album, Optimistic, next month premiered the project with his iHeartRadio Music Festival set, rocking the house with his closing song “The 90s”. His slower track, “A Concert Six Months From Now,” featured the artist’s passionate voice,

  • Darius rucker Not only did he perform some of his country hits like his wellness summer anthem “Beers and Sunshine”, but he brought Hootie and the Blowfish back with “Only Wanna Be With You” and “Hold My Hand”. And what could be more iconic than ending with fan favorite “Wagon Wheel?” “
  • Weezer rocked the house with a career-spanning ensemble including timeless classics like “Beverly Hills”, “Hash Pipe”, “Holiday in the Sun”, their Toto cover of “Africa”, “Say It Ain’t So “and” Buddy Holly, “all with Rivers Cuomo in an iconic mullet and mustache.

· J. Cole, fresh off the basketball court, took to the stage to perform songs including “London Low to interpret their collaboration “The Jackie”.

nelly, with special guests Florida Georgia Line, ended the first night of the iHeartRadio Music Festival in an epic fashion by taking audiences on a journey through many hit songs. Nelly rocked the crowd with tracks like “EI”, “Where The Party At” and “Air Force Ones”, before releasing Florida Georgia Line for “Cruise” and “Lil Bit”.

24kGold was the first to take the stage of the day at the iHeartRadio Music Festival presented by Samsung Galaxy. The rapper performed his hit “Valentino”, giving fans a taste of live instruments to accompany the lyrics to the chart-topping hit that mixes rock, country and trap. 24kGoldn was also among this year’s winners of the iHeartRadio Titanium award.

Russell dickerson immediately brought a lot of energy to the daytime scene, launching his upbeat set with his 2017 hit song “Every Little Thing”. Additionally, on the main stage on Friday night, Russell Dickerson introduced Darius Rucker.

Tate McRae opened her set with “All My Friends Are Fake”, the second single from her debut EP All the things that I never said. She joined her dancers to show some moves while giving the crowd a performance of “Bad Ones” from her EP Too young to be sad, which fell earlier this year.

Conan Gray became introspective on the daytime scene, asking the crowd if they’re in love before admitting he never was. Her set included the post-breakup track “Maniac”, “Astronomy”, “People Watching” and her mega-viral hit “Heather”.

Gabby Barrett kicked off her set with “The Good Ones,” singing her husband, fellow musician and American Idol alumnus, Cade Foehner, on guitar. The day before her performance on the Daytime Stage, she released the music video for “Footprints on the Moon”, the latest single from her highly anticipated debut album. Gold mine.

Yungblud rocked the stage in a see-through black shirt, crop top and leather skirt, standing over the speakers as the crowd jumped on her set, which included “Strawberry Lipstick”, “parents” and “fleabag”.

Lower than everThe ensemble’s was the perfect blend of their latest hits, like “Once in a Lifetime”, and nostalgic flashbacks, including their 2007 hit “Dear Maria, Count Me In”, an iconic track that s ‘turned into a viral TikTok trend earlier this year.

Saweetie brought Icy Queen’s much needed energy to the daytime scene, where temperatures soared to 95 degrees. After revealing that she had struggled with wardrobe issues backstage, she hit all of her choreography performing tracks like “Back Seat”, “Tap In” and “Best Friend”.

Kid LAROI blows up the whole crowd with its energetic tracks “GO”, “STILL CHOSE YOU” and “Without You”. His entire band captivated the crowd, with his guitarist delivering an epic solo. Kid LAROI even duplicated the iHeartRadio Music Festival, then performed on the main stage of the T-Mobile Arena.[IM3] [AA4]

Olivia rodrigo closed the Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival presented by Samsung Galaxy. Coming out with the greatest joy of the day, she embarked on “Brutal”, followed by the hits “Driving License”, “Good For U” and more. She revealed to the crowd that this was her very first show, a moment celebrated with a nod to her family, tears from her fans and an explosion of confetti.

Billie Eilish opened the second and final evening of the iHeartRadio Music Festival alongside his brother and collaborator FINNEAS to the choirs. His performance, one of his first since the release of his second album Happier than ever, got the crowd dancing to tracks like “Bad Guy”, “Oxytocin” and “Everything I Wanted”.

Sam hunt started a huge, arena-sized “House Party” before opening up to the public on feelings of nostalgia over the past year and a half with her latest single “23”. His set included a mashup of two of his hit singles, “Breakup in a Small Town” and “Drinkin ‘Too Much”.

Cold game produced a dream set that mixed classics like “Vida La Vida” and “Fix You” with more recent tracks like “Human Heart” and “Higher Power”. The group ended their larger-than-life set with confetti falling from the ceiling.

little baby transformed the main stage into an icy white wonderland, performing his infamous Drake’s “Wants and Needs” verse, as well as fan favorite tracks “Drip Too Hard” and “On Me,” Lil Baby then released a team of TikTok dancers to accompany their 2020 anthem “Woah.”

Khalid, celebrating her first show since 2019, gave nothing less than her usual “Free Spirit” energy. He became sentimental while performing “Location”, acknowledging how much the song changed his life. He then brought the performer out of Daytime Stage Tate McRae to perform their successful summer anthem, “working”.

Journey closed the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival with an epic performance. The legendary band kicked off their setlist with “Separate Ways” and “Anyway You Want It”, and recorded “Don’t Stop Believin ‘” for the grand finale. The crowd was covered in confetti as the final notes played.

The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival also featured celebrity appearances from 98 Degrees, Debbie Gibson, Teddi Mellencamp, Derek Hough, Chrissy Metz, Olivia Jade, Maddie & Kenzie Ziegler, Joey McIntyre, Donny Osmond, Jana Kramer, Tayshia Adams, Asher Angel , AREA21, CL, Olivia Holt, MAX and more, plus host Ryan Seacrest and iHeartRadio presenters Elvis Duran, Bobby Bones, Woody, Mario Lopez, Big Boy, DJ Envy, and more!

The proud partners of this year’s event are: Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water, Capital One, The CW, Emsculpt Neo, Expedia®, Mattress Firm, OneOf Green NFT Platform, Rohto® Cooling Eye Drops, Sprouts Farmers Market, Samsung Galaxy, T-Mobile, Wendy’s®, Advil, Excedrin and Voltaren.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival, which debuted eleven years ago to celebrate the launch of the digital iHeartRadio service, has quickly become one of the most discussed music events of the year. The Festival is a live representation of the diverse music experience that fans find and enjoy through the iHeartRadio app, iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music service, podcasting and live streaming – with over 3 billion app downloads and over 150 million registered users.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, president of Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, director of programming for iHeartMedia. For more details on the iHeartRadio Music Festival, visit iHeartRadio.com/festival.