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2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival Announces Lineup, Expanded Venue

July 17, 2013

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is scheduled to perform on the second night of the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival is back for its third year and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment is leveraging all its assets to insure the live, on-air, and online event is a success.

This year's event will originate from Las Vegas again. The dates are Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21. The main venue will be the MGM Grand Arena but this year the iHeartRadio Music Festival will expand. The event will introduce the iHeartRadio Festival Village which will take place in The Lot, a new outdoor venue that spreads out over 15-acres on the Las Vegas strip. "The Village" will be accessible on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clear Channel says "The Village will feature fan zones, games, concessions and interactive experiences."

Village-goers will be able to see performances by Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, Twenty One Pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and Ne-Yo. Tickets for The Village go on sale July 20.

The main two nights of performances (Friday and Saturday) feature a mixture of genres from Hip-Hop to Country and a varied lineup of chart-topping artists. Friday night at the MGM Grand Arena the following are scheduled to perform: Katy Perry, Queen + Adam Lambert, Fun, Elton John, Keith Urban, J. Cole, Muse, Tiesto, and Chris Brown. The artists booked for Saturday night's event include: Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Phoenix, Ke$ha, Miguel, Zedd, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi. Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 20 at 1 p.m. ET. and are available online through Ticketmaster at this link. Ticket purchases are limited to a maximum of 4 per person. Handicap/ADA seating is available.

Getting From There to Here

Launched in 2011, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has quickly become a major music player in the online streaming universe, on Clear Channel's traditional radio stations (about 850) and through the many apps available for other devices.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a neutral zone for genre competition. Clear Channel Media + Entertainment has found a successful way to present a music event which almost all its properties can take part in, on-air and online, while maintaining the integrity of an event that continues to attract top performers.

Prior to the first iHeartRadio Music Festival in 2011 Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction best summed up this music event. He said, "When you think about the iHeartRadio Music Festival which has become part of the festival scene is that music and acts and

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