The 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival has ditched the virtual format and is returning to a live show. Taking place over two days, Sept. 17-18, the event will continue in its tradition of bringing together some of music’s biggest names.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the iHeartRadio Music Festival will take place in Las Vegas, Nev., and feature two stages: The main stage event will be held at T-Mobile Arena, and the daytime stage will be at Area15. Country music fans can look forward to performances from Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt on the main stage, while the daytime stage will feature artists from all genres, too, including country’s Russell Dickerson and Gabby Barrett.
This festival performance comes in the midst of a cross-country tour for Florida Georgia Line, and also falls a few months after the release of band member Brian Kelley’s first-ever solo album. For Hunt, the weekend comes as he wraps up a summer schedule featuring several festival dates; he began teasing new music in February, and in April released a duet with Sasha Sloan, “When Was It Over?”
Dickerson looks to be making his rounds on the festival circuit this summer, too, and if you ask him, it’s a good thing. ”I’m pumped!” he says in a tweet expressing his excitement about his iHeartRadio Music Festival slot.
Barrett — who recently had to pull out of a CMT Music Awards appearance for personal reasons — will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival right in the middle of a slate of tour dates that begins on June 20 and stretches into mid-November.
Fans that can’t make their way to Las Vegas for the event will be able to watch the show from home during a two-day televised special, set for broadcast on Oct. 2-3 via the CW App and CWTV.com.
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