Friends, not-so-friendly rivals, retiring rockers, an outlaw country cuss and more are among the acts highlighting the iHeartRadio Music Festival, whose lineup has been announced.
Taylor Swift and songwriting pal Ed Sheeran, feisty rapper Nicki Minaj and her (alleged) foil Iggy Azalea, hard rockers Motley Crue, who are currently on their farewell tour, and Nashville antagonist Eric Church, among others, will all play the fest, which takes over the MGM Grand Garden arena for the fourth year on Sept.19-20.
The bill also includes British boy band heartthrobs One Direction, their heavy-hearted countrymates Coldplay, of-the-moment pop tart Ariana Grande, R&B favorite Usher, female-fronted pop rockers Paramore, the jam-friendly Zac Brown Band, tempestuous New Zealand singer Lorde, adult contemporary godheads Train, British rockers Bastille and DJ-producers Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki.
The Festival Village will also return to The Lot across from the Luxor, where Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless and Lil Jon will perform among various fan-friendly attractions.
MasterCard card holders can buy pre-sale tickets beginning at 1 p.m. today. General public tickets for both the music fest and the Festival Village go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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