Paul McCartney Joins Unparalleled Line-Up At Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival 2013
New York, NY – August 14, 2013 – Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced that legendary artist Paul McCartney has been added to the line-up for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the two-day music event hosted by Ryan Seacrest at MGM Grand Las Vegas. Paul McCartney joins an extraordinary line-up including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Drake, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi, plus a rare live appearance by legendary rock band Queen + Adam Lambert, this year's Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star winner, The Summer Set and other special surprise guests to be announced later.
Paul has spent much of 2013 on his Out There tour, winning unprecedented praise wherever it goes, and is currently working on new material.
"After only two years, the iHeartRadio Music Festival has attracted the biggest music artist in the world," said John Sykes, Co-executive Producer of the iHeartRadio Music Festival and President of Entertainment Enterprises, Clear Channel. "Having Paul join this year's already spectacular and diverse lineup heightens the excitement for what has become the most anticipated music festival of the year."
"The addition of Paul McCartney to the lineup underscores the magnitude and diversity of the iHeartRadio Music Festival," said Tom Poleman, Co-executive Producer and President of National Programming Platforms, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. "There's no bigger icon in music."
This year, the Festival gets even bigger with the addition of the "iHeartRadio Music Festival Village" on Saturday afternoon. The Festival Village will feature live performances on two stages by nearly a dozen popular and up-and-coming artists, including Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo.
iHeartRadio Music Festival will take place Sept. 20 and 21, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Paul McCartney will perform on Saturday evening, Sept. 21. The Festival will broadcast LIVE across Clear Channel radio stations in 150 markets nationwide, and this year will air as a two night special on The CW Network on Sept. 30 (night one) at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT and Oct. 1 (night two) at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, to launch the network's fall season.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 859 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 430 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 50 million users faster than any digital music service and even faster than Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.