The CW television network today announced it will kick off its 2012 Fall season with an exclusive broadcast of Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival on Oct. 1.
The two-day concert, which takes place Sept 21-22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will include performances by Usher, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, P!nk, Aerosmith, Rihanna, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Miranda Lambert, Shakira, Brad Paisley, Enrique Iglesias, Green Day, Jason Aldean, and Mary J. Blige, Linkin Park, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Pitbull
Additional artists will be announced in the run up to the concert.
As reported on Billboard.biz yesterday, the two-day concert sold out within the first 10 minutes of being on sale to the general public this past Saturday (July 16). Music fans, however, still have a chance to win tickets to the festival through summer-long giveaway promotions on Clear Channel broadcast and IHeartRadio digital stations.
With CW as the Festival's TV broadcast partner, we can give people who can't be in Las Vegas the ability to watch this extraordinary event from their own living rooms," said John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises in a statement. "This exclusive broadcast event emphasizes our commitment to bringing great music and content to our audience anywhere they want it."
"The CW is thrilled to partner with Clear Channel to bring our viewers the exclusive TV broadcast of 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival," added Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. "What better way to kick off our new fall season than with many of the music industry's biggest acts on The CW."