In between the two nights of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the music extravaganza moved outside for the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, in which a collection of pop's rising stars shared a stage in the sweltering Las Vegas heat. Although temperatures surpassed 95 degrees on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 20), the heat-depleted crowd outside of the MGM Grand lapped up sets from Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Magic! and many more (while occasionally starting a "water! water!" chant).
Iggy Azalea, the queen of the summer and biggest breakout star of the year, previewed her iHeartRadio set on Saturday night with a truncated performance in the afternoon as the Village headliner. Although the Australian rapper was bestowed with a quiet crowd that had endured hours in the hot sun, Azalea did her best to prod the audience awake in less than 20 minutes. She snarled during "Work," conjured handclaps for "Black Widow" and joined in some choreography for "Bounce" before asking "Where the bass at?!" and being given the "Fancy" beat in response. With barely any time to develop a rapport with her onlookers, Azalea did her best to entertain the worn-out audience.