#TBT to Justin Bieber's Live Comeback at Last Year's Billboard Hot 100 Fest

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Justin Bieber performs live during the 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 23, 2015 in Wantagh, New York. 

The fest's first year marked the pop star's return to the big stage.

Last year marked the inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Music Fest, and while that alone was cause for celebration, the weekend brought many headline-worthy moments. One of the biggest was Justin Bieber's return to performing live

Bieber told the large and loud audience that it had been a while since he had done any live shows (nearly two years had passed since his last world tour came to a close) before proceeding to deliver a high-energy set that didn't disappoint. His show took the audience on a trip through his past hits, while also including a special performance of his then-most-recent hit "Where Are U Now," which was kicked into high gear once Skrillex stepped on stage for a surprise guest appearance.

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As great as it is to look back on the best moments of the festival's past, it's even better to look ahead to this coming weekend, as Billboard Hot 100 Music Fest will return to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater for its second year. Who knows what surprises are in store this time around. 

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The lineup includes more than 40 different artists, including Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Fetty Wap, Martin Garrix and J. Cole. You can buy tickets now.

 

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