The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival is officially a go. On Tuesday (July 21), iHeartMedia announced that the tenth annual iteration of the event will be held virtually this fall.
Update (Sept. 1): Bon Jovi has been added to the lineup of performances.
Update (Sept. 14): Alicia Keys has been added to the lineup of performances
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) September 1, 2020
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the festival will be recorded live from venues in both Los Angeles and Nashville with behind-the-scenes moments about how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has impacted the music industry on a personal level for the artists performing.
“It’s hard to believe that this September will be the 10th iHeartRadio Music Festival,” said iHeartMedia chief programming officer Tom Poleman in a statement. “The 2011 Festival was iHeart’s first national marquee event and became the model for our hugely successful series of iHeart-branded music events broadcast and streamed across the country on radio, television and online. More than 200 superstar artists have made our iHeartRadio Music Festival the biggest in the world, and this year’s lineup, even amidst a global pandemic, will be one for the history books.”
Miley Cyrus, Migos, Thomas Rhett, Usher and more are also set to take part in the festival’s virtual lineup, and fans will get the chance to participate in virtual meet and greets with their favorite artists during the show.
The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival will air Sept. 27 and 28 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET on The CW and iHeartRadio stations nationwide.
Check out the official announcement of the lineup below.
— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) July 21, 2020