Gets Lot Love

The iHeart Radio Festival Gets a Lot of Love

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas hosted tons of the world’s biggest artists on Sept. 20 and 21 for the ninth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival!

The first night’s lineup included acts such as The Backstreet Boys, Hootie & the Blowfish, Tim McGraw, Heart, and Steve Aoki. Many of the artists who performed the first night came back for the second such as Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, Maren Morris, Def Leppard, Alicia Keys, and Green Day. 

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is known to bring artists of all genres together to perform in one venue for fans of all genres to enjoy. Artists that made the headlines were Miley Cyrus after she sang a mashup of her hits in addition to covering Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Camila Cabello also made headlines when she debuted her new singles, “Shameless” and “Liar” as well as performing “Señorita” solo.

The Backstreet Boys made an emphasis on what they’re calling their “renaissance” with their recent success. The band performed some of their biggest hits like “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “I Want It That Way,” and “Larger than Life” in addition to their newest hit, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

Halsey also performed and had her live debut of her newest single, “Graveyard.” Hootie & the Blowfish captured the audience with some of their biggest hits such as “Only Wanna Be with You” and a cover of Kool and the Gang’s “Get Down On It.”

Miley Cyrus wowed the crowd by starting her set off with single with Mark Ronson, “Nothing Breaks like a Heart” as well as “Mothers Daughter,” and covered Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” and Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.”

Def Leppard belted their biggest hits such as “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” which they dedicated to Miley Cyrus, and “Promises.” They also performed “Armageddon,” which they dedicated to the late Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek. 

Alicia Keys was a part of night two’s lineup and ended up doing a duet with Lewis Capaldi on his hit “Someone You Loved.” She also performed hits such as “Girl on Fire,” and “Sleeping with a Broken Heart.”

Country stars such as Kane Brown and Zac Brown Band performed as well. Kane Brown performed his new collaboration with Marshmello called “One Thing Right.”

Zac Brown Band performed some of their new music as well, along with some amazing covers from Rage Against the Machine and the Eagles. They also performed their famous hit, “Chicken Fried.”

The iHeartRadio Music Festival should be on everyone’s bucket list. There isn’t any other place where artists of all ages and genres are seen in one venue over the course of two nights. This is definitely an event to save up for and jet off to Vegas to see all your favorites.

In the meantime, you can catch the two-night event on a television special on The CW on Oct. 2-3 so you can feel like you’re right there in the crowd.