iHeartRadio Music Festival sells out in 10 minutes
With an impressive lineup and promises of being both "the biggest live music event in radio history" and a "once-in-a-generation gathering of artists," it wasn't a surprise that the recently announced iHeartRadio Music Festival quickly sold out when tickets went on sale Saturday.
Tickets for the inaugural two-day concert, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 23 and 24, were gone a mere 10 minutes after going on sale.
The who’s who among the Top 40 lineup includes Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, the Black Eyed Peas, John Mayer, Jane's Addiction, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, David Guetta, Sublime with Rome and special guest performances by Sting and Usher.
Both nights combined are expected to attract more than 25,000 attendees, according to a festival representative.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the festival supports the launch of the iHeartRadio app, which allows users streaming access to radio programming. Each of the performances will stream live online, on mobile devices and through select radio station websites.
More performers are expected to be added to the bill.
Photo: Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction performs at the Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Jane's Addiction is slated to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Credit: Patrick Doyle /The Canadian Press Images