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Taylor Swift, Lorde, One Direction to play iHeartRadio Festival

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Lorde, One Direction and Ed Sheeran to play fourth iHeartRadio Festival

Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Lorde, One Direction and Ed Sheeran are among the chart-topping stars who will perform at the fourth iHeartRadio Music Festival, scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The two-day festival put on by radio conglomerate Clear Channel (DJ Ryan Seacrest’s lineup announcement was broadcast on all 840 Clear Channel stations early Wednesday) will again pack top-tier acts across a range of genres over two days. 

Coldplay, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris and Paramore will also perform. As will Zac Brown Band, Bastille,  Train, Eric Church and “other surprise special guests and never-before-imagined collaborations,” according to Clear Channel’s release.

During the festival’s second day, the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village stage will host performances from Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, the Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz and Lil Jon, with additional talent expected to be announced.

“Year after year, the iHeartRadio Music Festival continues to deliver an unprecedented music experience for millions of fans nationwide.  I couldn’t be more excited to be part of it,” Seacrest, who also hosts the festival, said in a statement.  “The adrenaline-pumping performances by pop stars and legendary artists alike, the never-seen-before collaborations, the energy of the fans and the artists, this is truly an event like no other.”

For those who don’t make the trek to Vegas, Clear Channel offers numerous ways to keep up with the action. The festival will be streamed on Clear Channel stations across 150 markets and on Yahoo Screen each night. 

The CW network will again air a two-night special curated from the litany of performances. The special will air on Sept. 29-30.

Tickets for the festival go on sale to the public on Saturday through Ticketmaster.

Twitter: @GerrickKennedy

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