VH1 has chosen the 2014 class of You Oughta Know artists and will bring them together for an epic festival-style show on Nov. 13 at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The second annual You Oughta Know Live in Concert will feature two hours of performances from A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bleachers, CHVURCHES, Echosmith, KONGOS, Mary Lambert, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, and Sam Smith.
VH1 launched its You Oughta Know series back in 2005 and has since introduced and stood behind new up-and-coming talent. Last year they showcased Lorde, HAIM, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé, and the Lumineers, so it's safe to say they know what they're talking about. Previous YOK alumni include Adele, Mumford & Sons, Gotye, and Sia, among others.
"Our You Oughta Know franchise has an excellent track record of identifying the best new artists in music before they hit it big," VH1 President Tom Calderone said in a statement. "For example, Lorde performed at our first-ever 'You Oughta Know' concert last year before she won Song Of The Year at the Grammy Awards three months later. Who knows how many future legends we have in this year's line-up of 11 amazing artists? I'm so incredibly proud that VH1 is presenting what's sure to be THE live concert of the year on television."
Once again, the YOK Concert will consist of individual performances by each act as well as first-time collaborations and covers. Remember last year's HAIM-Lorde cover of Sheryl Crow's "Strong Enough?" There will also be behind-the-scenes footage and short documentary profiles on each artist.
Nicole Richie of VH1's Candidly Nicole will host the event, which is set to air at 9 p.m. ET on Nov. 13. Exclusive content and on-demand performances will be available at YOKConcert.VH1.com and on the VH1 app.