Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Schedule: Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and More
The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival has announced its day-by-day lineups for its first rendition, featuring headlining slots from Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and more. The event will take place over the weekend of August 22-23 at the Nikon Jones Beach Theater.
Here are the full lineups for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
Saturday: The Weeknd, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Betty Who, Christina Milian, Cold War Kids, Conrad Swell, Cruisr, The Faint, Fetty Wap, Halsey, Justin Braon, Lights, Little Mix, Markam, Michael Brun, Michael Woods, Natalie La Rose, Party Thieves, Santigold and ZZ Ward
Sunday: Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Kygo, a special performance by Justin Bieber, American Authors, Chainsmokers, Cramer, FIght Clvb, Holy Ghost!, ILoveMakonnen, Kiesza, Lindsey Stirling, Main Attrakionz, The Maine, Matoma, Misterwives, MKTO, New Politics, Ryn Weaver, X Amabssadors and Zella Day
Granted, not all of these acts have actually had a Hot 100 hit. Some of the most interesting acts are buried in the lineup however, including Santigold, ILoveMakonnen and Main Attrakionz.
One issue: Bieber's stage time is noted as "a special performance from Justin Bieber," which suggests that he won't be playing a full set. Still, it seems as if producers were aiming to get him to perform later with collaborator Skrillex, considering they appear on the same days of the festival.
If you buy tickets at any point between now and Friday (August 4-8), you can get two-day passes for $150, which isn't a bad deal considering the names on this lineup. The Jones Beach Theater has a capacity of 15,500, which ain't bad compared with the crowds at other major festivals (100,000-a-day at Lollapalooza this weekend, for example), although the acts will be spread out across three stages on the theater grounds.