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Billboard's Hot 100 Fest With Calvin Harris & Fetty Wap Kicks off in August; Tickets Soar!

by Emma Gaedeke   Jul 22, 2016 20:17 PM EDT

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The second-annual Billboard Hot 100 Festival, produced by Billboard and partnered with Live Nation, is scheduled to return to Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York, for a two-day event on August 20 and 21. Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, J.Cole, Martin Garrix and Fetty Wap are slated to headline the major event.

After last year's successful event with over more than 40,000 fans in attendance, tickets for this year's Billboard Hot 100 Fest are in high demand and steadily rising across the secondary market. Both two-day passes and single day passes are available for purchase to attend the festival. According to data provided by TiqIQ, two-day passes are currently averaging $335, with the cheapest ticket priced at $172. A single-day pass for Saturday, August 20 is averaging $288, with the cheapest ticket available for $145, and on Sunday, August 21, a single-day pass can be purchased at an average of $287, with the cheapest ticket priced at $180.

The 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival will mark the event's second year, and the daily lineup will feature headliners Ariana Grande, Martin Garrix and Fetty Wap on Saturday, August 20, with other artists such as Cheat Codes, Elephante and Paper Diamond also scheduled to appear. On Sunday, the second and final day of the event, Calvin Harris and J.Cole are set to take the headlining slots on the main stage. Performances from other artists on Sunday will include Brooke Eden, Futuristic, Josiah & the Bonnevilles, and Lost Kings, as well as several others that are lined up to appear throughout the entire weekend.

The first ever 2015 Billboard Hot 100 Festival featured headline performances from some of the country's biggest artists such as Skrillex, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber, and this year's event is expected to continue to rise in demand as August rapidly approaches.

 

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