On September 18 and 19, iHeartRadio Festival 10th anniversary will be filmed in Los Angeles Nashville. Though this year has been a year of canceled and postponed festivals, the iHeartRadio Festival will proceed. Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Khalid, Usher, Migos, Keith Urban, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, and BTS will be tapped for the two-day, two-city fall concert, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.
(Photo : Isaac Brekken) 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 2 – Show LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 21: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With strict social distancing guidelines, the 10th-anniversary event will be filmed in L.A. airing live and edited special on the C.W. on September 27 and 28. Fans can attend the event but only in the parking area with a handful of cameras. The organizers of iHeartRadio laid a plan for the audience to engage in the live show, including virtual dressing room interviews and virtual audience via Zoom, according to
Variety. 2020 iHeartRadio Fest is far different from the past celebrations
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2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 - Show Musician Chris Martin of Coldplay performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This year's iHeartRadio Fest faces considerable challenges when it comes to audiences. However, the show will go on, albeit virtually said Variety. The president of entertainment enterprises for
iHeartMedia, John Sykes, elaborated on the company's procedures to ensure the safety of artists. Only a limited set of approved crew will be allowed to the band tapings, and the stages will be scrubbed down for the next-day perfomance.
Sykes said that they have been reimagining since March 29 when they ran a Living Room Concert after the iHeartRadio Music Awards was canceled. According to Variety, Sykes ensures artists' safety by putting a Zoom suite of fans in the event so artists can look out and see, but fans won't be in the same space as the artists. iHeartRadio management will assign a production team in a parking lot, and artists have the venue to themselves for the whole day.
Virtual mega-concert iHeartRadio 2020 is still one-of-a-kind
(Photo : Kevin Winter) iHeartRadio LIVE With BTS Presented By HOT TOPIC BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin, and J-Hope of "BTS" speak onstage at iHeartRadio LIVE with BTS presented by HOT TOPIC at iHeartRadio Theater on January 27, 2020 in Burbank, California.
iHeartRadio Music Festival will feature the best of the best collaborations and surprise performances. Many bands and
artists will reunite to perform together after several months of being separated.
In partnership with T-Mobile, the remote performances for the festival will be filmed in front of a virtual audience, in L.A. and Nashville including a fan wall of iHeartRadio listeners. The festival this year is a tribute to the connection between fans and artists. According to iHeart, fans will have their moment to interact with the artists by being the ones to introduce the artist who will perform that day; they can also join a virtual meet and greet. Also, fans who are watching the live festival can have a chance to appear in a special fan video wall while serenaded by their favorite artists.
The C.W. App and CWTV.com will be airing the iHeartRadio Festival 2020 on September 18 and 19 at 9 pm E.T./6pm P.T. There is also a relive show of the epic performances and highlights of the two-night Festival on September 27 and 28 from 8 to 10 pm ET/PT. The festival will also be broadcasted on iHeartMedia stations nationwide and the iHeartRadio app.
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