Dua Lipa Opens Evening 1 (Picture: iHeartRadio)
This 12 months’s iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL made its epic return to LAS VEGAS’ T-MOBILE ARENA over the weekend, with two star-studded nights.
DUA LIPA, CHEAP TRICK, WALKER HAYES, FINNEAS, DARIUS RUCKER, WEEZER, J. COLE and NELLY with FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE acquired the celebration began on FRIDAY night time, whereas BILLIE EILISH, SAM HUNT, THE KID LAROI, COLDPLAY, LIL BABY, JOURNEY and KHALID with particular visitor TATE McRAE hit the stage SATURDAY night time.
DUA LIPA kicked issues off, giving everybody a contact of “Future Nostalgia” and had everybody on their toes and dancing alongside to hits like “Bodily,” “New Guidelines,” “Love Once more,” “Levitating” and extra. Nation star WALKER HAYES had everybody singing about APPLEBEES on a date night time and OREO shakes together with his hit music, “Fancy Like.” FINNEAS is dropping his debut album, “Optimist,” subsequent month, and previewed the undertaking together with his set, rocking the home together with his closing music “The 90s.” RUCKER not solely carried out a few of his Nation hits, he introduced again HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH with “Solely Wanna Be With You.” And, what’s extra iconic than closing with fan favourite “Wagon Wheel?”
Rock cult icons WEEZER’s set boasted favorites like “BEVERLY HILLS,” “Hash Pipe,” “Vacation In The Solar,” their cowl of TOTO’s “AFRICA,” “Say It Ain’t So” and “BUDDY HOLLY” … all with RIVERS CUOMO boasting his patented mullet and mustache. Recent off the basketball court docket, J. COLE took over the stage to carry out songs together with “LONDON,” “Energy Journey,” “No Function Modelz” and even introduced out BAS to carry out “The Jackie.” The night time concluded with NELLY and FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE busting out their collaborations, like “Lil Bit.”
EILISH kicked off night time two with FINNEAS, performing an eclectic set checklist consisting of hits from her 2019 album. “When We All Fall Asleep, The place Do We Go?” and her current, sophomore launch, “Happier Than Ever,” together with “Oxytocin.” iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL faves COLDPLAY have been subsequent, performing their newest single, “Increased Energy” and a few previous hits, like “Viva La Vida” and “Repair You.”
LIL BABY dipped into his 2017 bag and gave the viewers a dose of nostalgia, performing “My Dawg” and his 2020 TIKTOK anthem, “Woah,”which he carried out alongside just a few younger TIKTOK dancers. KHALID vibed out together with followers to his hit data “Discuss,” “Younger, Dumb & Broke” and “OTW.” He additionally shocked the group by bringing out TATE McRAE to carry out their SUMMER anthem, “working.”
Purple-hot SCOOTER BRAUN administration shopper THE KID LAROI, after hitting the DAYTIME STAGE earlier within the day, returned to the night time two stage to ship a number of of his hits. The 2-night pageant drew to an in depth with JOURNEY, which acquired the group off their toes with putting vocals from ANREL PINEDA and indelible performances from NEIL SCHON, JONATHAN CAIN, DEEN CASTRONOVO and MARCO MENDOZA. “Do not Cease Believin'” was the massive finale, in fact, and the group was showered with confetti as the ultimate notes performed.
The SATURDAY afternoon DAYTIME STAGE at AREA 15 featured performances by OLIVIA RODRIGO, THE KID LAROI, SAWEETIE, ALL TIME LOW, 24KGOLDN, RUSSELL DICKERSON, YUNGBLUD, GABBY BARRETT, TATE McCRAE and CONAN GRAY.
DUA LIPA and 24GOLDN obtained their TITANIUM AWARDS, celebrating songs that hit one billion viewers spins throughout iHEARTRADIO stations.
The 2021 iHEART RADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL will air on THE CW NETWORK on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd and SUNDAY, OCTOBER third from 8-10p (ET/PT).
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