NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Martin Garrix and Fetty Wap will headline the second annual Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival that will also feature special performances by Audien, AWOLNATION, Sleigh Bells, Rae Sremmurd, Desiigner, Timeflies, Madeon, Marshmello, Wale, Nervo and more. The highly anticipated festival, produced by Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovations in music, in partnership with Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, will bring together some of the biggest chart-topping artists on August 20 and 21 at New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and surrounding beach areas for a weekend of epic music performances. More than 40 of today's hottest hitmakers along with exciting breakthrough artists will perform on one of the festival's three stages. A full line-up is below with more artists to be announced soon. For the latest festival news and line-up information, fans should visit www.billboard.com/hot100fest
The Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is presented by L'Oréal Paris Féria, MasterCard, The Patch by SOUR PATCH KIDS, and W Hotels Worldwide. Citi® MasterCard® cardholders will have access to an exclusive pre-sale, presented by MasterCard, beginning Wednesday May 18 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Limited quantity of two-day tickets will be $75 during the pre-sale. Tickets for the general public go on sale May 21 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at www.livenation.com.
Last year, the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival shattered attendance records for Nikon at Jones Beach Theater attracting over 40,000 fans during the festival's inaugural weekend. Billboard and Live Nation promise fans yet another incredible festival in 2016 with some of the biggest chart-topping artists of the year converging on Jones Beach for a massive weekend of live music and entertainment. Collectively, the festival lineup has earned 81 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and have sold a combined 80 million albums and songs in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. They also represent some of this generation's biggest social media influencers, with a massive fan following across Twitter, Facebook and other platforms.
This year's event will bring together dozens of Billboard-charting artists spanning multiple genres, from pop and rock to R&B and dance for one of the most electrifying and diverse festivals this summer.
2016 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival Line-Up
Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Martin Garrix, Fetty Wap
Audien, AWOLNATION, Brooke Eden, Cheat Codes, CID, Coleman Hell, Desiigner, Elephante, Eryn Allen Kane, Futuristic, Gryffin, Hayley Kiyoko, Haywyre, Hippie Sabotage, Jasiah and The Bonnevilles, Jillionaire, Lost Kings, Madeintyo, Madeon, Marshmello, Monty, Moon Taxi, Nervo, Niykee Heaton, Paper Diamond, Prince Fox, Quinn XCII, Rachel Platten, Rae Sremmurd, Ryos, Skizzy Mars, Sleigh Bells, Team EZY, Timeflies, Wale, William Singe, and more to be announced soon.
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