The iHeartRadio Music Festival is a two-day festival held each September since 2011 by iHeartRadio in Paradise, Nevada. From 2011 to 2015, the festival was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, with the Las Vegas Village outdoor venue added in 2013. The 2016 event will be held at the T-Mobile Arena. The 2011 edition was broadcast by VH1, while every edition since 2012 has been broadcast by The CW. The shows get subsequent replays on Palladia.
The two-day festival was expanded in 2013 with the addition of the iHeartRadio "village", a separate event free to attend for those who won tickets to the main event or available for separate purchase. According to Billboard, the main festival "showcases some of the most well-established artists in the genre" while the village showcases newer, rising acts. In 2013, the magazine wrote that the festival had "quickly established itself as a home to every major artist."
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