iHeart Radio Music Festival 2020: Air date, host, lineup and all you need to know about 10th anniversary special

Miley Cyrus, BTS, Kane Brown are among the star-studded lineup for this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival

                            iHeart Radio Music Festival 2020: Air date, host, lineup and all you need to know about 10th anniversary special
Miley Cyrus, Jimin of BTS, Kane Brown (Getty Images)

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is officially set for 2020. iHeartMedia has announced on July 21 that the 10th anniversary special is scheduled for a virtual broadcast this fall. Expect to see a star-studded lineup with artists such as Miley Cyrus, BTS, Coldplay and more. The festival will be recorded live from venues in Los Angeles and Nashville. It will feature behind-the-scenes moments about how the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the music industry, as well as personal accounts from the artists who are performing.


iHeartMedia's chief programming officer Tom Poleman released a statement saying: "It’s hard to believe that this September will be the 10th iHeartRadio Music Festival,” he said. "The 2011 Festival was iHeart’s first national marquee event and became the model for our hugely successful series of iHeart-branded music events broadcast and streamed across the country on radio, television and online. More than 200 superstar artists have made our iHeartRadio Music Festival the biggest in the world, and this year’s lineup, even amidst a global pandemic, will be one for the history books."


Air date

According to a poster shared by iHeartRadio on their official Instagram, the festival will take place on September 18 and September 19 at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT for both nights.

How to watch

You can tune in on The CW and iHeartRadio nationwide stations or use The CW app. Download it here



Ryan Seacrest attends the front row for Naeem Khan during New York Fashion Week: The Shows on September 10, 2019 in New York City.

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Seacrest is an American radio personality, television host and producer. He is known for hosting the 'American Idol' competition show, the syndicated countdown program American Top 40, and iHeartMedia's KIIS-FM morning radio show 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest'. He is also currently the co-host and executive producer of 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'.



In no particular order, the performers for the festival will include:

Kane Brown
Keith Urban
Miley Cyrus
Thomas Rhett

The 2020 event will see both Miley Cyrus and Kane Brown returning for their second year after last year's lineup. Another highlight of the event is that fans will get the chance to participate in virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite artists during the show.