'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist': Airdate, line-up, host and all you need to know about the music special

'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist': Airdate, line-up, host and all you need to know about the music special
Katy Perry, BTS, Dua Lipa (Getty Images)

Some of the biggest names in pop music are coming together for Disney Channel's Night of Music for the July 10 special 'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist'. With fan-favorite artists such as Katy Perry, Dua Lip, BTS and more, the event aims to honor teachers with an exciting night of music and fundraising as part of the ARDYs Heroes for Change Award.

On their official website, Disney Channel says, "ARDYs SUMMER PLAYLIST takes a fast-paced look at the most exciting Radio Disney artists and turns up the volume on their great performances and appearances. We see and hear how the artists, stars, and fans are gonna turn this into a summer to remember."


Money raised for the show will benefit DonorsChoose, a charity that supports teacher projects, helping them bring classroom dreams to life and encouraging their students to be better equipped to thrive. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, ARDYs will be a completely virtual experience. The celebration will also include a look back at iconic moments from the first seven years of ARDYs.


The special will also air back-to-back with 'Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along' with special guests including but not limited to Demi Lovato, Coco Jones, Olivia Rodrigo, performing songs from Disney Channel Original Movies and more.

Air date

The hour-long music celebration kicks off on Friday, July 10 at 9 pm on Disney Channel here.


'Radio Disney Presents ARDYs Summer Playlist' follows 'Disney Channel Summer Sing-Along' which airs at 8 pm on the same network. 

Who is hosting?

Laura Marano attends the 13th Annual Women In Film Female Oscar Nominees Party at Sunset Room Hollywood on February 07, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

It will be hosted by 'Austin & Ally' star and singer, songwriter and recording artist, Laura Marano. She played Ally Dawson in the family comedy series and has acted in films such as 'Lady Bird' (2017), 'Saving Zoë' (2019), and 'The Perfect Date' (2019). She has also done many voice-over jobs including the commercially successful animated films, 'Finding Nemo' (2003) and 'Ice Age: The Meltdown'. As a singer, her debut single 'Boombox' released in 2016 and her EP 'Me' arrived last year. Her other singles include 'Lie To Me', 'When You Wake Up', 'Not Like Me' and more.



This year's ARDYs will showcase a special guest list of some of today's brightest stars in music. See the full list below including previously announced performers.

Bebe Rexha attends e1972 during New York Fashion Week on February 08, 2020 in New York City.

Katy Perry
Dua Lipa
Bebe Rexha
Meghan Trainor
Sofia Carson
Alessia Cara
Ally Brooke
Asher Angel
Kaycee Rice
Loren Gray
Keedron Bryant

Previously announced

Maddie Ziegler attends the Bondi Sands Aero Launch Party on April 13, 2019 in Palm Springs, California.

Thriii (the R&B group comprised of sisters China Anne McClain, Sierra McClain and Lauryn McClain) 
Sabrina Carpenter
Now United
Maddie Ziegler
Kenzie Ziegler
Kylie Cantrall
Brent Rivera
Meg Donnelly
Max & Harvey
Sarah Jeffery
Peyton Elizabeth Lee
Sofia Wylie
Issac Ryan Brown
Sky Katz
Alex Aiono
Lindsay Ell
Blanco Brown


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