Have BTS Ever Performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival?

On Sept. 17 and Sept. 18, the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021 will take place in Las Vegas. The annual music festival will feature several big-name performers including Billie Eilish, Coldplay, and Olivia Rodrigo. While BTS are not listed as performers at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, have Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook ever performed at the festival before?

J-Hope, Jimin, RM, V, Jin, Suga, and Jungkook of BTS at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2020
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BTS performed at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival

The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival took place on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, remote performances were filmed for the concert event.

BTS performed at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival along with Usher, Coldplay, Khalid, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles, Kane Brown, Swae Lee, Keith Urban, Migos, Miley Cyrus, and Thomas Rhett.

For their iHeartRadio Music Festival set, the septet performed their songs “Dynamite,” “Make It Right,” “Spring Day,” and “Boy With Luv.”

“Dynamite” is BTS’ first English-language single and the band released the song in August 2020. “Make It Right” and “Boy With Luv” are both songs on BTS’ 2019 EP Map of the Soul: Persona. “Spring Day” was released on the band’s 2017 repackage album You Never Walk Alone.

Will BTS perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021?

The iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021 will occur on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18. While BTS performed at the 2020 music festival, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook will not make an appearance at the 2021 event.

According to iHeartRadio, the performers for the main concert at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021 are Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Khalid, Journey, Dua Lipa, Lil Baby, Sam Hunt, Cheap Trick, Darius Rucker, FINNEAS, J. Cole, Nelly, Weezer, Florida Georgia Line, and Walker Hayes.

While the Daytime Stage was not able to happen at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival because of the coronavirus, the Daytime Stage is back at the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021 and will be held on Sept. 18. Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid LAROI, Saweetie, All Time Low, 24kGoldn, Russell Dickerson, YUNGBLUD, Gabby Barrett, Tate McRae, and Conan Gray are the slated performers for the Daytime Stage.


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BTS will put on their own online concert

Even though BTS will not take part in the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021, ARMY will not have to wait long to see them perform. On Oct. 24, the band will put on an online concert called “Permission to Dance On Stage.”

According to a press release about the concert, “21st century pop icons BTS are returning with the live-streaming concert ‘BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE’ on October 24. The announcement was made on global fan community platform Weverse, accompanied by a vibrant poster in the key color of ‘Butter’ CD single that includes ‘Permission to Dance,’ heightening excitement for the event.”

“Permission to Dance On Stage” will be livestreamed on Oct. 24 at 5:30 a.m. EST and 6:30 p.m. KST. More information about purchasing tickets will be released at a later date.