How to Watch the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2021

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is one of music‘s most important festivals. So many great performances have happened at the festival from so many artists spanning across genres and generations. In 2019, Miley Cyrus gave us a passionate set, and that same year, veteran rockers Def Leppard took to the stage. Honestly, you never know what you’re going to see every year. But if you don’t have tickets, don’t worry, there’s a way to make sure you don’t miss out on all the action.

iHeartRadio Music Festival concert stage and logo.
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How to watch this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival

You don’t have to feel left out during this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival. According to iHeartRadio’s website, there’s a simple way to watch this year’s festival and not miss a single bit.

The festival starts on Sept. 17 and ends on Sept. 18. but you don’t have to move from your couch as the star-studded lineup takes the stage at T-Mobile Arena and AREA15. This year’s Main Stage lineup includes Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Darius Rucker, Dua Lipa, FINNEAS, J. Cole, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Nelly, Sam Hunt, Weezer, and special guests Florida Georgia Line and Walker Hayes.

At AREA15 on September 18th, Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid LAROI, Saweetie, All Time Low, 24kGoldn, Russell Dickerson, Yungblud, Gabby Barrett, Tate McRae, Conan Gray, and more will take the Daytime Stage. As always, Ryan Seacrest will be our loyal host to guide us through some awesome collaborations and possibly even some surprise performances. So keep your eyes peeled.

Fans who don’t have tickets can tune in to watch the main stage performances at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET via an exclusive livestream on The CW App and It will also be “broadcast live on iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the country across more than 150 markets. The CW Network will also broadcast a two-night television special on Saturday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 3rd from 8-10 pm ET/PT,” the festival’s website writes.

To watch the Daytime Stage, you can tune in to watch on Sept. 18th via an exclusive livestream on and/or the LiveXLive app.

When did the iHeartRadio Music Festival start?

This year will be iHeartRadio Music Festival’s eleventh year. They boast of being “the biggest multi-genre music event anywhere” and have always been held in September, in Las Vegas, over a two-day period.


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“From one-of-a-kind collaborations, to surprise performances, to unforgettable moments on-stage and backstage, it has only shown that truly anything can happen at this show,” the festival’s website writes. Some huge collaborations have happened on the iHeartRadio stage over the years, including Lady Gaga and Sting, Miley Cyrus and Billy Idol, Prince and Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani and P!nk, Kesha and Joan Jett, J. Cole and TLC, and many more.

So you really don’t want to miss a moment of this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival. After the performances of the MTV VMAs on Sept. 12, why not ride that musical wave just a bit longer?