| 14 Jul 2024
Billboard announces first music festival with Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, Justin Bieber and others

MUMBAI: Billboard has partnered with Live Nation to produce its first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, scheduled to be held on 22 and 23 August in New York. The line-up boasts an interesting set of artists such as Kygo, Jason Derulo, American Authors, Betty Who, The Chainsmokers, Cold War Kids, Fetty Wap, Halsey, Holy Ghost!, Kiesza, Little Mix, Santigold, Justin Bieber and ZZ Ward, among others.

The festival will have three stages on which artists will perform throughout the weekend. These include famed amphitheater Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, as well as two additional stages with one located on the beach.

Speaking on the music festival, Billboard co-president John Amato said, “It is an honour to be able to extend the Billboard brand into the festival space, and we feel that Jones Beach is the perfect location to create something truly unique and unforgettable.” Also opining, Live Nation President and CEO, Michael Rapino said, “The Hot 100 Music Festival will be one of those truly memorable summer concert events. We are very excited to bring fans some of summer 2015's chart toppers in a venue that will showcase the best these artists have to offer.”

According to Nielsen Music, the musicians in the line-up have 197 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and have sold a combined 116.3 million albums and songs in the U.S. The artists also represent the current generation's biggest social media influencers, with a massive fan following across Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.