After dozens of legendary performances, the two-day virtual stream and radio broadcast of the 10th annual iHeartRadio Music Festival concluded on Saturday evening with performances from Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, BTS, Coldplay, Kane Brown with Special Guests Khalid & Swae Lee, Keith Urban, Migos, Miley Cyrus, Thomas Rhett with Surprise Guest Jon Pardi, Usher and more.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the iconic weekend-long virtual festival that was recorded on stages in Los Angeles and Nashville, streamed on The CW App and CWTV.com, and broadcasted on iHeartMedia stations nationwide on September 18 and 19. The CW Network will broadcast the two-night televised iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sunday, September 27 (8:00-10:00pm ET) and Monday, September 28 (8:00-10:00pm ET).
Although music fans were unable to attend the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival in person given the new limitations on live events during the pandemic, millions of iHeartRadio listeners were still able to experience the Festival’s traditional one-of-a-kind collaborations and surprise performances as many bands reunited to perform on a stage together again for the first time in months.
In addition, fans were given the opportunity to participate in virtual meet and greets and appear in a special Capital One Fan Wall to be serenaded by their favorite artists. The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival, which broadcasted on iHeartMedia stations nationwide, also featured special remote performances.
Alicia Keys kicked off the first night of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival performing her new hit song “Love Looks Better” and “So Done.”
Host Ryan Seacrest opened night one of the Festival following Keys’ performance to tell everyone watching and listening: “Tonight we’re grateful to these musicians that have come out to bring us together through music – because that’s what the iHeartRadio Music Festival is all about – bringing together the biggest artists in the world, no matter what style of music they play.”
The Breakfast Club introduced Migos’ fiery performance in front of a virtual audience on the Capital One Fan Wall. Bobby Bones then introduced Thomas Rhett as he performed from Nashville. His performance included an array of hits including “Look What God Gave Her,” “Life Changes,” “Crash and Burn,” “Die A Happy Man” and more. He then introduced Surprise Guest Jon Pardi to perform “Beer Can’t Fix” together.
Coldplay reunited virtually to provide fans with a captivating performance of their hit songs “Viva La Vida,” “Clocks,” “Trouble in Town,” “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” “Fix You,” “A Sky Full of Stars” and more.
Elvis Duran introduced global phenomenon BTS, who just this summer had the largest streaming concert in history, to remotely perform their hit songs from Seoul, South Korea during the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival. The band brought all the moves as they sang and danced to “Dynamite,” “Make It Right” and “Spring Day” before closing the show with their hit song “Boy With Luv.”
Keith Urban kicked off night two of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival performing his song “Somewhere in My Car” from his car before making his way to the iHeart stage where he was joined by his full band and his guitar for a pyro-infused ending of the hit song. He continued with a performance of his songs “Blue Aint Your Color,” “Wasted Time” and his duet with Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter” as the songstress appeared on a screen behind him.
Enrique Santos introduced Kane Brown as he was beamed from Nashville to the Los Angeles stage through a new innovative hologram technology, PORTL, for his performance of “Be Like That” alongside Special Guests Khalid and Swae Lee. Usher opened his set with a performance of “OMG” before taking fans back in time with a new rendition of “You Make Me Wanna,” and “U Don’t Have To Call” as well as a medley of his ballads “U Got It Bad” and “Burn.” Swae Lee was welcomed back to the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival stage to perform “Unforgettable,” “Someone Said” and his new unreleased single for the very first time, “Dance Like No One’s Watching.”
Ryan Seacrest introduced Bon Jovi as the band performed from Nashville. They kicked off their set with a performance of “Do What You Can,” featuring Jennifer Nettles on a screen beside them. They also performed “Lost Highway,” “Limitless” and hits “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “It’s My Life” and “Livin’ On A Prayer.”
Miley Cyrus closed the 10th year anniversary of the iHeartRadio Music Festival performing from the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles. She opened her set with an electrifying cover of Blondie’s “Heart Of Glass” before performing her songs “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” “Who Owns My Heart” and “Midnight Sky.”