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Mega Stars Dominate The 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

Mega Stars Dominate The 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Ryan Seacrest
Ryan Seacrest

In advance of the official launch of  iHeartRadio in Canada, CTV announced today it will deliver front row access to the 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL with a two-night four-hour event broadcast,Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two. Filmed in Las Vegas in September and hosted by Ryan Seacrest, both nights of the festival special are jam-packed with legendary performances from U2, Sia, Sting, Britney Spears, and Usher; plus all-star collaborations, including Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus; Ariana Grande and Zedd; and Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line. The CTV Two 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL broadcasts air as Canada’siHeartRadio app and desktop player are available for preview, with the full launch to be announced soon.

“CTV is the home of big event television, and we couldn’t be more excited that as part of Bell Media’s deployment of iHeartRadio, CTV Two is the perfect place to showcase the iHeartRadio brand with the 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL,” said Mike Cosentino, Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty, Bell Media.

“The iHeartRadio brand is truly multi-platform,” said Rob Farina, Senior Advisor, iHeartRadio for Bell Media. “The broadcast of the 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL on CTV Two is key to Bell Media’s strategy to grow awareness of the brand and its fan base in Canada across television, radio, and digital properties.”

Billy Idol
Billy Idol

The first night of the 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL kicks off with a “Rebel Yell” as Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus share the stage for an electrifying performance,Thursday, Oct. 6 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. U2, twenty one pilots, Pitbull, Backstreet Boys, Tears For Fears, Sam Hunt, and One Republic also take the stage on night one two hours of memorable performances.

Night two of the concert special gets straight to “Work B*tch” as pop princess Britney Spears takes the stage to open the evening packed with chart-topping performances and all-star collaborations. The acts taking the stage on Friday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT include Arianna Grande, Usher, Sia, Sting, Florida Georgia Line, and Cage The Elephant. Backstreet’s back for a second night to team up with Florida Georgia Line for a performance of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”; Zedd takes the stage twice on night two, performing “Break Free” with Arianna Grande and “Starving” with Hailee Steinfeld; and Usher reunites with Lil John and Ludacris to perform “Yeah” and “Turn Down for What”.

The 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL also features appearances from Canadian singer-songwriter Alessia Cara; comedians Kevin Hart, Kathy Griffin, and David Spade; Broadway superstar Idina Menzel; Olympian Laurie Hernandez; actors Sean Penn, John Stamos, Taylor Lautner, Lea Michele, Justin Baldoni, and Mehki Pfier.

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  1. david macmillan

    hello Keith!
    I hope this finds you doing well.
    The online mag looks great.
    I am working with Bill Wood from EYE EYE these days and he has a great new album! I would like to send you a download, do you have an email i can send it to? The one I have for you keith@themusicexpress.ca doesnt seem to work
    rock on
    David
    BILL WOOD AND THE WOODIES IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE SONGS ARE THE MAIN EVENT.

    Bill Wood and the Woodies – Mumbo Jumbo Tumbo
    Mumbo Jumbo Tumbo is the 2nd album release from Bill Wood and the Woodies, the Toronto roots-rock band described by some as “Canada’s best-kept musical secret.”
    The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Bill Wood, a Canadian music industry veteran who stepped away from the music industry after a successful bout with the mid-80s pop band Eye Eye to raise his family. Throughout those years, Wood continued to write music, re-entering the scene in 2007 with a solo effort, Take It, and soon afterwards founding the Woodies, featuring respected guitarist Chris Bennett, ace bass player/producer Mark Shannon and drummer Dino Naccarato.
    Fixtures on the Toronto roots music scene, the Woodies have honed their craft over a nine-year residency at Graffitti’s, the respected Kensington Market music showplace, as well as other Ontario venues. The 2014 release of the band’s first album, Oh, Look…led to a deal with Fish Records UK and a successful 2015 U.K. tour.
    Never derivative, many of Wood’s songs have the feel of an instant classic. One of the most-often heard comments at a Woodies show is “Was that really one of your own songs?”
    The new record, Mumbo Jumbo Tumbo highlights Wood’s exquisite songwriting skills as well as the musicianship of some of Toronto’s finest players.

    LIVE DATES
    • Saturday Oct 8 Opera House 735 Queen St E Toronto w/Midge Ure
    • Friday Oct 21 Graffiti’s Bar and Grill 170 Baldwin St Toronto
    • Album release party
    • Frida Oct 28 Relish Bar & Grill 2152 Danforth Ave. Toronto
    • Friday Nov 18 Graffiti’s Bar and Grill 170 Baldwin St Toronto
    • Saturday Nov 26 The Moonshine Cafe 137 Kerr St Oakville
    • Album release party
    • Friday 16 Dec Graffiti’s Bar and Grill 170 Baldwin St Toronto

    Key tracks- first single/video “Blue Plate Special” the wonderful sentiment of “This Old Heart”, the great country feel of “Without a trace” and the dark “Dark Ride”.

    For information, interviews and more contact David MacMillan 416 457 8002
    david.macmillan@yahoo.ca

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