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The iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup and festival dates were announced this week. Now in its third year, the festival will take place Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

Since the two-day show features performances by some of the biggest acts in music, it's no surprise that Justin Timberlake is headlining the concert. Not only did he partner with iHeartRadio for his album release party, but he's already had an incredible year in terms of "The 20/20 Experience" sales. By the time the show rolls around in autumn, it'll be a great opportunity for him to promote his second album. Plus, his tour partner, Jay-Z, was even one of the headliners for the 2011 fest (a full lineup can be found below) — so maybe he'll make an appearance?

Even if Hov doesn't show up, there are plenty of other artists joining Timberlake at the show.

The 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup:


  • Chris Brown
  • Elton John
  • fun.
  • J. Cole
  • Katy Perry
  • Keith Urban
  • Muse
  • Queen + Adam Lambert


  • Benny Benassi
  • Bruno Mars
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Ke$ha
  • Maroon 5
  • Miguel
  • Phoenix
  • Tiësto
  • Tim McGraw
  • Thirty Seconds to Mars
  • Zedd

This year, the iHeartRadio Music Fest added an additional component: the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, a daytime show held in a 15-acre parking lot just beside the arena. It's essentially a free show for those who already have tickets to the concert and Miley Cyrus will headline.

2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival Village lineup (across multiple stages):

  • Miley Cyrus
  • The Wanted
  • Jason Derulo
  • The Band Perry
  • Avril Lavinge
  • Krewella
  • Cher Lloyd
  • twenty | one | pilots
  • Pete Tong
  • Special guest performance by Ne-Yo.

Tickets go on sale today for two-day passes to the iHeartRadio Music Festival (featuring ALL of the artists listed above); a one-day pass to the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday (featuring SOME of the artists listed above, like Katy Perry and Elton John); a one-day pass to the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday (featuring SOME of the artists listed above, like Justin Timberlake, Tim McGraw, and Bruno Mars); or a ticket to the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village (featuring the second list of artists on the list above). The full ticket listings can be found here.

How do this year's artists line up to the past two years? Last year, there were classic acts like Aerosmith and Green Day — plus the reunion of No Doubt. Taylor Swift, in anticipation of her then-unreleased album, "Red," also performed.

2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup:

  • Aerosmith
  • Bon Jovi
  • Brad Paisley
  • Calvin Harris
  • Deadmau5
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Green Day
  • Jason Aldean
  • Lil Wayne
  • Linkin Park
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Miranda Lambert (with Pistol Annies)
  • No Doubt
  • P!nk
  • Pitbull
  • Rihanna
  • Swedish House Mafia
  • Taylor Swift
  • Usher
  • Special guest performances by Wonder Girls, Ne-Yo, Sammy Adams, Prince, Gerard Way, and Psy.
  • Guest presenters include Britney Spears, Ryan Lochte, Arie Luyendyk Jr., Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, LL Cool J, The Jonas Brothers, and Kathy Griffin.

Or maybe you prefer the 2011 roster, which included artists like Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and Coldplay.

2011 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup:

  • Alicia Keys
  • The Black Eyed Peas
  • Bruno Mars
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Coldplay
  • David Guetta
  • Jane's Addiction
  • Jay-Z
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • John Mayer
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Lady Gaga
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Steven Tyler
  • Sublime with Rome
  • Special guest performances by Sting and Usher

What do you think? Are you excited for this year's festival — or do you think this year's artists pale in comparison to years past?