August 08, 2013 7:00am PT by THR Staff
Paul McCartney: Headed for iHeartRadio Festival?
Paul McCartney has two high-profile festival appearances on his summer 2013 itinerary: Bonnaroo, held in Tennessee in June, and San Francisco's Outside Lands this coming weekend. Could September's iHeartRadio be another such stop?
According to the Beatles Examiner, citing "a source with knowledge," McCartney is negotiating for a slot at the sold-out festival.
Held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 20 and 21, the founding Beatle would join a slew of pop, rock and hip-hop heavies including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Drake, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Ke$ha, Queen with Adam Lambert and many more at the sold-out concert. iHeartRadio is an Internet radio platform owned by Clear Channel, which counts more than 800 local radio stations in its broadcast network.
The 2012 edition of the iHeartRadio festival also featured an assortment of marquee names. Among them: Taylor Swift, Usher, Lil Wayne, Pink, No Doubt and Green Day, the latter of whom exhibited a reported "meltdown" when singer Billie Joe Armstrong voiced his displeasure over having the band's set cut short and walked offstage in a huff.