Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival: Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj to Perform at Inaugural Event
The Weeknd, Skrillex and Lil Wayne also are among those headed to Jones Beach.
After days of hints and teases, the full lineup for the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival has been revealed. The Weeknd, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are headlining the fest, which will also feature a very special performance by Justin Bieber. The festival hits New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (and the surrounding beach area) Aug. 22-23.
Kygo, Jason Derulo, American Authors, Betty Who, The Chainsmokers, Fetty Wap, Halsey, Holy Ghost!, Kiesza, Little Mix, Santigold, and ZZ Ward also are among the 40-plus artists playing the inaugural Hot 100 Fest. It's a killer mix of hot hitmakers, social media influencers, rising stars and festival faves.
In addition to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, there are two additional stages nearby for Hot 100 performers — one of which is on the beach. So yes, it's a weekend that's not to be missed.
Produced by Billboard in partnership with Live Nation, the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is presented by MasterCard, Sour Patch Kids, Nordstrom Rack and SinfulColors. A presale, presented by MasterPass by MasterCard, starts July 13. Citi MasterCard cardmembers who use Citi Wallet connected to MasterPass will earn exclusive access before tickets become available to the public. To get more information and to sign up for Citi Wallet, head here. Tickets for the general public go on sale July 16 at 10 a.m. ET at LiveNation.com.
“It’s an honor 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,” says Billboard co-president John Amato.
“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,” says Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino.