Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj to Perform at First Ever Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Billboard just unveiled the full list of artists set to perform at its first ever Hot 100 Music Festival, and if your dream lineup extends solely to acts that have broken into Billboard's Hot 100 chart over the past year or so, you should start crafting a "thank you" tweet to Billboard now.
Nicki Minaj, Skrillex, The Weeknd and Lil Wayne are set to headline the festival, while Justin Bieber is slated for a, quote, "very special performance."
In addition to the above headliners, a number of smaller acts will play throughout the weekend, as two more stages will be added around the venue, one of which will be on the beach. Other artists include Jason Derulo, Little Mix, Fetty Wap, Santigold, Halsey, Betty Who, American Authors, Kiesza, Ryn Weaver and more. You can check out the full lineup in the graphic above.
The festival will take place over two days, August 22nd and 23rd, at New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, so get ready to shell out some cash for the LIRR if you don't have a car.
Billboard's co-president John Amato said, "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."
Live Nation's President and CEO Michael Rapino also commented on the festival, saying, "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."
Tickets for the festival go on sale to the general public on Live Nation on July 16 at 10AM EST.
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