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Ryan Seacrest revealed the lineup for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival moments ago and it’s a pretty good one!

This year’s festival will includes sets from Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Usher, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Paramore, Lorde and more!

The iHeartRadio Music Festival will take place in Las Vegas on Sept. 19 and 20. Tickets for both days go on sale to the public this Saturday, July 26.

The lineup comes just days after the first round of iTunes Festival performers were announced.

The most important news here, however, is that new music from Taylor Swift is likely right around the corner.

View the rest of the iHeart Radio Music Festival lineup here.

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Apple

The 2014 iTunes Festival is looming and the first round of performers have been revealed.

Sam Smith, Pharrell, Kylie, Maroon 5 and Beck, 5 Seconds of Summer and Kiesza are just a few of the artists whose names are currently on display on the festival’s official website.

The month-long festival takes place in September every year and is streamed live to Apple customers from London.

The festival came to the United States for the first time this year at SXSW with performers like Coldplay hitting the stage.

HAIM performs at Glastonbury festival

HAIM performs at Glastonbury festival

If you, like me, were anywhere but England last week you missed out on days worth of good music. Singers such as Dolly Parton, Lana Del Rey and HAIM performed during Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts this year and BBC was kind enough to upload a few of the performance to YouTube for those of us that didn’t get to attend the festival in person.

Watch Ed Sheeran, Disclosure, Bleachers, James Blake, The Wailers and more perform their popular songs for the gigantic crowd below. Continue reading

John Mayer

John Mayer

John Mayer will headline the Made in America Festival in L.A. alongside Imagine Dragons in August. The two-day festival will take place simultaneously in Los Angeles and Philadelphia on August 30 and 31. Kanye West, Kings of Leon and The National are among the headliners for the Philadelphia lineup.

Mayer covered Beyonce’s “XO” while on tour earlier this year and apparently he liked the song so much that he decided to record and release a studio version. The new release isn’t much different from the live performance, with Mayer delivering the memorable melody via harmonica and singing the dreamy lyrics over an acoustic guitar backing.

Check out the full lineup for the Made in America tour here and listen to Mayer’s cover of “XO” below. Continue reading

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Outkast will headline the BET Experience in Los Angeles this year as a part of their 40-date festival run.

Outkast, A$AP Rocky and Rick Ross will perform at the Staples Center on June 28.

Andre 3000 and Big Boi reunited on stage two weeks ago at Coachella in Indio, California.

Critics and fans didn’t seem too impressed with their initial Coachella performance, but the duo reportedly tightened up their setlist and the show’s production, and received great reviews during their final show at the festival over the weekend.

Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jill Scott, Trey Songz, Future and more will also perform during The BET Experience weekend.

Tickets are on sale now. Find out more about the three-day event here.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

The Glastonbury lineup has been revealed! The annual “contemporary performing arts” portion of the festival will take place this summer from June 27-29 in Pilton, Somerset, England.

The long list of performers includes: James Blake, Kelis, Foster the People, London Grammar, MGMT, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Skrillex, Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, M.I.A., John Newman, Chromeo, Chance the Rapper and more.

More artists will be announced leading up to the festival.

According to Glastonbury’s website, there will be over 100 stages this year.

Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons headlined the popular festival in 2013.

Lollapalooza

The 2014 Lollapalooza lineup has been revealed!

Outkast, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Foster the People and more have been tapped to play the three day festival, which takes place August 1-3 in Grant Park, Chicago.

Zedd, Nas, Childish Gambino, Lykke Li, Chance the Rapper, AFI, Run the Jewels, London Grammar, Iggy Azalea, Kate Nash, Blood Orange, Rich Homie Quan, Jhene Aiko, Bleachers, Cash Cash, Bebe Rexha and more are also scheduled to play at the festival this year.

According to the festival’s official website, both 3-day and single day passes have already sold out.

If you want to see what you’re missing out on, you can check out the lineup by day here.

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Coldplay performed a mixture of old and new material during their set at iTunes Fest at South by Southwest earlier this week. During the nearly hour-long set the band performed their latest single “Magic” live for the first time.

“That’s the first time we’ve ever played that and I’m happy it was for you,” Martin said before going into “Clocks.”

The band also performed two new songs, “Always In My Head” and “Another’s Arms,” along with the buzz track “Midnight” from their forthcoming album. They mixed in old songs like “Fix You,” “Viva La Vida” and “Charlie Brown” to round out the set.

I saw Coldplay live at a festival in Atlanta a few years ago so I know it doesn’t get much better than yelling the “Viva La Vida” refrain at the top of your lungs with a crowd of fans or hearing Chris Martin sing “Fix You” live.

I’ve also fallen head over heels in love with “Magic” since it’s release so I’m pretty excited to hear the rest of Ghost Stories when it’s release on May 19.

Watch the full set below and share your thoughts! Continue reading

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Bonnaroo Music Festival

Elton John, Kanye West and Jack White will headline Bonnaroo this year. Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Disclosure, Zedd, Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Sam Smith and Banks were also among the list of artists announced as performers during the festival’s 30-minute Bonnaroo Line-Up Announcement Megathon webcast. Additional performers will be announced in the future. Outkast didn’t make the lineup.

Bonnaroo will take place in Manchester, TN on June 12-15. Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb. 22 at noon.

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OVO

OVO

Imagine Drake watching from the side of the stage with teary eyes as Outkast performs “Stankonia (Stank Love).” This is the image I got when I heard Outkast will headline the first night of OVOFest this year. Drake will headline the second night. Additional performers will be announced in the future.

The fifth annual OVOFest will take place on Aug. 3 & 4 at the Moslon Canadian Ampitheatre in Toronto.

Two day tickets will cost between $107.50 and $303.50, while single day lawn tickets will be $66.75, according to Ticketmaster. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Feb. 21.

Outkast is also scheduled to appear at Coachella, Counterpoint, Governor’s Ball, Wireless Festival, Firefly Music Festival and more this year to show appreciation to fans for 20 years of support.