Drake Slated to Headline the 2016 iHeart Radio Music Festival
iHeartRadio just announced its 2016 festival lineup today (July 25) and Drake is set to be one of the show’s biggest headliners.
The announcement was posted on Twitter with a video trailer of the shows upcoming acts. Other artists for this year’s festival include, U2, Sting, Ariana Grande, Brittney Spears, Pitbull and more. The festival will take place September 23- 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
For those unable to attend, the show will stream live on the CW app and website. Drake will have to take short break from his high-demand "Summer Sixteen" tour and maybe curb his on-stage shade toward artists like Joe Budden and Tory Lanez, in order to headline the festival. A few days ago, in between performances, Drake threw a light jab at Budden, finally addressing Joe's gritty diss track by mocking Budden's 2003 hit single, "Pump it Up." The OVO rapper also announced on-stage that he's working on his forthcoming mixtape which may or may not include a more "formal" response to Joe.
After his iHeartRadio Festival headline appearance, Drake will continue his tour through the end of October, capping "Summer Sixteen" with a final show October 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Tour dates aside, Drizzy continues to win on the charts. Views is in the No.1 spot for the 11th week, making it only the eighth album in the past 20 years to hold down the top spot for 11 or more weeks.
The CW Network is set to broadcast Drake's performance at the two-day iHeart Radio Festival on television October 6 and 7.