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Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Phoenix, Muse among iHeartRadio lineup’s big names

Katy Perry, shown here performing at Mandalay Bay in 2011, will perform at this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in September at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio Music Festival will return to Las Vegas on Sept. 20 and 21 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Ryan Seacrest will host for a third year.

This year’s performers will include Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, J. Cole, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Benny Benassi, a live appearance by Queen and Adam Lambert, and other special surprise guests.

The two-day event will broadcast live across Clear Channel radio stations in 150 markets across the country and will also air as a two-night special on the the CW on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 8-10 p.m. as part of the network’s fall season launch.

This year’s event also includes a new Festival Village at the lot across from Luxor. The outdoor space will have several stages and feature performances from Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, AWOLNATION, Pete Tong, Twenty One Pilots, Jason Derulo and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo. The area will also include fan zones, games, concessions and interactive experiences from the festival’s sponsors.

Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on Saturday, July 20. Prices and more information are to be announced.

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