Usher performs onstage during the 2012 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on July 1, 2012 in Los Angeles

*CW has announced it will broadcast performances from the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Clear Channel’s two-day concert event in Las Vegas on Sept. 21 and 22.


The network will condense it into a two-hour show to premiere Oct. 1 as the kickoff to CW’s 2012 fall season. CW will decide after the event which acts it will include in its broadcast.

The festival lineup includes Usher, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Swedish House Mafia, P!nk, Aerosmith, Rihanna, No Doubt, Lil Wayne, Miranda Lambert, Shakira, Brad Paisley, Enrique Iglesias, Green Day, Jason Aldean, Mary J. Blige, Linkin Park, deadmau5, Calvin Harris and Pitbull.

“This exclusive broadcast event emphasizes our commitment to bringing great music and content to our audience anywhere they want it,” says Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President John Sykes.