#iHeartFestival Full Recap: We CELEBRATE!
#IHEARTFESTIVAL NIGHT 1 RECAP: Harry STYLES' SUIT, PINK'S AEROBATICS AND JARED LETO'S PANTS
Stars of all kinds aligned on Friday night (US time) when heavy hitters like P!NK, The Weeknd, Harry Styles and more took to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for Night 1 of the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
From P!NK's high flying acrobatics to Jared Leto's rainbow ensemble, the evening rocked the audience from the opening set all the way until David Guetta's surprise performance with Bebe Rexha for "Hey Mama."
To celebrate an night full of memorable moments, iHeartRadio rounded up some of the biggest highlights from the Ryan Seacrest-hosted show.
Take a look below!
P!NK Brings Back Her Acrobatics And Harry Styles Wants In
At this point in her career, P!NK and high flying acrobatics are almost synonymous with one another and she decided to end her set with some of those antics during "So What." Oh, and bonus points for her impeccable live vocals doing so.
Harry Styles was the second artist to hit the stage, following P!NK's amazing high-flying performance. But before he kicked off his set, Harry joked, "I was supposed to fly around but @Pink stole my harness."
Well, little did Harry know that P!nk was watching, and offered to help Harry out by sharing her harness last time. She tweeted, "I can share."
Let's talk about Harry Styles' Suit
Harry Styles showed up the iHeartRadio Music Festival in what is quite possibly the PERFECT outfit to wear in Las Vegas for such an occasion ... and the only way we can describe it was MAGNIFICENT.
Harry rocked a beautiful red and blue patterned Gucci suit, flared pants, with a white ascot. In fact, you might say it's a little reminiscent of someone you may be familiar with ...
And, of course, Harry did all of this performance in his incredible red and blue Gucci suit. It's no wonder his last name is "Styles."
That Time The Weeknd Lit Up The Stage With Impromptu Dance Moves
For the R&B charged set, The Weeknd swayed side to side on stage, offering up all those unapologetic party vibes to the sold-out audience as well as a number of impromptu dance moves.
It may not have been choreographed routines, but it was a 30 minute set that showed just how energetic The Weeknd can be.
Introduced by Big Boi and French Montana, the chart-topper entertained the crowd with a string of hits like "Stayboy," "Party Monster," "Reminder," "Can't Feel My Face" and more.
Still, even with his silky smooth vocals, Abel brought major stage presence, courtesy of some suave dance moves. From energetic stage hopping to his enthusiasm to get the audience up and jumping, there was no denying that the star turned the set into a full-fledged dance party.
Need some proof to just how energetic he was during the show?
Just take a look below!
Coldplay Got Close With Nature
While performing hits like "A Sky Full of Stars," "Paradise," "Fix You" and more, Coldplay had a nature theme throughout their set. They showered the audience with all sorts of confetti from star-shaped pieces, to snow-like flakes, to flying butterflies.
They had flowers all over their instruments and filled the arena with a rainbow of colour after releasing huge balloons throughout the crowd.
They also took time to acknowledge the downside of nature and asked the audience to pray for victims of recent natural disasters.
Thirty Seconds To Mars Honors Rock Artists We Lost With Emotional Mash-Up
Filling the stage with a 20-piece choir that could pack a church, Jared Leto and Thirty Seconds To Mars opened their performance with an emotional mash-up that paid tribute to the legendary rock artists we've lost in the last few years. Leto started the set singing the 1977 classic "Heroes" by rock icon David Bowie who passed on January 10th, 2016 after quietly battling liver cancer. He then effortlessly transitioned into "Purple Rain" by Prince, who died on April 21, 2016, after having one of the most prolific and influential careers in music. Next, Jared belted out George Michael's "Freedom" with the choir.
Most touching was their cover of "Numb" by Linkin Park whose frontman Chester Bennington shockingly took his own life after secretly battling severe depression. There was also an emotional rendition of with "Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden whose vocalist Chris Cornell also committed suicide under very similar conditions.
Thirty Seconds To Mars then showed the influence they have taken from these fallen artists in their set, with performances of "Kings and Queens," "Up In The Air," and "Walk On Water."
Also let's not forget to mention the other glorious outfit of the night... Jared Leto's ensemble.
#IHEARTFESTIVAL NIGHT 2 RECAP: DJ Khaled Brings out all the stars and more
Live from Las Vegas, the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival gave us it all with it’s second night.
The sold-out audience was privy to everything they wanted and more from a superstar line-up including Miley Cyrus, DJ Khaled and Niall Horan.
From Cyrus' stellar cover of Nancy Sinatra's 1966 hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" to DJ Khaled's long list of surprise guests, it was an evening of celebration for music!
The night offered up some memorable moments that lit the blogosphere on fire.
In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest highlights from the show.
Kesha Made An Emotional Return To The Stage
Kesha opened the iHeartRadio Music Festival, performing several songs from her new album Rainbow, including "Woman" and "Learn To Let Go," in addition to an amazing rendition of "Take It Off" that also included a guitar war between her two guitarists.
She also performed her new song with Macklemore called "Good Old Days."
But perhaps the shining moment of Kesha's five-song set was her hit single "Praying."
Before launching into the song, Kesha told the audience: "This song is not an easy song for me. It's a very very special and emotional song.”
DJ Khaled Brings Out Surprise Guests Travis Scott, Chance, Quavo, and Demi
“Love is the key, love is the most powerful thing in the world,” DJ Khaled yelled in his iconic delivery as he closed out the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival.
His message of unity translated into his performance by bringing out Chance The Rapper, Quavo, Migos, Demi Lovato and French Montana to the stage that showed the power and influence the 41-year-old hip hop titan has created over his career.
Lorde & Friends
Lorde brought all the Melodrama to the Las Vegas Arena during the festival and even brought out a few of her friends on stage during her set.
She kicked things off by performing her newly-released remix of "Homemade Dynamite," which features Khalid, and then sat down at the piano with Jack Antonoff to perform "Liability."
Louis Tomlinson & Bebe Rexha = BFFs
Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha brought their collaboration to life when they performed "Back To You" at the iHeartRadio Music Festival…and were totally adorable in the process.
Miley Cyrus Covered “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’’ And YASS
Just a year after surprising the crowd with a rocking duet alongside Billy Idol, Miley Cyrus splashed onto Night 2 of the festival for a country charged set that touched on her pop past, but also put the focus on her love for her roots with a sassy cover of Nancy Sinatra's hit, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."
Cyrus strutted the catwalk for the classic, admitting that she had never performed the song before.
Speaking of classics, it was onto her own legacy moments later with performances of "We Can't Stop" and "Party in the U.S.A."
Even though she's a little more subtle nowadays, Cyrus made the most of her final minutes on stage, offering the audience with a passionate speech about the US’ priorities.
Kylie Jenner Came Out to Support Travis Scott in Vegas
The internet actually broke on Friday when TMZ reported that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is pregnant with her first child.
While Kylie hasn't made a formal statement about her alleged pregnancy yet, she did show up to support her boyfriend Travis Scott at the iHeartRadio Musical Festival on Saturday amidst all the rumours.
The reality star was spotted hanging out backstage with long time Kardashian family friend French Montana while he was waiting to join DJ Khaled, Chance the Rapper, Quavo, and her (rumoured) baby daddy Travis Scott on stage.
If you look closely in the video below, you can make out Kylie standing behind her right hand woman Jordyn Woods. These two girls are literally attached at the hip. Where one goes, so does the other.
If Jordyn gets spotted hanging out backstage at a Travis Scott performance, then you know Kylie isn't far behind.