VH1 is excited to announce the world television premiere of the iHeartRadio Festival, which will be airing next Wednesday, November 23. As you’ll recall, this festival took place back in late September of this year, and featured performances by the likes of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Coldplay. You’ll be able to catch all the highlights from that two-night spectacular beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT next week.
For the complete details of our Thanksgiving Music Festival, check out this press release that just went over the wires…
VH1 GIVES VIEWERS A THANKSGIVING CORNUCOPIA OF MUSIC PROGRAMMING WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL,” MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT, “THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION”
AND “QUEEN ROCK MONTREAL”
New York, NY- November 17, 2011- The music harvest is bountiful at VH1 this Thanksgiving with exclusive events featuring today’s biggest artists! Beginning Wednesday, November 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, music lovers can begin their Thanksgiving feast with a hearty portion of music by their favorite artists with the world television premiere of Clear Channel’s “iHeartRadio Music Festival” taped September 23rd and 24th, 2011at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This show-stopping concert, which celebrated the launch of the new iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio product, includes performances by Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Steven Tyler and many more.
In addition, VH1 is offering an encore presentation of Michael Jackson’s This Is It on Thursday, November 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, which captures footage of what was going to be the biggest pop spectacle ever – Michael Jackson’s 50-date engagement at the O2 Arena in London. Director Kenny Ortega created a film that provides a jaw-dropping performance by the irreplaceable ‘King of Pop.’
Hungry for more? VH1 invites you to indulge with the show-stopping second night of “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Concert,” a legendary two-night show featuring performances by Metallica, U2, Bruce Springsteen and more taped October 2009 at Madison Square Garden, premiering on VH1 on Friday, November 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
See the full line-up below:
Wednesday, 11/23 @ 10 p.m. ET/PT- “I Heart Radio Music Festival”
Thursday, 11/24@ 10 p.m. ET/PT- Michael Jackson’s This is It
Friday, 11/25 @ 10 p.m. ET/PT- “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration” Part 2
Enjoy dessert while rocking out with VH1 Classic and Palladia as they celebrate with a “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” Weekend. With both networks airing different specials, this four day, non-stop marathon will feature a different Hall of Fame Artist in every program. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Freddy Mercury’s death, VH1 Classic will air Queen Rock Montreal Queen’s remastered concert from 1981 featuring the band’s biggest hits including “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and many more, premiering on VH1 Classic Thursday, November 24 at 8 p.m. and in HDTV on Palladia Friday, November 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT . Additionally, music fans can enjoy performances by Sting, Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Joel and more with “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration” in its entirety premiering on VH1 Classic Friday, November 25 at 7:30PM* ET/PT and on Palladia Saturday, November 26 at 6:30PM* ET/PT. The King of Pop will dance his way onto VH1 Classic lineup as well with Michael Jackson’s This Is it on Saturday, November 26 at 8PM* ET/PT.