iHeartRadio Music Festival will be back and bigger than ever in 2014 when it returns to Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19 for the first of two nights. On Friday, Taylor Swift and Coldplay will return to this arena after a fairly lengthy hiatus to headline the festival--Coldplay hasn't graced the venue since its 2011 Mylo Xyloto Tour, and Swift hasn't performed in Sin City since her Red Tour last spring. Rounding out the incredible roster for the first night will be hip-hop icons Nicki Minaj and Usher, pop vocalist Ariana Grande, EDM producer Steve Aoki, country collective Zac Brown Band, and rock outfits Bastille and Motley Crue.
MGM Grand Garden Arena Seating Information
The iHeartRadio Music Festival stage will be set up at the far end of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and a smaller "B" stage will be arranged at the opposite end of the floor to provide a secondary performance space for the Friday night artists. Between the two stages are six areas of Floor Level seating in Sections A-F, where A-C stand closer to the main stage. The remaining seats will be available in the MGM Grand Garden Arena bowl, including the Lower Level's Sections 1-17 and the Upper Level's Sections 101-117 and 201-219. Depending on their placement in regards to the stage, some seats may feature a side view of the performance.
MGM Grand Garden Arena General Information
Professional cameras of all kinds will not be permitted at iHeartRadio Music Festival, and you will not be allowed to record any audio or video of any of the performances, including on cell phones. Smoking will not be permitted anywhere inside the arena, and you will only be able to re-enter the festival if you get your ticket scanned at the exit gate by a member of the venue's staff. This is an all-ages festival, but generally only children that have reached their third birthday will need a ticket for admission.
MGM Grand Garden Arena Parking Information
Fans attending the festival can use free self-parking at the MGM Grand Hotel. There will also be valet parking available for attendees that prefer it. You can generally also take the monorail to and from the MGM Grand Garden Arena for big events like the iHeartRadio Music Festival, and taxis are sure to be available, as well.
MGM Grand Garden Arena Gate Times
Usually, doors to MGM Grand Garden Arena will open an hour ahead of a concert's scheduled start time, so fans should be able to enter the festival no later than 6 p.m. PST. Be aware that door opening times can change on the day of the show.