iHeartRadio Australia is gearing up for two huge iHeartRadio Australia Live events in March – KIIS Presents iHeartRadio Live’s 90s Mania Party and The Edge Presents iHeartRadio Live with G-Eazy – powered by Optus at The X Studio.
The announcement comes as The X Studio in Kings Cross is named the official Sydney home venue for iHeartRadio Australia Live events.
The X Studio creator and CEO Ron Creevey said: “We are extremely excited to partner with the team at iHeartRadio Australia for the next two years and look forward to creating many memorable live music events, something that the people of Sydney deserve.”
The 90s Mania Party will be held on Wednesday 9 March and features 90s dance favourites SNAP, Corona, and C + C Music Factory.
This event comes hot on the heels of the relaunch of the iHeartRadio 90s station where listeners can hear all their favourite music of the decade and catch special interviews and takeovers with 90s Mania Party artists. Interviews will also be aired on the iHeartRadio Countdown station and KIIS 1065.
Tonight (Wednesday March 2), lovers of hip-hop can get up close with rising star G-Eazy where he will perform a special, intimate iHeartRadio Live gig for just 30 lucky guests at The X Studio.
The Edge Presents iHeartRadio Live with G-Eazy Powered by Optus is an exclusive live event hosted by The Edge 96.ONE’s breakfast duo Mike E and Emma and will include an audience Q&A with G-Eazy and a meet and greet for some lucky guests.
Head of iHeartRadio Australia Geraint Davies said: “The beauty of iHeartRadio is we cover every musical genre under the sun as this announcement demonstrates. We don’t just want to stream music, we want to enable listeners to experience the music they love live. Thanks to the support of our FM brands and Optus we will have at least one of these money-can’t-buy music events for lucky winners each month across 2016. iHeartRadio Live events both here in Australia and in the USA offer the best and most diverse live musical series on the planet.”
For the past couple of days I’ve been unable to stream any of the Australian stations on iHeartRadio, I click on the station and it opens but nothing happens. The USA and NZ stations are all streaming fine.
I got a notification from the iHeartRadio app this morning that the Splendor in the Grass performers were about to be announced on Triple J so I clicked on the link but Triple J wouldn’t play. I wonder if ARN, ABC and MMN check if the streams are working?
I’ve still been having problems with the iHeartRadio app with some stations not available. It’s happened again today with no US stations. I’m on Optus and it’s supposed to be data free. Today I connected to a Telstra WiFi network and the US stations on iHeartRadio played fine, but as soon as I switched back to Optus 4G the US station I was listening to stopped and now no US stations are available. I’ll be complaining to Optus.
ARN has launched interactive advertising technology ‘ShakeMe’ across iHeartRadio, via an audio ad format launched in December last year by Californian tech company AdsWizz.
When listeners hear a ShakeMe advertisement – with a tailored call to action - they will be able to shake their device which will either trigger a phone call, download a coupon or open a landing when they next unlock their phone.