The 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival was absolutely epic as the annual music-filled weekend was full of unforgettable moments from some of the biggest artists in the world at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Throughout the weekend, this year's festival featured performances from its star-studded lineup, including Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, Miguel, Public Enemy, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Travis Scott and more. From nostalgic performances to surprise guests, this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival had it all.
If you missed any of this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, or just want to relive the weekend, you can watch all of the best moments on demand on Hulu from October 10 through October 31.
Relive some of the best moments of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival below.
Fall Out Boy lit their heads on fire while performing their rendition of a Billy Joel classic
After a set full of fan-favorites and new music, Fall Out Boy closed out the show with a bang, by performing with fires blazing on their heads while performing "We Didn’t Start The Fire" their updated 2023 cover of Billy Joel's 1989 hit.
Travis Scott brought UTOPIA to life during explosive performance
The Houston native closed out the final night of the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival inside the T-Mobile Arena in Vegas. Chase B held it down at the DJ booth while Scott performed new music from his latest album, which dropped over the summer. During his explosive set, Scott served up the album's intro "HYAENA," "K-POP," which he exclusively debuted on iHeartRadio, "FE!N," "TELEKINESIS" and "MELTDOWN". He also belted out fan favorites like "No Bystanders," "Antidote," "Sicko Mode" and "Goosebumps."
Thirty Seconds To Mars performed with Elvis impersonator and brought fans on stage
After a set full of fan favorites and new songs, Jared Leto welcomed an Elvis Presley impersonator onto the stage to help the crowd let loose for their song "Stuck," which is featured on their latest album It's the End of the World but It's a Beautiful Day. They ended their set by bringing fans up on stage to rock out to one of their biggest hits "The Kill" from their second album A Beautiful Lie. For the rest of the audience who didn't make it up onstage, Leto walked through the crowd and interacted with fans before closing out the set.
Foo Fighters got the crowd rocking out with their energetic career-spanning set
The Foo Fighters took the stage at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival for the very first time, performing an incredible set of some of their biggest hits from their nearly three-decade long career.
A Foo Fighters concert or festival appearance is often quite lengthy, but as Dave Grohl told the crowd, the band condensed what is normally a three-hour set into a little more than a half an hour to treat the Las Vegas audience to 28 years worth of musical highlights.
Public Enemy debuted a new song
Chuck D and Flavor Flav kicked their set off by performing classics from "Harder Than You Think" to newer joints like the DJ Premier-produced "State of the Union (STFU)." Towards the end of their set, they even debuted a new song called "Everywhere Man."
Kelly Clarkson had an epic mic drop moment with a 'Since U Been Gone' lyric swap
The star closed her set with one of her most iconic hit throughout her career, prompting an epic singalong with the crowd: "Since U Been Gone," an empowering anthem that appeared on her 12-track Breakaway album in 2004. Notably, Clarkson made a lyric swap at the end of “Since U Been Gone,” singing: "I'm so happy now that you’re gone."
Lil Wayne performed all his fan favorites and teased more new music
The Young Money founder closed out the first night of this year's festival. Weezy kicked things off with "John" before he busted out various classics like "6 Foot 7 Foot," "A Milli," "Lollipop," "Blunt Blowin," "Rich As F**k," "Love Me" and his hit off Tha Carter V "Uproar." With the support of his DJ and a drummer, Wayne also performed "Kat Food" which he confirmed will be on his upcoming LP Tha Fix Before Tha VI.
Lenny Kravitz kicked off the festival with his biggest hits
After his full-throttle performance, and hosting, at the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier this year, Kravitz's iHeart Festival performance was no different, kicking off his set with his cover of The Guess Who's 1970 hit, "American Woman." The crowd cheered as Kravitz and his band launched into his next song "Fly Away," from his fifth studio album 5. Switching out his guitars, Kravitz then soothed the crowd with his hit "It Ain't Over 'til It's Over" from his 1991 sophomore album Mama Said. The rock icon then slowed down the tempo with his rock ballad "Believe" from the 1993 album Are You Gonna Go My Way. Kravitz continued with his song "Again."
TLC paid homage to the late Lisa 'LeftEye' Lopes in heartwarming tribute
During their set, T-Boz and Chili kicked off the show with their top-charting cheater's anthem "Creep" with the support of a live band. The spirit of the late Lisa "LeftEye" Lopes was felt during their performances of "Ain't Too Proud" and "What About Your Friends." After they performed "No Scrubs", T-Boz and Chili paid homage to LeftEye right before they got into "Waterfalls."
Sheryl Crow got nostalgic with 90s throwbacks
Crow kicked off her set with a 90s throwback: “If It Makes You Happy,” featured on her self-titled project that made its debut mid-decade. She represented the same album with other fan-favorite highlights, including “A Change Would Do You Good,” and her epic finale, “Everyday Is A Winding Road.” Crow also performed “My Favorite Mistake,” and added a few early 2000s classics to the mix to complete her set list with “Real Gone” and “Soak Up The Sun.”
Lil Durk surprises the crowd with J. Cole to perform 'All My Life' together for the first time
During his set, Lil Durk performed notable tracks like "Pelle Coat," "AHH HA," "Home Body," "Hellcats & Trackhawks" and his verse on DJ Khaled's "Every Chance I Get." Towards the end of his set, Lil Durk brought out J. Cole to perform their collaboration "All My Life" together for the first time ever.
Tim McGraw Fires Up The Crowd With Decades Of His Iconic Hits
The country star launched into an epic set with “How Bad Do You Want It,” firing up the Vegas crowd. McGraw delivered renditions of career-spanning anthems, including 90s country throwbacks and tracks from his latest full-length project, Standing Room Only. The country singer/songwriter unleashed his debut album in 1993, and in the last three decades, he’s become widely known for smash-hits throughout his career like “Something Like That,” “Real Good Man,” “Live Like You Were Dying” and others
Miguel delivered an electrifying set
The multifaceted singer took over the stage as he played his guitar alongside his live band, performing some brand new music that might appear on his upcoming album Viscera. Later on, he delivered revitalizing versions of his classic songs like "Adorn," "How Many Drinks," "Sky Walker, "Sure Thing" and his recent hit with Diplo "Don't Forget My Love."
Kane Brown surprises the crowd with two surprise guests
The country singer/songwriter had two big surprises up his sleeve during his set when he invited his wife, Katelyn Brown, out to sing "Thank God," followed by Khalid to help him sing their collab "Be Like That." Brown also performed his new Phil Collins-inspired single "I Can Feel It" for the first time.
Bakar charms festival crowd hours after dropping new album
Bakar had a very eventful day on Friday, September 22nd. Not only did the British musician drop his second studio album Halo, but he also traveled all the way to Las Vegas to perform at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Bakar hit the stage during the M&M's Spotlight performance at T-Mobile Arena to perform "All Night" and "Hell n Back."
Agnez Mo got the party started with her song "Get Loose"
The one and only Agnez Mo delivered an unmatched pre-show performance that had the crowd on their feet "getting loose" to the beat to kick off an evening filled with unforgettable music and fun. The artist set the bar high for sets to come and dazzled the stage with endless energy as she performed fiery hit "Get Loose" draped in a sharp, futuristic fit.
Paul Cauthen kicked night two with '25 Tequilas'
The East Texas-born country crooner fired up the T-Mobile Arena crowd during his pre-show performance with his latest song, "25 Tequilas."