It’s only October, but the holiday season is quickly approaching. Los Angeles’ very own KIIS FM on Monday announced the lineup for its annual Jingle Ball Concert, which will be held at the Staples Center on December 4. One Direction, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, 5 Seconds of Summer and Ellie Goulding are among the dozen performers set to take the stage in L.A. that night.
Other sets will come from Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Zedd, Hailee Steinfeld, Conrad Sewell and DNCE. Ryan Seacrest and the KIIS FM team will take on hosting duties for the show.
Capital One cardholders will be able to activate an exclusive pre-sale through the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball platform beginning this Tuesday, December 6 at 10 a.m. local time. That pre-sale will run through Friday, December 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Remaining tickets then go on sale to the general public next Monday, October 12 at 10 a.m. local. For each ticket sold, $1 will benefit the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, which helps to incorporate media and entertainment initiatives into the learning process of today’s youth.
Last year’s concert saw the likes of Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Charli XCX and Meghan Trainor all take the stage. Those returning this year after playing last year include 5 Seconds of Summer, Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding, The Weeknd and Hailee Steinfeld.
Check out the complete 2015 KIIS FM Jingle Ball lineup below:
5 Seconds of Summer
Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea Confirmed For 102.7 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball
Expect Jingle Ball tickets for 102.7 KIIS-FM’s annual Christmas party to be snapped up quickly after organisers announced that its line-up will feature not just one, but five artists who have scored a US number one single in 2014.
Returning to Los Angeles’ Staples Center for the second year in a row on December 5, the feast of pop, rock and R&B will feature a performance from the current chart-topper, Meghan Trainor, as well as the superstar she knocked off the top spot, country sweetheart Taylor Swift.
Pharrell Williams, who spent an incredible ten weeks at number one with “Happy” back in the spring, is also scheduled to make an appearance, as are Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX, who spent almost as long at the Billboard summit in the summer with their collaboration, “Fancy.”
If that’s not enough, then fans with 102.7 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball tickets can also look forward to sets from two names who have recently achieved a number one album, Australian punk-pop quartet 5 Seconds of Summer, and former tween idol Ariana Grande, the only performer who also appeared at last year’s event.
Soul man Sam Smith and pop divas Jessie J and Rita Ora will also take to the stage, as will a number of relative newcomers including boyband-with-guitars Rixton, Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza and social media sensations Becky G and Shawn Mendes, while Nick Jonas will serve as host.
102.7 KIIS-FM Jingle Ball tickets will go on sale later next week, so be sure to keep checking back on TicketIQ for the latest information on one of the must-see pop events of the year.