Hootie & the Blowfish Added to 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival

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Hootie & the Blowfish Added to 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Darius Rucker of the band Hootie and the Blowfish performs at FivePoint Amphitheatre on June 23, 2019 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images)

Nineties rockers Hootie & the Blowfish have been added to the lineup for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival, joining a genre-bending bill which already includes Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and more.

Fronted by country hitmaker Darius Rucker, Hootie & the Blowfish rose to fame with the release of their 1994 debut album, Cracked Rear View, which featured rootsy standouts like “Hold My Hand,” “Only Wanna Be With You” and “Let Her Cry,” and has now sold more than 21 million copies worldwide. The band went on hiatus so that Rucker could pursue a country career in 2008, but embarked on a reunion tour this spring and have announced plans to release a new album as well.

Producer/DJs Marshmello and Steve Aoki with special guests Darren Criss and Monsta X have also been added to the festival — which takes place September 20 – 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. They’ll join previously announced headliners Alicia Keys, Cage The Elephant, Camila Cabello, Chance The Rapper, Def Leppard, French Montana, Halsey, Heart, H.E.R., Miley Cyrus and Mumford & Sons. Meanwhile, a daytime stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds will feature Maren Morris and Old Dominion along with Juice WRLD, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, Monsta X, Bryce Vine and more.

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest at the T-Mobile Arena, both nights of the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival will broadcast live via iHeartMedia radio stations across the country. The CW will also live stream the event via the CW app and, and the network plans to air a two-night TV special October 2 — 3 at 8 p.m. ET.