Global superstar Justin Bieber rocked Sydney Harbour’s #BIEBERISLAND thrilling over 1,600 fans with a stellar performance at the special concert event – KIIS presents iHeartRadio LIVE powered by Optus.
Justin kicked off his incredible live show with crowd favourite and new single ‘What Do You Mean?’ The audience sang along, word-perfect, as Justin showed off his signature smooth dance moves, even leaving the stage to get up close to excited fans, as he performed hits ‘Where are you now?’ and ‘Boyfriend’.
KIIS 1065’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show was broadcasting live from the island, as was television partner Channel 7’s Sunrise.
Justin kept fans entertained as he moved effortlessly between his energetic performances and live interviews with Sunrise’s David Koch and Sam Armytage before sitting down to chat live on air with KIIS 1065’s Kyle & Jackie O.
Later, Justin performed a special acoustic set featuring ‘As Long As You Love Me’, ‘Home to Mama’, ‘Be Alright’, ‘That Should Be Me’ and ‘Baby’. This special set will be available exclusively on www.iheartradio.com.au.
#BIEBERISLAND was the only place to catch Justin performing in Sydney, and fans went to great lengths to catch a glimpse with many private boats circling the island all morning and some super-fans even kayaking to the island for their chance to see the superstar in person.
Among the VIP guests on #BIEBERISLAND were many on-air personalities across Channel 7 and KIIS FM, plus Channel V presenter Carissa Walford, travel and media personality Laura Csortan, actor Tessa James and her husband NRL player Nate Myles.
iHeartRadio Australia partnered with Optus and Universal Music to create this unrivalled live music event, all part of its commitment to give Aussie fans extraordinary live music experiences, by bringing them closer to the music and artists they love.
The only way to see today’s performance was to win your way in and the KIIS FM competition line almost went into meltdown with a total of 1.7 million calls made to the station and tens of thousands online entries, since the competition launched on September 7.
Before the day of the event had even arrived, #BIEBERISLAND was mentioned more than 6 million times on Twitter. Across the three hour event this morning, almost 100,000 Tweets had Justin’s performances trending and over 4,000 Instagram #BIEBERISLAND posts were shared.
But those not lucky enough to make it to this special show haven’t been forgotten and fans can relive the magic. Five videos of Bieber’s performances are soon to be released on the newly updated iHeartRadio Australia app and online at iheart.com
Today also marks the launch of the iHeartRadio LIVE series, by ARN and iHeartRadio Australia, in partnership with Emotive. iHeartRadio Australia will stage the country’s largest live music event series with 14 iHeartRadio Live events set to be held over the next 12 months, giving audiences more of the music they love with unrivalled access to live events and exclusive artist experiences
iHeartRadio Australia’s Content Director Brett “Nozz” Nossiter said he was excited so many fans could enjoy the very special #BIEBERISLAND experience as part of iHeartRadio Australia’s collaboration with Optus and Universal Music.
“Our audiences want to get up close to their favourite artists and experience music and performances like never before. Having Justin Bieber perform for #BIEBERISLAND was a great way to launch our iHeartRadio Live series. I can’t wait to announce the next 13 live events where fans can enjoy their favourite artists, genres and music events.”
Head of iHeartRadio Australia Geraint Davies adds, “We’re excited to launch our iHeartRadio Live series today with Justin Bieber. This is the beginning of what will be a huge year of music for iHeartRadio audiences with more live events, more exclusive content for fans, and commercial partnerships soon to be announced.
“iHeartRadio Australia has enjoyed 18 months of solid growth and with over 482,000 registered users, iheart.com is the place to go for audiences to hear their favourite artists, all with a customised listening experience.”
Justin Bieber is back in Australia this month to support his brand new single “What Do You Mean?”
Justin’s new single “What Do You Mean” was an iHeartRadio World Premiere on its 850+ stations across the U.S. and took over the #1 spot at iTunes within nanoseconds of its global release across all retail platforms.