PLAY: Billboard Hot 100 Festival

Posted by:  Billboard Magazine  | When:  –  | Where: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, New York, USA

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Billboard, the world's premier music publication, is looking for two artists to perform at its 1st Annual Billboard Hot 100 Festival at the Nikon Theater. Selected acts will be compensated $500 and be able to play with some of the most renowned artists on earth.

The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Jason Derulo and others will headline the event.  The festival anticipates 20,000 attendees over two days.

Hip hop and R&B musicians: apply here.

The Opportunity

Billboard's first-ever Hot 100 Festival hits New York's Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and the surrounding beach area August 22-23. Over 40 artists will perform at the inaugural festival, including a killer mix of hot hitmakers, social media influencers, rising stars, and festival faves. In addition to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, there are two additional stages nearby for Hot 100 performers, one of which is on the beach.

Produced by Billboard in partnership with Live Nation, the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is presented by MasterCard, Sour Patch Kids, Nordstrom Rack and SinfulColors.

Official Headliners Include:
The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Kygo, Jason Derulo

The Band

  • All Rock, pop and folk artists are welcome to apply
  • No restrictions on location or number of band members
  • Selections will be made based on creativity, quality and a track record of professional performances

The Gig


  • Selected artists will be included in press leading up to the festival
  • Up to 20,000 attendees are expected at the event
  • Selected acts will perform a 30-minute opening set
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Selected acts will be compensated $500 and will receive festival passes and food and drink tickets
  • Application by new members comes with a one-month free subscription to Sonicbids; cancel anytime, no obligations


  • Compensation Amount: Starting at $500.00