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BILLBOARD Partners with NISSAN KICKS for 2018 BILLBOARD HOT 100 Music Festival

The partnership will include a boundary pushing multimedia performance 

pairing a groundbreaking visual artist with a soon-to-be announced musician 

NEW YORK—July 17, 2018— Billboard, the world’s largest voice in music, today announced they will be partnering with Nissan Kicks at the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival taking place on August 18 and 19 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. The partnership will include an immersive in-vehicle experience for attendees plus a groundbreaking, collaborative special guest performance sponsored by Nissan Kicks.

The collaboration performance, taking place on Sunday evening, August 19 at the Main Stage, will be in partnership with Nissan Kicks. They will bring together an inspiring musician, who will be announced prior to the festival, and a groundbreaking visual artist to create a boundary pushing set at the festival inspired by Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The performance will be unlike anything seen before at the Hot 100 Festival, giving fans an unforgettable musical experience.

Throughout the weekend, an immersive in-vehicle experience will be set up for concertgoers in the General Admission area. The activation will tease the collaboration performance. The installation will surround fans with visuals from the upcoming set while the performing talent’s music plays.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Nissan Kicks for our fourth annual Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival on such an immersive and innovative fan experience,” said Billboard’s Vice President, Brand Experiences, Dana Droppo. “Attendees at this year’s festival are in for a real treat with what this partnership has to offer. Nissan Kicks is an extremely innovative brand and this experience will be both multifaceted and very tech-forward. I have no doubt fans will walk away from the experience truly blown away.”

In addition to the activation and performance, the partnership will also include Nissan Kicks on-site interactive kiosks that will be set up throughout the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival. The kiosks will provide engaging experiences and will reward participating fans with prizes including VIP upgrade, talent meet & greet, and more. Attendees will be able to unlock their prizes via Nissan Kicks interactive wristbands that will be given upon data transfer. Each wristband will also sync up to the collaboration performance, connecting the full Nissan Kicks experience throughout the festival weekend.

Single-day tickets for the 2018 Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival are available through and start at $40. Two-day passes, available starting at a value price of $80are also still available for purchase. Visit or for further details on seating and ticket prices.

This year’s Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival artist lineup includes:

Saturday, August 18

Sunday, August 19

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Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness Bexey
Bad Royale Bhad Bhabie
Cheat Codes Daya
Frank Walker DJ Snake
Gnash French Montana
Halsey Future
Kehlani J.I.D
Kim Petras Jacquees
Krewella Justine Skye
LIIV Logan Henderson
Lil Xan Loote
London Richards Machine Gun Kelly
Lovelytheband Maty Noyes
Matt Medved Nothing, Nowhere.
Olivia O’Brien Rich The Kid
Phantoms Rozes
Rae Sremmurd Sabrina Carpenter
Sheppard Shoreline Mafia
Taylor Bennett The Knocks
Two Friends

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