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Machine Gun Kelly, Annita, Burna Boy & More to Speak at First-Ever Billboard MusicCon

Billboard has announced the first-ever Billboard MusicCon, a one-of-a-kind event that will celebrate artists and music. 

A+ Musicians Will Host Panels at MusicCon

Billboard MusicCon will host leaders, artists, and executives for a series of intimate conversations on the evolving music scene while celebrating the music that has surrounded us for the past year. Therefore, leading up to the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs), Billboard MusicCon will take place on May 13-14 at Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue, AREA15. After that, the Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Sean “DIDDY” Combs; will broadcast live coast-to-coast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC and will stream live on Peacock.

Some of the confirmed panels and conversations that will take place at MusicCon are “Don’t F*ck with Ukraine!” with Ukrainian artist Max Barskih; “The Explosion of Afro-Fusion” with Burna Boy; “The Future of Hip Hop” with Latto; “The Future of Reggaeton” with Rauw Alejandro; and “A Decade of Touring” with Machine Gun Kelly, and “From Brazil to the World” with Annita. Additionally, Annita and Shenseea are the artists that will give live performances on May 13. Additional panels, participants, and performers will be announced soon.


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MusicCon Opens Billboard Music Awards Weekend

“We are so thrilled to be back in person for the first Billboard Music Awards in two years,” said Julian Holguin, President of Billboard. “We couldn’t think of a better time to launch Billboard MusicCon; two robust days of world-class programming with one-of-kind access to artists, creators, and industry leaders discussing and celebrating the ever-evolving music industry. We felt the timing was right and these discussions are the perfect note to kick off such a special weekend in music.”

Tickets are on sale now with a limited number of tickets available at early bird pricing. For more information and tickets, click here. 

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