Over the weekend, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater hosted the third edition of the two-day Billboard Hot 100 Fest, drawing massive crowds of fans and selling out the festival on the second day.
Spanning four stages and dozens of artists, there was no shortage of seasoned headliners and many other up-and-coming artists on their way to do just the same in the years to come.
Take a look through the this photo gallery to see our favorites:
Releasing his new EP titled PRSSR (pressure) on the first day of the festival, Electro-pop artist Ben Alessi opened up Hot 100 Fest on the Heatseekers Stage by performing tracks off the EP such as “U” and “Blood.”
The artist with arguably the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, T-Pain drew in a huge crowd with classics like “Buy U a Drank” and “Booty Wurl.” As the sun set at the sun stage on Sunday night, he pulled from his expansive catalog of songs that goes back more than 10 years to deliver a set that could only be devised by the man himself.
We the Kings
Embarking on their 10-year tour, classic pop punk band We the Kings brought life to the Sun Stage on Saturday afternoon as they opened up with their hit “Check Yes Juliet.” With an extremely dedicated fan base, lead singer and guitarist Travis Clark had fans practically screaming the words of their songs back to him and the rest of the band.
The crowd at the Sun Stage on Sunday grew bigger as the night went on, peaking when 19-year-old rapper Lil Yachty took the stage to perform to a crowd that was full of energy as they awaited to hear the eclectic artist perform. Bringing out songs like “I Spy,” “Minnesota” and “Broccoli,” the set was one of the wildest ones at the festival that day.
One of the most interesting and wide-ranging producers and DJs today, DJ Khaled brought out his son and star in his own right Asahd to start out the set, rolling through hit after hit across his nine albums such as “Wild Thoughts” and “All I do is Win.”
Making the jump from the Beach Stage last year to the main stage this year, the popular EDM artist has proved himself as a force to be reckoned with as an artist rather than just a gimmick DJ with a marshmallow for a head.
Amidst technical difficulties, Brooklyn indie dream pop artist pronoun (yes, the P is lowercase) delivered a set of honest lyrics about love and loss and her way of navigating them. Check out out interview with her here.
Owner of Maybach Music Record Group, the legendary rapper performed on Saturday night and ran through hits such as “The Boss” and “All I do is Win.”
Hailed by critics like Nylon and The Fader as a singer/songwriter lots of potential, New Jersey native Phoebe Ryan performed songs off her debut EP “Mine” as well songs that feature The Chainsmokers hit “All We Know.”