10 Essential Things to See and Do at Wango Tango 2015

By: Tara Mahadevan
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Kanye West image via John Shearer/WireImage, Calvin Harris image via Mike Marsland/WireImage, Natalie La Rose image via Larry Marano/Getty Images, Echosmith image via Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, Sia image via David Becker/Getty Images, Nick Jonas image via Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images
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This year’s Wango Tango festival is going to be everything. Just judging by previous years alone—in 2013, Kylie and Kendall Jenner showed up, and in the same year, Britney Spears co-hosted the concert—you know the festival will be loaded with surprise after surprise, a star-studded event you don’t want to miss.

More than that, Wango Tango brings together a diverse range of music. The concert is always a pop extravaganza, but KIISFM curated an even more diverse group of artists this year, ranging from pop and soul to country, blues, rap, and R&B. All that being said, it’s best to come in with a game plan so you can make sure to maximize your Wango Tango experience.

Do Check Out the Wango Tango Photos and Videos

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10:  DJ Tiesto performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage)

Image via Chelsea Lauren/WireImage/Getty Images

 

Wango Tango always seems to capture the best exclusive video and photo content of their musical guests. One of our favorite videos from last year included Tiesto speaking about being a mentor to young DJs.

 

Do Take Note That Ryan Seacrest Is Hosting

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29:  TV/radio personality Ryan Seacrest speaks onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Image via Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

 

This is Ryan Seacrest’s fourth year hosting Wango Tango, and needless to say, he’s definitely got the hosting thing down to an art. Seacrest is always the most charming, friendly on-camera personality—it’s fun to see him interact with the artists, celebrities, and audience members. The KIISFM crew will also be hosting, which includes our favorites Ellen K, Manny Streetz, and JoJo Wright.

 

Do Be Prepared for Celebrity Guest Appearances

with Flips Audio, the exclusive headphone sponsor of 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango backstage at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Image via Michael Bezjian/WireImage/Getty Images

 

Wango Tango has yet to announce any special celebrity appearances for this year, but last year, tons of recognizable faces swung through the festival, including Audrina Patridge, Bella Thorne, Andy Dick, Mark Ballas, and Candace Cameron Bure. Whoever it is, we are excited to see who will stop by this year.

 

Do Go Crazy Eating all the Delicious Food

 

Free Slurpee® alert! We’ll have a truck on site at the Wango Tango Village to give you a free Slurpee when you flash your 7-Eleven® app. Pair it with the hamburgers, fries, nachos, hot dogs, pizza, Starbucks, wings, and popcorn available at the stadium as well. If you’re looking for a meal once your day of dancing has come to a close, make a pit stop at R&R Soul Food Restaurant down the street on Avalon Boulevard. Well worth the trek.

 

See Kanye West

<> at Times Square on December 1, 2014 in New York City.

Image via Taylor Hill/FilmMagic/Getty Images

 

The one and only Kanye West is headlining Wango Tango 2015. His first time playing the festival was almost 10 years ago in 2006 and he’s come a long way since then: four albums, a wife, and a baby to be exact. We know the real question on everybody’s mind is: Are we going to see Kim Kardashian and North West on May 9, too?

 

See Calvin Harris

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 29:  Recording artist Calvin Harris performs onstage during Day 2 of the DirecTV Super Fan Festival at Pendergast Family Farm on January 29, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DirecTV)

Image via Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DirecTV

 

After Calvin Harris’ stellar performance at Wango Tango 2014, it seems obvious that he would be added to this year’s lineup as well. He is, without question, one of our favorite DJs. Get ready to shake everything you’ve got to Harris’ electrifying dance music.

 

See Nick Jonas

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 10:  Nick Jonas performs during a surprise visit at Westfield London on April 10, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Image via Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

 

While Nick Jonas initially found fame by forming a musical group with his brothers, he has now successfully struck out on his own and we absolutely love him for it. His blend of R&B and pop is killer and we can’t wait to see him live on the Wango Tango main stage.

 

See Sia

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08:  Recording artist Sia (L) and actress Kristen Wiig perform onstage during The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/WireImage)

Image via Kevin Winter/WireImage/Getty Images

 

Even though Sia famously shies away from the camera, we can’t help but love her music and her dancing mini-me Maddie Ziegler. Sia’s beautiful voice and Ziegler’s edgy, eccentric performances are a match made in heaven.

 

See Justin Bieber

LA QUINTA, CA - MARCH 10:  Singer Justin Bieber performs at the 11th Annual Desert Smash Hosted By Will Ferrell Benefiting Cancer For College at La Quinta Resort and Club on March 10, 2015 in La Quinta, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Desert Smash)

Image via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Desert Smash

 

On April 2, Wango Tango surprised everyone by adding Justin Bieber to the lineup. Bieber has quickly become one of pop music’s most well-known musicians. Despite his recent antics, the Toronto singer remains a heartthrob, and if you caught his Comedy Central Roast, you’ll know he’s ready to earn back a respected place in the music world. Plus, rumors are floating around that Taylor Swift will be performing with Justin. Get ready, Los Angeles.

 

See As Many Acts as Possible

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Recording Artist Ne-Yo performs on stage during TV One's "Hello Beautiful Interludes Live" featuring Ne-Yo at The Conga Room in L.A. Live on February 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for TV One)

Image via Rachel Murray/Getty Images for TV One

 

Besides the ultra-famous artists mentioned above, there will be a ton of other pop acts to catch, including Ne-Yo, Jason Derulo, David Guetta, and LunchMoney Lewis. The festival lineup is packed this year—there’s no way you’ll have a dull moment.