Niall Horan, Sabrina Carpenter & More Rocked Q102’s Jingle Ball in Philadelphia

Here’s what went down at iHeartRadio’s Q102 Jingle Ball in Philly, PA.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 06: Sabrina Carpenter performs onstage during Q102's Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Wells Fargo Center on December 6, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

As I sit down to write this, I don’t have much of a voice. I don’t have much hearing left either. But I know that these are both temporary side effects to a concert very well enjoyed, and what I do have is a new crop of memories I’ll call upon forever. That’s because last night, Celeb Secrets journeyed to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to catch the latest stop on this year’s 2017 iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour.

The performer line-up for this Q102 station stop included The Chainsmokers, Fall Out Boy, Kesha, Halsey, Logic, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth, Liam Payne, Sabrina Carpenter, and Why Don’t We. I was blown away by the variety of acts taking the stage at this venue, and there wasn’t a dull moment during the entire show. Each act brought a different energy to the stage, but the crowd followed their leads to enjoy whatever unique talents they had to display.

I have no voice because of how loudly I sang along, and my back is sore from an evening of dancing by my seat. Regular concert goers know: this is a sign of a good time. With my personal faves like Niall, Liam, and Sabrina hitting the stage, you also know I was living my best life out in the audience.

I must say that I had walked into this Jingle Ball thinking that all of the artists would be performing only their biggest radio hits and current singles. While the performers definitely promoted their hottest songs of the season to enthusiastic crowds, I was happy to hear Kesha follow up “Praying” with the crowd-pleaser “TiK ToK,” Fall Out Boy go from “Sugar We’re Going Down” to some new stuff off their upcoming 2018 album, and Logic introduce listeners to the wide array of talents he has.

Sound like fun? Make sure to experience the show secondhand with us! Check out the gallery below to see some highlight event photos from the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball stop in Philadelphia. Plus, keep an eye out for Celeb Secrets on the road as we journey to upcoming US tour dates.


Kristine Hope Kowalski

Written by Kristine Hope Kowalski

Kristine is a writer and celebrity entertainment news journalist with a specific obsession with Nickelodeon + Disney Channel shows, boy bands, K-Pop, Broadway, and international series dramas. If she's not writing or tucked away in a good book, she is most likely traveling the world and spamming her friends' Instagram feeds with photos from her adventures. Kristine has a BA in Comparative Literature from Rutgers University (2011), and an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from NYU (2013). She is currently pursuing her second Master's in Journalism at Harvard.