headliner headliner  /ˈhɛd ˌlaɪ nər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a performer who receives prominent billing

Usage(s):

  1. Headliner Michelle Obama will be introduced by her brother Craig Robinson.
  2. This year's headliner will be Bruce Springsteen.
  3. The sluggish sales have provoked much deliberation, but some festival traditionalists attribute this to the choice of Jay-Z as the headliner.

News

  1. Comedy festival host pays tribute to Johnny Carson

    The headliner and host for this year's Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska says he's excited not only to perform here but pay tribute to the man who catapulted his career.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTIV Sioux City

  2. Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs

    Child prodigy pianist turned Vegas best all around performer Frankie Moreno talks about being the headliner at Stratosphere. …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 5 San Diego

  3. Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival offers weekend of headliner bands, family fun

    Photo courtesy of Geoff Fairchild - Thousands of people attend the annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival in Richardson. This weekend's event will feature scores of headliner bands perform in three days starting Friday.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Allen American

Quotes

  1. Eavis said: "I gave him 10 minutes and he took nine. I'll pay the fine - £3,000. Paul McCartney - 2004 headliner - paid me back. I'm going to pay the Bruce Springsteen one myself. It's not a lot because it was fantastic. The last nine minutes were...
    on Jun 28, 2009 By: Michael Eavis Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "It really was a catalyst for me," Gorshin recalled in a 2002 Associated Press interview. "I was nobody. I had done some guest shots here and there. But after I did that, I became a headliner in Vegas, so I can't put it down."
    on May 18, 2005 By: Frank Gorshin Source: FOXNews

  3. "You can tell the confidence was growing as the series went on," Hinch said. "It seemed like every time they had multiple runners on, he was coming to the plate and he delivered. He was definitely the key to the series. He was the headliner...
    on May 2, 2010 By: AJ Hinch Source: MLB.com

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