Apple’s iTunes Live: London Festival ‘08 starts July 1st

From July 1st 2008, Apple’s iTunes takes over London’s legendary KOKO for a month-long extravaganza of live music.

iTunes Live: London Festival ‘08 will feature exclusive gigs from international acts such as N*E*R*D and James Blunt as well as hot up and comers such as The Ting Tings and Hadouken. Each performance will be recorded and made available for sale on iTunes.

Apple’s giving you the chance to win tickets to every night of the iTunes Live: London Festival ’08.

Tickets to the festival are free and available only to competition winners.

Current line-up:

1 July – N*E*R*D
3 July – Hadouken
8 July – Lightspeed Champion + Pete & The Pirates
9 July – The Ting Tings + Florence & the Machine
10 July – Jamie Lidell + Yelle
12 July – James Blunt
14 July – Death Cab For Cutie + I Was A Cub Scout
15 July – The Zutons + Red Light Company
16 July – CSS + Alphabeat
17 July – Guillemots + Lykke Li
19 July – Feeder + Infadels
23 July – The Script + Sam Beeton
26 July – Chaka Khan
28 July – Pendulum = INME

More artist announcements are coming soon!

More info and chances to win tickets here.


  1. Ron sounds like Anton Ego minus the epiphany:

    Anton Ego: In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau’s, who is, in this critic’s opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau’s soon, hungry for more.

  2. King of All Assholes, uh, ron:

    I feel for you
    I think i love you
    I feel for you
    I think i love you

    Chaka khan, let me rock you
    Let me rock you, chaka khan
    Let me rock you, that’s all i wanna do
    Chaka khan, let me rock you
    Let me rock you, chaka khan
    Let me rock you, let me feel for you
    Feel for you…

  3. London as always been one of the best cities for live music festivals. Apple is looking to take the Entertainment industry for a major ride. While MS is struggling to come up with a plan on how to compete with Google for Internet Advertising Pennies. While is is quietly working a plan to capture the real money, the Entertainment dollars.

  4. You have to be a UK resident.

    “In order to be eligible, entrants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and a resident of the United Kingdom, must have an iTunes Store Account (subject to prior acceptance of license and usage terms), and must enter the Promotion using the e-mail address associated with their iTunes Store Account.”

  5. Doctor Who’s latest episode, The Silence in the Library, has several instances where an Apple keyboard (both the wireless and the wired versions) are seen and used in the access stations to the index. From the quick look I got, they’re the english layout (natch) with a euro symbol. Apple and the BBC are not total strangers, at least in Wales….

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