Apple’s iTunes Festival in London: Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson, Jessie J & many more

Apple today announced that acts including Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson and Jessie J are among the headliners at this year’s iTunes Festival in London. Running every night in September at the Roundhouse, the iTunes Festival features over 60 acts performing at the legendary venue. Performances can be watched live or on-demand by millions of iOS users around the world on their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, as well as by music fans with iTunes on their computer or in stunning HD with Apple TV. Tickets are free for competition winners only.

“This year’s iTunes Festival is the best ever with an incredible lineup of global superstars and stellar emerging artists,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, in the press release. “Music fans around the world are going to love watching this incredible month of music, whether in London at the Roundhouse or on their iOS device. We’re honored so many renowned artists are part of this year’s lineup.”

Music fans from across the world, including the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico can win tickets to the iTunes Festival through competitions run by local media partners. In the UK, fans can win tickets using the iTunes Festival app and the iTunes Store® as well as select media partners including Channel 4, Global Radio and Metro.

Sir Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse and Crowded House played the first iTunes Festival at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007. Since then over 370 artists have performed in front of more than 370,000 fans and tens of millions more online and on television. Other performers have included Adele, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Jack White and Oasis. Performances are available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store.

Source: Apple Inc.

10 Comments

      1. So, Macfreek, how many iTunes Festival gigs have you attended, in order to be able to give a dismissive comment?
        Or is it the fact that Apple put on an entire month of FREE concerts, in a major London venue, featuring many of the world’s major artists.
        Where is the Android Music Festival then? Oh, wait, Google and Android don’t have anything like iTunes with the income it generates, and the artists who’s music exists there, so they can possibly mount an equivalent, can they?
        But you’re too damned stupid to understand any of that, aren’t you.

  1. iTunes really needs a better line up. I’m not really into pop music like this. Now, if they had a concert featuring Grizzly Bear, MGMT, Bon Iver, Sufjan Stevens, and Lana Del Ray, I’m in!

  2. Well, there’s QOTSA and Jake Bugg on the bill, and considering there’s going to be thirty headline acts, and the same number of support acts, and only eight have been announced, it’s perhaps a little early to start criticising the line-up.

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