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Apple Announces 2013 iTunes Festival in London Scheduled for September

Apple today announced that it will once again hold its monthlong iTunes Festival in London this year, with 30 nights of concerts at The Roundhouse during the month of September. The full schedule of performances is yet to be announced, but Apple has revealed that the lineup will include Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson and Jessie J.
“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. “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.”
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Free tickets for the concerts are available through iTunes in a lottery system, with media partners in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Japan and Mexico also giving away tickets as part of promotional competitions. The concerts will also be broadcast via iOS app, iTunes on the computer, and Apple TV.

Apple also typically releases a series of live EPs from each year's shows through the iTunes Store.

Apple traditionally sponsored the iTunes Festival each July since its inception in 2007, but last year moved the festival to September and has opted to keep to that schedule for 2013. More details on the concert lineup and schedule will be released over the coming weeks and months.

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12 months ago
2/3 of all sales are outside of the US, why should only the US be entitled to "everything".

Here's to entering the lottery and booking a flight to London. What's the weather like there in September?


You have to ask, it's always raining in the UK.:p
Rating: 6 Positives
12 months ago

They need to bring that festival to U.S. too..


They need to bring more content on the AppleTv to Europe too.. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Positives
12 months ago

Yes, why do the Brits get all the free concerts:mad:


So that Apple can pay their tax in the Republic of Ireland instead :)
Rating: 3 Positives
12 months ago

That artwork looks amazing.


It's not flat..what's up with that?
Rating: 3 Positives
12 months ago

One problem in the USA, wherever you do it, it is a loooong way from a huge portion of the population.


True, but it's over 30 nights so they could spread it around and hit more areas.
Rating: 2 Positives
12 months ago

Yes, why do the Brits get all the free concerts:mad:


Because we, the British public have to pay all the tax that is dodged by larger companies who operate in the UK..
Rating: 2 Positives
12 months ago

Yes, why do the Brits get all the free concerts:mad:


Yeah. Personnally I'd prefer to have cheaper Apple prices, quicker availability and a wider choice like you doin the US than an option to ask for free tickets to a concert that will be very heavily over subscribed.
Rating: 2 Positives
12 months ago

+1 to bringing this to the US..! The festival scene here is popping, this would hit.


One problem in the USA, wherever you do it, it is a loooong way from a huge portion of the population.
Rating: 1 Positives
12 months ago

"This year’s iTunes Festival is the best ever" - WOW! Ain't that INCREDIBLE? The BEST EVER! AMAZING! :rolleyes:

You gotta love marketing...


Complaining :confused: , it's FREE!:D
Rating: 1 Positives
12 months ago
I loved the iTunes festival in the early years (around 2008/2009). I live within walking distance of the Roundhouse so its a rather convenient location!

Between tickets won by me and my friends, I got to see quite a few amazing shows back then.

But in the last few years it's popularity has increased, I guess, and so it has become extremely hard to get tickets. I applied for lots of shows in both 2011 and 2012 but failed to win a single one :(

I notice there are usually long lines of people without tickets waiting to get in before the shows these days, too, so perhaps they reserve some of the tickets for people on the day now.

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Actually Ireland is part of the British Isles, but not the UK. Look it up.


Err, Northern Ireland is part of the UK. It's also part of the island of Ireland, but not the island of Great Britain. The Republic of Ireland is also on the island of Ireland. It's not part of the UK.
Rating: 1 Positives

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