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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Top Rated Comments

justperry Avatar
146 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
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justperry Avatar
146 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:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CGJay Avatar
146 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 :)
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Wurm5150 Avatar
146 months ago
That artwork looks amazing.

It's not flat..what's up with that?
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gluckett Avatar
146 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.
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Jsameds Avatar
146 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..
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)