Apple TV Updated with New Live Streaming Channel for September's iTunes Festival

Back in late May, Apple announced that it would once again be holding its annual iTunes Festival in September, a monthlong series of free concerts at The Roundhouse in London. Just as it did last year, Apple has added a new channel to the Apple TV to offer live streaming and limited time on-demand replays of the concert series.

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The concert series kicks off on September 1 with Lady Gaga and includes a number of popular artists including The Lumineers, Queens of the Stone Age, Kings of Leon, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Jack Johnson, Robin Thicke, and Justin Timberlake before closing on September 30 with Katy Perry.

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The Apple TV channels includes a complete schedule, brief bios of the performers, a video trailer, information about the concert venue and ways to watch the concerts, as well as small photo galleries from the previous three festivals.

Free tickets for the shows are available via a lottery system to UK residents, with media partners in a number of other countries also giving away tickets through promotional campaigns.

Update: Apple has also updated its iOS app for the 2013 edition of the festival. [Direct Link]

(Thanks, Kyle!)

Top Rated Comments

TimeSquareDesi Avatar
103 months ago
Am I the only person on MacRumors when I'm not at work...?
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mwjd299 Avatar
103 months ago
Ohhh that's great, I can't wait to watch Lady Gaga open the festival. She'll be performing APPLAUSE (out now on iTunes!), a long with a bunch of new songs from her album, ARTPOP.
I also can't wait. Lady Gaga is back. She will open the MTV Video Music Awards show on Aug. 25th. :)
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OllyW Avatar
103 months ago
But you get all of these on your TV, or Sky box or similar. I doubt Apple has the time or patience to start including TV catch-up apps in the Apple TV, especially when they need storage for downloading programmes.

They seem to manage with similar apps from the American TV companies.
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Harrycooke Avatar
103 months ago
Ohhh that's great, I can't wait to watch Lady Gaga open the festival. She'll be performing APPLAUSE (out now on iTunes!), a long with a bunch of new songs from her album, ARTPOP.
Let's not turn this into ATRL lmao. But YESSSS. AND I HAVE A TICKET TO GO YAY!
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chriscrk Avatar
103 months ago
Ohhh that's great, I can't wait to watch Lady Gaga open the festival. She'll be performing APPLAUSE (out now on iTunes!), a long with a bunch of new songs from her album, ARTPOP.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ajcadoo Avatar
103 months ago
I am predicting Apple stock to surpass 700/share tomorrow with this news!
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