Apple Announces 8th Annual iTunes Festival in London Scheduled for September

Apple today announced that it will hold its eighth month-long iTunes Festival in London this year, featuring 30 nights of concerts at The Roundhouse throughout September. Artists set to perform at this year's iTunes Festival include Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, and more.

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"The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers and tremendous new acts,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “These live shows capture the heart and soul of iTunes and we love bringing them to our customers in the Roundhouse, as well as to the millions of people watching all over the world for free."

As with past years, free tickets for the concerts will be avaliable through iTunes in a lottery system. The iTunes Festival will also be broadcast via Apple TV, iOS app, and the iTunes desktop application.

The 8th annual iTunes Festival follows the first U.S. iTunes Festival at South by Southwest (SXSW) this past March, which was held at the Moody Theater. The iTunes Festival in London last year featured performances from a number of artists including Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson, and Jessie J.

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digi999 Avatar
130 months ago
Right because no one goes to SXSW, Bonaroo, Coachella, Firefly, etc. You really should understand what true music festivals (well, the music part, heh) are about before you start posting facetious messages with rolly eyes. Most music festivals are about new and break out artists, not bland top 40 and has-beens.

Ah the smell of music snobs in the morning.

Clearly I have been listening to "fake" music because it wasn't personally deemed as true by some poster on the internet.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Whitelobster Avatar
130 months ago
Wow!

With an irrelevant and boring line-up like this, I don't feel bad about not being able to attend. Not even sprinkled with a dab of nuance. Perfect.

Inoffensive and bland, like chili made for patients recovering from surgery.

Thanks, Apple!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SeaFox Avatar
130 months ago
Apple today announced (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/07/21Apple-Announces-Eighth-Annual-iTunes-Festival-in-London.html) that it will hold its eight monthlong iTunes Festival in London this year,
Eight months long! That's quite a concert series!

Oh. It's Apple's eighth month-long concert series you say?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
timshundo Avatar
130 months ago
While this is great for people in the UK, Ireland, and France...
...it would be nice if Apple were to show the Silicon Valley some live music love.

After all, they're causing horrible jams on Wolfe these days with construction!

U.S. got it's first iTunes Festival this year at SXSW, I wouldn't be surprised if that becomes their annual venue. Festival of the arts, much more suitable than self-serving Silicon Valley.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chupa Chupa Avatar
130 months ago
From that list of artists it looks like London's been punked. A moribund group of no-talents currents and talented has-beens.

Blondie, Hynde (Pretenders, not solo), and Plant (Zep and solo, I'll toss in Honeydrippers as a novelty) were great in the 70s/80s but it's 2014. They are not the musicians they were back then. I have a lot of their older stuff, still listen to it, but would not want to see them live today. It would ruin all my good memories.

Beck has *some* great stuff, though he's generally overrated because of it. All the mediocre and awful stuff gets a pass.

But the bottom line here is when Moron 5 is the headliner you know you've got a stinker on your hands.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
brunosh Avatar
130 months ago
Why is suddenly everyone bitching about it being in London? Hasn't it been that way every year, since the beggining?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)