Elton John, Chance the Rapper, and Britney Spears Among Apple Music Festival's Headline Acts
Aug 25, 2016 3:25 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Apple today announced the artist lineup for its 2016 Apple Music Festival, the free annual concert series that takes place at the London Roundhouse theater from September to 18 to September 30.

Headliners at the festival's 10th anniversary this year will include Alicia Keys, Bastille, Britney Spears, Calvin Harris, Chance The Rapper, Elton John, Michael Bublé, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams and The 1975, Apple revealed.


"Over the past decade, the Festival has brought the biggest and best artists from all over the world to London and into the homes of millions of music fans," said Oliver Schusser, Apple's VP of International Content. "This year's Apple Music Festival builds on that incredible legacy and we couldn't be more excited to have another amazing lineup to celebrate our 10th birthday." 
Prior to 2015, the event previously called the iTunes Festival lasted for a full 30 days, but was scaled down to 10 days with the revamp. Apple also now offers the music festival performances live and on-demand in the Apple Music App on iOS devices, as well as on Mac, PC, Apple TV, and Android phones.

Like last year, Apple is also set to offer special Apple Music Festival playlists, artist news, and backstage interviews via its subscription streaming music service.


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34 months ago
Its great to see Apple being different each year. We all have to have open minds and take in all types of music. I'll wait until after this event to pass judgement and so should others.
Rating: 8 Votes
34 months ago
They have hosted some great acts in the past but none of these are up my street, though I'm sure they will go down well with others. Oh well, maybe next year.
Rating: 7 Votes
34 months ago
big pr thing with big names, but musically nothing interesting...
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago
I hear her (b. Spears) show in Vegas is actually pretty good. So.
Rating: 5 Votes
34 months ago

Elton like Apple is a hasbeen


He's a musical legend, well regarded by almost everyone. What do people remember that you've worked on?
Rating: 5 Votes
34 months ago
How long before Apple features cutting edge acts like Barbra Streisand and Wayne Newton?
Rating: 5 Votes
34 months ago
Woo for Bastille and OneRepublic :D

Also love Elton John, but haven't listened to any of his newer music.
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago

Great! Would love to hear Britney playback in 5.1 surround.


Just listen to her single in 5.1, then. It's likely she'll be lip syncing the track ;)
Rating: 4 Votes
34 months ago
Wow. Not my musical taste, but Elton John and Michael Buble are pretty big ticket. Surprised on both being here.
[doublepost=1472129044][/doublepost]For a split sec I thought it said Robin Williams. Now THAT would be innovation....Delorean, flux capacitor and all that.
Rating: 3 Votes
34 months ago
I don't understand people who hate on celebrities they don't like. If you don't like a certain famous person don't listen/watch them perform. Why use derogatory terms for someone you don't even know. Seems silly to me o_O
Rating: 3 Votes

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