Apple announces 2014 iTunes Festival
Apple just announced their eighth annual iTunes Festival, which will take place in London. So far the lineup sounds amazing and Apple has promised they will be adding more names at a later date.
Confirmed artists include Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Kylie, Sam Smith, and Blondie, as well as Beck, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, and Chrissie Hynde, in total more than 60 artists will take the stage in September at the Roundhouse.
Eddy Cue said “The iTunes Festival in London is back with another stunning line-up of world class performers and tremendous new acts,” before adding “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.”
Tickets are available for free, however, in order to get your hands on one you must win a competition on iTunes, or throughGlobal Radio and the London Evening Standard who will be will be giving them away.
If you don’t get a ticket, then don’t despair, you will still be able to watch the event on your OS device, Mac via iTunes, or in HD on an Apple TV.
You can read the full press release below:
iTunes Festival Returns to the Legendary Roundhouse for 30 Days with the World’s Biggest Artists Including Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde & Many More
LONDON?July 21, 2014?Apple® today announced that Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, Chrissie Hynde and many more of the world’s biggest artists will be headlining this year’s iTunes® Festival. Returning to the UK for an eighth year?following a week of incredible live performances in March at SXSW?the iTunes Festival will feature over 60 acts throughout September at the legendary Roundhouse. iTunes performances can be watched live or on-demand by millions of iOS users around the world on their iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® and iTunes on their computer or in stunning HD with Apple TV®. Tickets are free for competition winners only.
“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.”
Music fans from across the world can win tickets to the iTunes Festival through competitions run by local media partners. In the UK, fans can win tickets by entering ballots on iTunes, as well as through select media partners including Global Radio and the London Evening Standard.
Since the inaugural Festival at London’s Institute for Contemporary Arts in 2007, over 430 artists have performed in front of more than 430,000 fans and tens of millions more online and on-demand. Now in its eighth year, the iTunes Festival has played host to performers including Adele, Coldplay, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Muse, Sir Paul McCartney and many, many more.
For updates, tickets and additional information, please visit: www.iTunesFestival.com, or join the conversation @iTunesfestival and #iTunesfestival.
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