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The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout September at London’s Roundhouse venue.
Apple on Thursday also released other names that are part of the initial lineup. They include Phoenix, Primal Scream, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Jake Bugg and Jack Johnson. Further lineup announcements are expected over the coming weeks.
Tickets are allocated in a lottery system. Performances are also being streamed online.
“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. “We’re honored so many renowned artists are part of this year’s lineup.”
The iTunes Festival launched in 2007. It traditionally took place in July, but last year was moved to September.
Paul McCartney and Amy Winehouse performed at the first iTunes Festival. Since then, more than 370 acts have performed in front of more than 370,000 fans and tens of millions more online and on TV, according to the company. Among past performers are Adele, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon and Oasis.
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