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iTunes Festival kicks off in London today – and you can watch for free

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itunes8festival1Apple’s iTunes Festival kicks off today and anyone who loves music can watch some of the world’s greatest artists performing live or on demand for free.

Anyone with a iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or a computer running iTunes will be able to enjoy the performances from the Roundhouse in London.

Viewers can also enjoy the concerts on their TV through Apple TV which has just created a dedicated channel for the iTunes Festival.

These performers will include Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, Mary J Blige, deadmau5, Placebo, Tony Bennett, Ben Howard, Nicola Benedetti,  Nick Gardner, Nick Mulvey, Rae Morris, Lisa Hannigan, Little Dragon, James Bay, Hozier, Wolf Alice, Miloš, Alison Balsom and Foy Vance.

Australian performers Kylie Minogue and 5 Seconds of Summer will also be a part of the iTunes Festival.

Kylie Minogue will perform during the iTunes Festival in London

Kylie Minogue said: “Playing London is always special and playing the Roundhouse is going to be amazing. It’s such an iconic and intimate venue – I can’t wait to put on a show for everyone.” 

Superstar Ed Sheeran is also excited about playing in the iTunes Festival after first taking part in 2011.

Hit young Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer will also headline during the iTunes Festival in London

“I’m very happy to be playing my third iTunes Festival next month. I first played supporting Bruno Mars in 2011 and then came back the next year for my own,” Sheeran said.

Here is the complete iTunes Festival schedule:

September 1 –  deadmau5 + Friend Within + Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra

September 2  –   Beck + Jenny Lewis

September 3   –  David Guetta + Clean Bandit + Robin Schulz

September 4   –  5 Seconds of Summer + Charlie Simpson

September 5   –  Kasabian

September 6  – Tony Bennett + Imelda May

September 7  – Calvin Harris + Kiesza

September 8    –   Robert Plant + Luke Sital-Singh

September 9   –  Sam Smith + SOHN

September 10  –   Pharrell Williams + Jungle 

September 11  –  Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma + Nick Gardner 

September 12  –  Elbow + Nick Mulvey

September 13 – Paolo Nutini + Rae Morris

September 14 –  David Gray + Lisa Hannigan

September 15  –  The Script + Foxes

September 16  –  Blondie + Chrissie Hynde 

September 17  – Gregory Porter + Eric Whitacre

September 18  – Jessie Ware + Little Dragon

September 19  – SBTRKT

September 20  –  Rudimental + Jess Glynne 

September 21 –  Ryan Adams + First Aid Kit

September 22  –  Jessie J + James Bay 

September 23   –  Placebo + The Mirror Trap

September 24  –  Ben Howard + Hozier 

September 25  –  Mary J. Blige  

September 26  – Lenny Kravitz + Wolf Alice 

September 27   –  Kylie Minogue + MNEK

September 28  –  Nicola Benedetti + Miloš + Alison Balsom

September 29   –  Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance 

September 30  –  Plácido Domingo 

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