The iTunes Festival is back for its annual, month-long smorgasbord of live music performances at The Roundhouse theater in London. This stacked concert series featuring an eclectic group of commercial, cult and controversial artists – including Usher, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and hipster queen Lana Del Rey, as well as national obsessions One Direction and Rebecca Ferguson (who were incidentally featured on the same season of Britain's X Factor) – will showcase several performances a night almost every night throughout September.
Click ahead for the full iTunes Festival 2012 Lineup!
We have ticket links to a few upcoming shows, although one of the festival's main conceits is offering free live music performances for Apple members. For more info on how you can win tickets, check out our About section below, or visit the iTunes Festival main website here.
iTunes Festival Tickets 2012
|Saturday 3:30 AM||iTunes Festival with Usher, David Guetta, Norah Jones The Roundhouse – London, UK|
|Monday 3:30 AM||iTunes Festival The Roundhouse – London, UK|
|Saturday 7:30 PM||iTunes Festival The Roundhouse – London, UK|
|Sunday 3:30 AM||iTunes Festival The Roundhouse – London, UK|
|Saturday 3:30 AM||iTunes Festival The Roundhouse – London, UK|
|Saturday 6:30 PM||iTunes Festival The Roundhouse – London, UK|
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Full iTunes Festival 2012 Lineup
|9/2/2012||Ed Sheeran||Charli XCX|
|9/3/2012||Olly Murs||The Milk|
|9/7/2012||Elbow||Bat for Lashes|
|9/8/2012||Jack White||Band of Horses|
|9/12/2012||Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds||The Soundtrack of Our Lives|
|9/13/2012||Pink||Walk the Moon|
|9/15/2012||David Guetta||Calvin Harris|
|9/17/2012||Example||DJ Fresh & Hadouken!|
|9/19/2012||Matchbox Twenty||One Republic|
|9/21/2012||Jessie J||Lonsdale Boys Club|
|9/22/2012||Biffy Clyro||Frightened Rabbit|
|9/24/2012||Mumford & Sons||TBA|
|9/25/2012||Lana Del Rey||TBA|
About iTunes Festival
Unfortunately for Stateside and other international fans, only UK residents aged 14 or older are eligible to win free tickets. If you do happen to be a permanent resident of a region across the pond, you can enter one of the festival's lotteries by visiting its website and selecting which performances you'd like to attend. You'll be prompted to enter your name, email address, and location, per performance. You can also enter an additional lottery for a "Festival Pass," which would grant you and a friend access to each of the festival's 30 performances.
In other words, between the Olympics and a free all-access pass to the likes of Jack White and Andrea Bocelli, some of us are seriously reconsidering our current orientation to the Atlantic. Click here for the iTunes Festival's main website and additional info on winning tickets.
Blast from the Past: iTunes Festival 2011 Lineup
|Manic Street Preachers|
|Dry The River|
|Ukulele for Dummies|
|Arctic Monkeys (EP)|
|My Chemical Romance (EP)|
|Jimmy Eat World (EP)|
|The Naked and Famous|
|All The Young|
|Swedish House Mafia|
|Noah and the Whale|
|Chase & Status|
|Benjamin Francis Leftwich|