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Apple announces iTunes Festival 2014 line-up, updates app

Apple has announced the line-up for the next iTunes Festival, which will take place in London, England for the eighth time. The iTunes Festival app has also been updated for the first time since March, with details of the next edition.

The last time it was updated was earlier this year when Apple hosted the first iTunes Festival SXSW – a successful event that saw Coldplay, Soundgarden, and more play at the Austin, Texas month-long event.

However, iTunes Festival will return to London for its home at The Roundhouse for this latest edition of the 30-date festival.

The website, which was updated on 21 July announced the first wave of acts:

  • Maroon 5
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Beck
  • Sam Smith
  • Blondie
  • Kylie
  • David Guetta
  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • Calvin Harris
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • Kasabian
  • Robert Plant
  • Kiesza
  • Jungle

The app was subsequently updated but only includes basic information, alongside a link to learn more about how to get tickets.

Tickets aren’t available for purchase, however, and ten to be given away for free via a lottery, or competitions run by Apple and its partners – often media channels; radio stations and newspapers.

iTunes Festival shows are now streamed to Macs, PCs, iOS devices and Apple TVs using iTunes, or the festival app following an update to the app in 2013.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said: “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.”