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    On July 1, Apple will once again play host to 62 bands for 31 nights in a row. Apple has just released the iTunes Festival London 2011 app for all iOS devices, so people around the world will be able to enjoy the show. The event will take place at the Roundhouse in London. The app also includes AirPlay support so if you’ve got an Apple TV you’ll be able to stream the event live as it happens.

    Paul Simon will kick off the event and be followed by such artists as Coldplay, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, Adele, My Chemical Romance, Duran Duran and Lang Lang. The festival will finish off with a performance by Moby on July 31. A complete lineup of bands scheduled to perform can be found here.

    Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters will be playing on July 11 with Jimmy Eat World, and he recently said, “We are really excited to do the iTunes Festival in July and to perform at the legendary Roundhouse. And the fact that it's going to be broadcast to so many people is really exciting, because making music is more about the audience than the band sometimes. I feel like the opportunities we have to reach out to more people through technology is a wonderful thing; to see the world get together and experience music, live”.

    The iTunes Festival has taken a novel approach to ticketing this year. All tickets are free, however, you have to apply to get them. “Each competition entrant has the chance to win one pair of tickets per date of the festival.” You can enter for every night if you want to though.

    This year’s iTunes Festival includes a diverse array of artist and should prove to have a little something for everyone.

    Source: iTunes Festival London 2011
    2011-06-23 04:43 AM