Can the iTunes Festival line-up get any better? The question is yes, and that’s mainly thanks to Mother Monster a.k.a. Lady Gaga. We’ve long crushed over Lady Gaga’s catchy tunes and eclectic videos – not to mention that amazing wardrobe – but we’re beaming with excitement at the idea of her opening the iTunes Festival on September 1st. If that wasn’t enough iTunes have just announced another list of new musical champions we can’t wait to catch. From hip hop star Kendrick Lamar to our favourite indie girl group Haim, today’s drop of artists has us looking forward to September more than ever. Check out the full line up below with the new artists in red.
If you haven’t already noticed we’re taking our summer obsession with festivals to the next level and teaming up with the iTunes Festival to make it extra special in true Topshop style. There’s exciting news today in which even more acts have been added to the illustrious list of stars hitting the iTunes stage. Today we can confirm that the buzzed about POLICA will be bringing their hyped tunes to the Roundhouse stage alongside classics Jimmy Eat World, cool newbies Palma Violet and the chart-topping Bastille!
Bastille are about as excited as we are – “ we can’t wait to play at the iTunes Festival again. Last year we were massively distracted seeing ourselves on giant TV screens for the first time. Hopefully this year, the crowd will know some of our songs!” The same can be said for Palma Violets who will be supporting the epic Queens of Stone Age, “We’re very excited about playing with Queens, they’re such legends! It will be fun to support a band that has so much character and creativity!”
And that’s not all! Check out the rest of the amazing line up below and stay tuned over the coming weeks where there’ll be the chance for Topshop fans to win tickets to the shows, read intimate interviews, listen to playlists and more!
Lady Gaga – 1st September
Sigur Ros supported by POLICA – 2nd September
The Lumineers supported by Phox – 3rd September
Paramore supported by Fenech Soler – 4th September
Rizzle Kicks – 5th September
Queens of the Stone Age supported by Palma Violets – 6th September
Phoenix supported by Little Green Cars – 7th September
Bastille supported by The 1975 – 8th September
Arctic Monkeys supported by Drenge – 9th September
Jake Bugg supported by Valerie June – 10th September
Kings of Leon supported by Jim Eat World – 11th September
Elton John supported by Tom Odell – 12th September
Chic featuring Nile Rodgers supported by Janelle Monae – 14th September
Vampire Weekend supported by the Olms – 15th September
Jack Johnson -16th September
Ludovico Einaudi supported by Agnes Obel – 17th September
30 Seconds to Mars supported by The Family Rain – 18th September
Kendrick Lamar – 19th September
Primal Scream supported by Skinny Girl Diet – 20th September
HAIM supported by Dan Croll – 21st September
Ellie Goulding – 22nd September
Jessie J supported by Lawson – 23rd September
Robin Thicke – 24th September
Pixies supported by No Ceremony – 25 September
Tinie Tempah supported by Naughty Boy – 26th September
Dizzee Rascal – 27th September
Justin Timberlake – 29th September
Katy Perry supported by Icona Pop and Iggy Azaela – 30th September
The iTunes Festival Low Down
The annual music extravaganza has brought some of the most exciting artists in the industry – Adele, The XX, One Direction to name but a few! – to London’s iconic Roundhouse venue and this year we’re getting involved. The month of 30 completely free shows is kicking off in September and we’re already bursting with excitement!
So from the achingly cool French synthpop band Phoenix to Glaswegian rockers Primal Scream, there’ll be a show that you’ll be coveting a ticket for! Go to iTunes.com/Festival for all the latest news, to download the app and win tickets. Don’t forget to follow @iTunesFestival to keep up to date with all the Festival news and join in the conversation using #iTunesFestival and see which artist is coming next.
If you can’t be there in person, fear not! You’ll be able to stream the shows live or afterwards with iTunes; on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via the official iTunes Festival app; or on your big screen with Apple TV, not to mention having exclusive artist access and backstage content on Topshop.com. Don’t forget to Like the iTunes Festival on Facebook too!