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Do you want to see any or all of these musicians perform live…for free? Justin TimberlakeArctic MonkeysVampireWeekend-Kings of Leon-EltonJohnPixiesBastille – 30 Seconds to MarsSigur Rós-The Lumineers – Paramore  - Rizzle Kicks  - Queens of the Stone AgePhoenixJake BuggTomOdell-Avicii-Chic featuring Nile Rodgers – Janelle Monáe – The Olms-Jack JohnsonBahamasValerie June – LudovicoEinaudi-Primal ScreamJessie J-NoCeremony-Tinie TempahJohnLegend-RobinThicke-Jimmy Eat World – Valerie June – POLICA – 1975 – Lawson – Palma Violets – Fenech-Soler – Little Green Cars – Phox?

September 1st will kick off the 2013 iTunes Festival.  Every day will stream live performances from the above artists and more.  All you need is a computer with iTunes, an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPhone) or an Apple TV.   This has been going on every year since 07’ and it seems like no one knows it exists.  Last year was amazing and this year’s lineup is fantastic.  Also, for anyone new to iTunes Festival, the production value is through the roof.  The HD camera angles, lighting, stage design and everything else has made previous iTunes Festivals a great series of shows.  They’re not short either.  Last year’s opening performance by Usher was 90 minutes long.  Deadmau5 played for 2 hours and the rest of the 2012 iTunes Festival performers didn’t disappoint.

This is the 5th year in a row that the event is being held at the Roundhouse in Camden Town (London).  This venue always looks great when filmed and those lucky enough to win the free tickets always make for a very energetic crowd.  The Roundhouse vibe echoes performances from Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Jeff Beck and many other famous bands.

Interested?  Subscribe to our updating iTunes Festival calendar, find out when your musicians will play and set your reminders.  Until then, get yourself prepped to sit back and watch the show.  Here’s some advice for those of you excited about iTunes Festival:

How are you going watch? 

Having an Apple TV is absolutely the best way to tap into iTunes Festival.  Magically, a new app pops up on your Apple TV menu and that’s it.  Apple TV also gives you a great way to mirror your new Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch wirelessly to your big screen, access apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus & Youtube or even tap into the world of iTunes Movie and TV show videos.

What you’ll need:

1)      HDTV with available HDMI input

2)      Apple TV

3)      HDMI Cable

4)      Wired or Wireless Network (need your name/password to setup Apple TV)

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