Apple today announced several new bands and solo artists that will be appearing at the 2014 iTunes Festival in London next month along with Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and more for a total of 60 acts. Among the new additions to the lineup are Lenny Kravitz, Ryan Adams, and The Script.
The annual festival will be held in London’s Roundhouse over the course of September, as well as streamed online for viewers around the world. Apple is partnering with radio stations and other outlets in the UK to give away tickets to fans. The complete list of new additions the line up is below:
- Jenny Lewis
- Clean Bandit
- Robin Schulz
- Charlie Simpson
- Luke Sital-Singh
- Matthew Koma
- Paolo Nutini
- David Gray
- The Script
- Gregory Porter
- Eric Whitacre
- Jessica Ware
- Jess Glynne
- Ryan Adams
- First Aid Kit
- Lenny Kravitz
Several of the artists have expressed their excitement for the upcoming festival on Twitter and to the press. From The Loop:
“I’m really excited about my new album, Strut, and playing the festival this year, as well as working with iTunes! Looking forward to seeing everybody at the show next month!” said Kravitz.
The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue told The Independent:
“We are really excited. We did it in our first year and it’s really nice that we’re four albums in and playing at iTunes again,” he said. “I can’t wait. There’s just such a great vibe. We know all the crew and the engineers so it’s a fun date for us.”
The Irish singer, formerly a judge on the BBC’s The Voice, added: “It’s the same night as our album is released in the UK, so we can’t wait to play our new music and celebrate with you all.”
Charlie Simpson noted that this wouldn’t be his first time taking the stage for the iTunes Festival:
“My band Fightstar played the iTunes Festival in 2009, I can’t believe it’s been five years. It’s an honour to be invited back to play as a solo artist,” said Simpson.
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