Apple has announced the lineup for its 2015 Apple Music Festival, to be held next month in London. The free concert series will feature One Direction, Disclosure, Pharrell Williams, Florence + The Machine, and many more artists.
While previous festivals have been held over the span of 30 days, the 2015 event has been scaled-down to ten dates, from September 19-28. The event will be held at London’s Roundhouse.
“We wanted to do something really special for music fans this year,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The Apple Music Festival is a greatest hits set of ten unbelievable nights featuring some of the best performers on the planet appearing live and interacting directly with their fans on Connect and Beats 1.”
Apple will broadcast the performances to music fans for free, with viewing available both live and on-demand on Apple Music. Apple will also offer coverage of the festival on Beats1, along with backstage news and footage straight from the artists via Apple Music Connect.
Apple hosted the iTunes Festival in London for eight years, and now has renamed the event the Apple Music Festival in honor of the launch of Apple Music. The Apple Music Festival can be enjoyed via Apple Music or iTunes on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or via Apple TV.
Apple has announced only a handful of artists so far, with the remainder to be announced in the coming weeks, You can find out more about the artists who will appear at the festival on the concert schedule page. (MacRumors says they have heard Take That will be part of the lineup, but the band was not included in Apple’s initial announcement.)
Admission for all concerts is free, however only UK residents are eligible to enter to win tickets. Additional passes will be made available via Apple media partner giveaways.
For updates, tickets and additional information visit: www.applemusicfestival.com.