May 18, 2012
This year’s iTunes Music Festival is scheduled to begin September 1 in London and run 30 nights. The festival is a celebration of iTunes and since the tickets are free, a way for Apple to give back to its customers. First held in 2007, the iTunes Festival is sponsored by Apple and held at London’s historic The Roundhouse in North London. Past performers have included Adele, Paul Simon, and Amy Winehouse. For 2012, Apple expects to include 60 artists including One Direction, Usher, and Norah Jones. Plus, as in past years, for those that can’t attend the event live, each show will be presented live for a limited time on your computer with iTunes, or on your iPhone/iPod touch and iPad with the iTunes Festival app. Typically held earlier each summer, the 2012 iTunes Music Festival is being delayed this year due to the Summer Olympic Games, which London is hosting in July. Tickets to the event will be distributed by lottery for fans in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, and The Netherlands. Note: The iTunes Festival app is currently unavailable in the United States. However, we expect it to go live soon. How you ever attended the event? Who was your favorite act?