Florence + The Machine

Apple Music Festival reveals first acts

Rebranded the Apple Music Festival, the iTunes Festival returns to London’s The Roundhouse this September.

Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, and Disclosure are the first headline acts to be announced for the concert series which, this year, has been cut down to 10 events, running from 19 to 28 September.

UK residents can apply to win tickets via the new Apple Music service as well as through media partners including the London Evening Standard.

“The Roundhouse is such a historic venue,” said Williams, “there’s always a special energy in the crowd.” The singer, and producer, who is still riding the success of global hits like ‘Happy’, ‘Get Lucky’, and ‘Blurred Lines’, is set to perform on 26 September.

Florence + The Machine, who will be touring the UK in September, are playing the Apple Music Festival on 28 September, just days after completing a four-night run at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Disclosure take the Roundhouse stage on 25 September, coinciding with the release of their second album, ‘Caracal’.

“We’re super excited to play our first ever show for Apple Music Festival at the Roundhouse, one of our favorite venues in London,” said the Mercury Prize-nominated duo, best known for the song ‘Latch’.

And One Direction, who recently released the single ‘Drag Me Down’ in the wake of Zayn Malik, are performing at the Chalk Farm venue on 22 September.

The remainder of the Apple Music Festival line-up will be announced over the coming weeks.

Previous performers have included Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Paul McCartney, Adele, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake.

If you’re not lucky enough to win tickets to this year’s event, performances will be available live and on-demand via Apple Music.


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