iTunes Festival

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The iTunes festival is an annual concert series, where tickets are given away free to iTunes customers, as well as to fans in competitions. First held since 2007, the Apple Inc sponsored month-long event takes place in September at The Roundhouse art centre in London.

Rumours

All main and supporting acts have been confirmed for 2013.

Lineup

Headliners for 2013 include Lady Gaga, Sigur Rós, The Lumineers, Paramore, Rizzle Kicks, Queens of The Stone Age, Phoenix, Bastille, Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Kings of Leon, Elton John, Avicii, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers, Vampire Weekend, Jack Johnson, Ludovico Einaudi, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Primal Scream, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Robin Thicke, Pixies, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, John Legend, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry.

For more information on the supporting acts, visit the iTunes Festival website.

Vibe

Many state that the vibe is dependant on whoever is playing when, as online there is rarely a review of all acts, but rather a lengthy review on one night. The venue itself is respected for putting on a variety of night of music and culture.

Tickets

To enter the prize draw, all you need to do is visit the official website, click what bands you would like to see, fill out the application form and await your confirmation email for prize draw details.

Tickets can not be used by anyone else other than the winner, and your plus-one must arrive at the same time as you.

VIP

There is no VIP at the event.

Children

You must be at least 14 years old or accompanied by an adult.

Disability Access

There is access, but you will need to contact the venue in advance before you plan to arrive.

Weather

As the event is inside, weather isn't an issue, only for smokers.

Location

The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH. This central location has perfect accessibility and has been host to many famous acts in the past.

Local Information

Camden Town is a district of Inner London in northwest London, England, popular to fans of all music despite the fact that the area is strongly associated with alternative culture.

If you are looking for things to do before or after the gig, check out these recommended highlights:

  • Enjoy the after festival nightlife: With a variety of multi genres nights right down to the niche, there's something for everyone, clubs and bars to check out include: The Barfly, Electric Ballroom, The Purple Turtle, KOKO, Proud Galleries, Our Black Heart, The Jazz Cafe
  • Go for a picnic earlier in the day at Regent's Park or Primrose Hill
  • Walk, cycle, float or sit by the relaxing canal
  • Squeeze in a bit of pre-gig skateboarding at Cantelowes skatepark
  • Go shopping in the extensive markets and shops along the main road and within The Stables

Travel

BY TUBE:

The nearest tube is Chalk Farm on the Northern Line, which is literally a 2 minute walk from the station.

Camden Town is also a choice and is roughly a ten minute walk

BY BUS:

  • To/from Camden: 24, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2.
  • To/from Chalk Farm: 24, 27, 31, 46, 168, 393.

BY TRAIN

The closest station is Kentish Town West on Dalby Street, which is within walking distance.

BY CAR

Although outside of the congestion zone, however there is limited parking in the area.

Accommodation

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What to wear

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Camping

This is a no camping event.

Site Information

  • Doors open at 6pm, anyone arriving after 8pm can't be guaranteed entry
  • There is an ATM onsite
  • There is a cloakroom but space is limited

Food and drink

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Perform at the festival

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Volunteer or work

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Drugs and security

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Stream online

There are many ways that you can watch the show live or recorded after the performance:

  • Via the iTunes app
  • On the TV using Apple TV
  • On your computer via the iTunes store

Please bare in mind that performances are kept online for a limited time.

Mobile Apps

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Trivia

Since 1966, the Roundhouse in North London has been an iconic music venue, hosting performances from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, T-Rex and Elton John