How to stream the Apple Music Festival

Apple Music Festival announces acts including One Direction, Pharrell Williams, Florence + the Machine and Disclosure to be streamed live online

Live music direct from The Camden Roundhouse courtesy of Apple Music

You’ve known it as the iTunes Festival for the past eight years, but for 2015 Apple has renamed its annual music fest as the Apple Music Festival, to be held at London’s Roundhouse from 19-28 September.

This year, for the first time, the festival will be available to stream live using the Apple Music app direct to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or in HD to your Apple TV.

The iTunes Festival has showcased more than 500 artists, including Foo Fighters, Adele, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Muse and Katy Perry, and this year’s line-up is just as big.

Who’s headlining this year?

Apple Festival headliners 2015 - Florence + The Machine, One Direction, Disclosure and Pharrel

As usual, Apple have assembled some of the best artists from the UK and over the pond to headline their festival:

  • One Direction (catch them before their career break)
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Florence + The Machine, fresh from headlining Glastonbury
  • Little Mix 
  • Disclosure, appearing on the day their second album is released

The artists have expressed excitement on social media about their exclusive gigs at the historic Roundhouse. Florence Welch tweeted: “It’s amazing being back at the Roundhouse because I did so many gigs in Camden.”

One Direction have already tweeted their fans asking for requests for their Apple Music Festival set list. 

How long will the Apple Music Festival last?

The old iTunes Festival used to have a month-long line-up. But the new Apple Music Festival has gone for a shorter, sleeker “greatest hits” series of 10 one-night-only gigs.

How do I get tickets?

The great news is they’re free. But there is a catch – you’ll have to win them. UK residents can enter ballots on Apple Music and through media partners including the London Evening Standard.

For updates, tickets and more information head to the Apple Music Festival 2015 official page.

What is Apple Music?

Apple Music and Beats 1

This is Apple’s digital streaming service, incorporating:

Use the app’s Connect tab to follow and interact with artists during the Apple Music Festival, which will be covered in full by Beats 1.

What happens if I don’t get tickets?

Previously, performances at the iTunes Festival were only available online after the event.  This year, it’s different. All performances will be available to watch live and on demand wherever you are.

Check out our range of Apple products and download the Apple Music app in time for the Apple Music Festival.