From rap to riches: Mary J. Blige & Tony Bennett will play iTunes Festival London

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Apple has updated its lineup for next month’s iTunes Festival London, adding several new names including Tony Bennett and Mary J. Blige, demonstrating just how wide-ranging the festival is in terms of its music.

The festival kicks off in September, taking place at the Roundhouse in London. As always, tickets are 100 percent free, although attendees will need to win competitions (organized by Apple and local partners) in order to get hold of them.

The current festival lineup can be seen below:

September 1 deadmau5
September 2 Beck + Jenny Lewis
September 3 David Guetta + Clean Bandit + Robin Schulz
September 4 5 Seconds of Summer + Charlie Simpson
September 5 Kasabian
September 6 Tony Bennett
September 7 Calvin Harris + Kiesza
September 8 Robert Plant + Luke Sital-Singh
September 9 Sam Smith + SOHN
September 10 Pharrell Williams + Jungle
September 11 Maroon 5 + Matthew Koma + Nick Gardner
September 12 Elbow + Nick Mulvey
September 13 Paolo Nutini + Rae Morris
September 14 David Gray + Lisa Hannigan
September 15 The Script + Foxes
September 16 Blondie + Chrissie Hynde
September 17 Gregory Porter + Eric Whitacre
September 18 Jessie Ware + Little Dragon
September 20 Rudimental + Jess Glynne
September 21 Ryan Adams + First Aid Kit
September 22 Jessie J + James Bay
September 23 Placebo
September 24 Ben Howard + Hozier
September 25 Mary J. Blige
September 26 Lenny Kravitz + Wolf Alice
September 27 Kylie + MNEK
September 28 Nicola Benedetti + MiloŇ° + Alison Balsom
September 29 Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance

Don’t worry if you’re unable to attend live, however, since music lovers can watch performances either live or on-demand using their iOS devices, on their computer via iTunes, or in HD on an Apple TV.

To date, more than 430 artists have performed in front of 430,000 fans at the iTunes Festival — with tens of millions of music lovers have watched performances online. The event has previously played host to Coldplay, Sir Paul McCartney, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and Katy Perry.

About the author

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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