Apple Music Festival 2016 kicks off September 18


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Apple promises "10 exhilarating nights of live music."
Photo: Apple

The Apple Music Festival will return to the U.K. this September for “10 exhilarating nights of live music,” according to Apple.

No musical acts have been revealed yet for the festival, which will run from September 18 to September 30. But if previous years are anything to go by, 2016 promises to deliver a star-studded lineup — and Apple Music subscribers get to watch the whole thing for free online.

Given the plethora of artists to debut their albums exclusively on Apple Music this year, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see names like Britney Spears, Drake or Frank Ocean at this year’s festival.

We might even get appearances from Cash Money artists to coincide with the forthcoming Apple-produced documentary about the rap label.

On its website, Apple offers a few details about the event, which was known as the iTunes Festival before being rebranded as the Apple Music Festival last year:

“Residents of the U.K. can win tickets to the gigs. Apple Music members around the world can watch the performances for free. Ticket applications will be opening soon. Follow @AppleMusic on Twitter and Snapchat for up-to-the-minute information and join the #AMF10 conversation.”

Last year, acts included everyone from the Chemical Brothers and The Weeknd to Florence and the Machine and Pharrell.

More details will be posted on the Apple Music Festival website as the event approaches.