Britney Spears, Alicia Keys headline Apple Music Festival

Britney Spears, Alicia Keys and Robbie Williams headline Apple Music Festival


As far as star power goes, Apple Music Festival doesn't disappoint.
Photo: Britney Spears

Apple has released the headliners for this year’s Apple Music festival, and as far as big names go, it doesn’t disappoint.

Top acts include (deep breath) Britney Spears, Sir Elton John, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Robbie Williams, The 1975, OneRepublic, Bastille, Michael Buble and Chance the Rapper — all of whom will appear at London’s Roundhouse next month.

Earlier this week, Apple announced that the festival will run from September 18 to September 30, and promised “10 exhilarating nights of live music.”

Britney Spears was one of the acts I predicted due to her new album, Glory, debuting exclusively on Apple Music. (Although where are Drake and Frank Ocean?) This will be Spears’ first U.K. performance since 2011. Other acts such as Elton John also have Apple tie-ins, due to their involvement with Beats 1.

This is the tenth year Apple has run its music festival, although it only officially rebranded it as the Apple Music Festival (originally the iTunes Festival) last year.

On its website, Apple notes:

“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.”

You can follow news of the event on the Apple Music Festival website as September fast approaches.