iTunes Festival headliners

Apple on Thursday announced the headliners for the annual iTunes Festival. The event takes place every September in London, England.

According to Apple, Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson and Jessie J will be among the acts to headline the event. The event has attracted some of the world’s most popular bands over the years, as Apple noted in its announcement.

Sir Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse and Crowded House played the first iTunes Festival at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007. Since then over 370 artists have performed in front of more than 370,000 fans and tens of millions more online and on television. Other performers have included Adele, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Jack White and Oasis. Performances are available for purchase and download on the iTunes Store.

iTunes Festival runs every night in September from the Roundhouse. The event features more than 60 acts and can be watched live from your computer on iTunes, Apple TV, or using your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

As a music lover, this is something I look forward to every year. The fact that Apple makes it available on all of my devices ensures I never miss a live performance.