Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett join iTunes Festival London

Apple on Monday announced a number of new artists that would be joining them for shows at iTunes Festival London in September, including Mary J. Blige and the legendary Tony Bennett.

Blige and Bennett will be joined by Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, deadmau5, Placebo, Ben Howard, Nicola Benedetti, Nick Gardner, Nick Mulvey, Rae Morris, Lisa Hannigan, Little Dragon, James Bay, Hozier, Wolf Alice, Miloš, Alison Balsom and Foy Vance at this year’s festival.

“I’m thrilled to be back at iTunes Festival once again,” said Bennett. “It’s a phenomenal musical experience for both the performers and the audience and I love being part of it!”

Tony Bennett is just a spectacular addition to iTunes Festival. For me it really shows the diversity of what the festival is supposed to be about—music. Not just one genre of music, but all types of music. If there is one entertainer that can span the generations of music lovers, it’s Tony Bennett.

The current iTunes Festival London line-up is as follows:

  • 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 + Miloš + Alison Balsom
  • September 29 Ed Sheeran + Foy Vance

Apple is being a bit tricky with its schedule. You’ll notice that the final date for the festival has still not been announced. Hopefully we’ll get that soon.

Fans in the UK can apply to win free tickets to watch a show in person at the Roundhouse in London. If you’re not in the area, you can still watch the free shows live, and on-demand, with iTunes on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer, or on your big screen with Apple TV.



  • struckpaper

    Don’t you mean Bennett is a “spectacular addition” rather than “spectacular edition”?

  • http://www.jphotog.com Hrunga Zmuda

    Nice! Bennett is cool.

    I’m really looking forward to Chrissie Hind + Blondie! Woo hoo! Babes from my teens. I still envy a friend who photographed Hind during a performance way back in the 80s. She saw him taking her photo and flipped him off. And he was approved to shoot the performance. She’s just that kind of performer. (I was going to say lady, but thought better of it.)

    He still laughs about it when he pulls that print out of her one-finger salute.