Apple iTunes Festival App Offers Live Streaming Shows

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Apple has posted the aptly named iTunes Festival London 2011 app for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. The app includes information about the artists playing the festival, gig dates, a fantastic gallery of great photos from past years’ events (like the photo of Ozzy below), links to the bands’ music on iTunes, and most importantly, the ability to watch streaming concerts when they happen, and on-demand for as-yet unspecified period of time afterwards.

The iTunes Festival is an annual event Apple holds in London throughout the month of July, with a different band featured each night. The company has been slowly unveiling the lineup for the event, and several of the bands added today are being billed as support acts for other headliners. This year’s lineup (so far) is listed below, with a few dates still unfilled.

The app released Tuesday also includes AirPlay support, so you can stream the live concerts to your Apple TV.

The app is free, and it’s a hybrid app for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

iTunes Festival Screenshots

Countdown for the iTunes Festival London 2011 and Ozzy from the 2010 event

The iTunes Festival line-up so far includes:

1 July: Paul Simon
2 July: Seasick Steve
3 July Manic Street Preachers + Dry The River
Studio Session: Ukulele for Dummies
4 July: Linkin Park + Neon Trees
5 July: Beady Eye
Studio Sessions: Gwyneth Paltrow
6 July: Arctic Monkeys + Miles Kane
7 July: ADELE
8 July: Bruno Mars + Ed Sheeran
9 July: TBA
10 July: Glasvegas
Studio Sessions: Beatsteaks
11 July: Foo Fighters + Jimmy Eat World
12: July: The Script + Loick Essien
13 July: White Lies + The Naked and Famous + Alice Gold
14 July: Friendly Fires + SBTRKT
15 July: Jessie J
Studio Sessions: TBA
16 July: Duran Duran + Ben L’Oncle Soul
17 July: Raphael Saadiq
Studio Session: Selah Sue + MEDI
18 July: Rumer + Caitlin Rose
Studio Session: Mark Radcliffe
19 July: Katy B + Jamie Woon
20 July: The Wanted
21 July: Swedish House Mafia
22 July: Coldplay
23 July: Mogwai + Errors
24 July Noah & The Whale + Fixers
25 July: Lang Lang + 2CELLOS
26 July: Magnetic Man + Alex Clare
27 July: TBA
28 July: Chase and Status + Nero
29 July: Kasabian
30 July: James Morrison
31 July: Moby

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2 Comments

ibuck

Is this the first time Apple has streamed the event?

Will this be a strenuous test of their North Carolina cloud/data center?

Bryan Chaffin

To my knowledge, it’s the first time, and yes, this could be a nice stress test for NC.

I am pretty excited about it, too.

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