Apple Adds Coldplay & Kasabian to London iTunes Festival

Apple announced Tuesday that Coldplay will be playing London iTunes Festival 2011, which runs from July 1st through July 31st. The popular soft rock act is taking the July 22nd slot — no support act has yet been announced. Ben L’Oncle Soul (July 16th) and The Fixers (July 24th) were added as support acts, plus Kasabian was added as the headliner for July 29th. Only a couple of nights are still listed as To Be Announced, though there are many support slots still available.

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.

Tickets are given away by a lottery system. You can enter to win tickets for any particular night at the festival’s website — users with a UK iTunes account can also download the iTunes Festival app for iPhone and iPad (non UK customers can see the app by switching to the UK store within iTunes, but it requires an account to download).

We also noted that Gwyneth Paltrow’s studio session appears to have moved from the 4th to the 5th.


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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