Apple announced Thursday that Justin Timberlake will headline this year's iTunes Festival in London. There were some other headliners announced, too, but who cares because JT! Wooooohooooooo!!!
Wait. Is it all possible that we can pretend I didn't just write that? That would be great, thanks.
Justin Timberlake to Headline iTunes Festival
So anyway, iTunes Festival is a yearly music extravaganza Apple puts on at the awesome Roundhouse theater in London. It's a month-long event that brings some of the world's top acts in pop and rock together with emerging bands. This year's event takes place in September.
Tickets to the concerts are free through a lottery system—Apple hasn't yet opened up registration for that—but people can watch the shows live or on-demand though their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or through iTunes on their Macs and PCs.
On Thursday, the headliners were announced, and they include Justin Timberlake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jack Johnson and Jessie J. For last year's event, Apple spaced out the full lineup and the schedule of events in the weeks leading up to the event, and we expect the company to do the same thing this year.
iTunes Festival is a big enough deal that Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, even put out a statement for this announcement, saying:
This year’s iTunes Festival is the best ever with an incredible lineup of global superstars and stellar emerging artists. Music fans around the world are going to love watching this incredible month of music, whether in London at the Roundhouse or on their iOS device. We’re honored so many renowned artists are part of this year’s lineup.
As Apple adds starts and dates to the roster, we'll update you.