The Apple Music Festival (formerly known as the iTunes Festival) is a music concert series sponsored by Apple Inc. First held in 2007 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the festival then moved to KOKO for 2008 before establishing itself as an annual music event at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London since 2009. Tickets are given away for free to fans in the UK by entering a prize draw. Performances are streamed live on Apple Music, iTunes and Apple TV and broadcast to every corner of the globe.
Channelling influences of ambient dubstep and '90s trip-hop, London Grammar create spectral, late-night pop. The band's full-length debut, If You Wait, is a triumph of mood an nuance, anchored by Hannah Reid's spine-tingling voice. Setlist: Hey Now Wasting My Young Years Stay Awake Sights Strong Metal & Dust
In the past year, this explosive Las Vegas collective have been unstoppable: they sent a spectacular rush of beat-heavy, synth-driven rock singles to the top of singles charts, won a GRAMMY®, and toured the world. Setlist: Fallen Amsterdam Tiptoe Hear Me It's Time Rocks The River Cha-Ching (Till We Grow Older) Demons Radioactive Nothing Left to Say
Tempering euphoric guitar anthems with bittersweet melancholy, Coldplay have become the arena rock outfit of the millennium. The band's gigs are an immersive spectacle of color, sound and emotion. Setlist: Always in My Head (Live Debut) Charlie Brown Paradise Magic (Live Debut) Clocks Another's Arms (Live Debut) Viva La Vida Atlas (Live Debut) Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall Fix You Encore: Midnight (Live Debut)
Rising Chattanooga-based emcee Isaiah Rashad is one of the most promising talents to join the ranks of Top Dawg Entertainment. Crewmates Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q appear on his debut release, Cilvia Demo, which is anchored by Rashad’s conversational flow and bass-heavy Southern bounce. Setlist: Soliloquy Webbie Flow (U Like) Ronnie Drake (with SZA) R.I.P. Kevin Miller Modest Shot U Down (Snippet of Oxymoron by Schoolboy Q)
Mixing hazy party anthems and socially conscious lyricism, this Southern California rapper’s major label debut, Oxymoron, is filled with high-wattage club bangers, bracing rhymes, and a list of cameos that includes Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon, and 2 Chainz. Setlist: Gangsta Hands on the Wheel Druggy's Wit Hoes Again What They Want There He Go Break the Bank Work (A$AP Ferg cover) (Remix) Collard Greens Hell of a Night Studio Man of the Year
With quick-witted, empathetic rhymes about navigating the chaotic streets of Compton, Calif., this brazenly talented emcee brings new life into West Coast hip-hop with one of the most critically celebrated hip-hop albums of recent memory, good kid, m.A.A.d city. Setlist: The Art of Peer Pressure m.A.A.d city (Part II) Backseat Freestyle Jealous (Michael Fredo cover) A.D.H.D Fuckin' Problems (A$AP Rocky cover) R.I.P. (Young Jeezy cover) (Remix) Money Trees (with Jay Rock) Hood Gone Love It (Jay Rock cover) (with Jay Rock) Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (with SZA) Poetic Justice (with SZA) Real The Recipe HiiiPoWeR m.A.A.d city (Part I) Swimming Pools (Drank) Encore: Cartoons & Cereal
The creative alchemy of two former jingle writers—Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian—is at the core of Capital Cities, an L.A. outfit that offers captivating, synth-infused indie pop. The group's debut, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, fuses a wall of shimmering keyboards, percolating ‘80s synth bass, and brisk electronic beats. Setlist: Kangaroo Court Center Stage Stayin' Alive / Undone - The Sweater Song One Minute More (Live Debut) I Sold My Bed, But Not My Stereo Safe and Sound
With an assault of Sabbath-esque guitar riffs, ‘70s rock muscle, and alluring vocal harmonies, it's little wonder that this British rock trio is heralded as rock ’n’ roll saviors. Bluesy, bold, and best with the volume cranked, Band of Skulls' 2012 Sweet Sour is a hook-laden tour de force. Setlist: Asleep at the Wheel Himalayan You Aren't Pretty But You Got It Going On I Know What I Am Hoochie Coochie I Guess I Know You Fairly Well Nightmares Light of the Morning Death by Diamonds and Pearls
One of the most fiercely influential bands to emerge from ’90s Seattle, Soundgarden introduced an incendiary current of heavy metal, punk, and blues-rock muscle to the grunge revolution. The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the watershed album Superunknown by performing it live. Setlist: Let Me Drown My Wave Fell on Black Days Mailman Superunknown Head Down Black Hole Sun Spoonman Limo Wreck The Day I Tried to Live Kickstand Fresh Tendrils 4th of July Half (First time live since 1994) Like Suicide
This multitalented crew includes an X Factor contestant, a former Lady Gaga dancer, and a previous member of The Pussycat Dolls. “Vacation,” the group’s debut single, is a R&B-inflected pop confection created in collaboration with hit-making producer Dr. Luke.
The prodigiously talented electro-house producer/DJ is known for glitchy, hard-hitting beats and dance floor-filling remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, and Skrillex. “Clarity,” the title track from his debut album, was an international smash. Setlist: Spectrum (Tristan Garner & Gregori Klosman Knight Remix) Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix) Stay The Night (Zedd & Kevin Drew Remix) Latch (Disclosure cover) Hot Steppa (Mike Hawkins cover) Animals (Martin Garrix cover) Choosing For You (Nightwatch Remix) (Foreign Beggars cover) Animals (Martin Garrix & Victor Niglio Trap Remix) (Martin Garrix cover) Karmma (Deep Dish cover) Push Play Clarity Nuke (Wolfgang Gartner cover) Fall Into The Sky feat. Ellie Goulding Codec Sweet Nothing (Calvin Harris cover) Who Is Ready to Jump (Chuckie cover) Reload (Sebastian Ingrosso cover) Follow You Down Aura (Lady Gaga cover) Alive (Empire of the Sun cover) (Zedd Remix) Find You
An unstoppable Miami emcee, Pitbull’s swaggering fusion of bass music, crunk, and hip-hop has made him one of the most powerful forces on the pop charts. His club-ready hits—pulsing with dizzying hooks and speaker-shaking beats—have reached No. 1 in more than 20 countries.
A brightly talented singer/songwriter from Waco, Texas, Mickey Guyton has a riveting voice and passion for country classics. She’s performed at the White House and Ryman Auditorium, and is currently working on her debut album.
He’s a matchless songwriter, a charismatic showman, and a living legend. Willie Nelson's authored some of country music’s most beloved standards - like “Crazy”, “Yesterday’s Wine”, and “On the Road Again”. Setlist: Whiskey River Still Is Still Moving to Me Beer for My Horses (Toby Keith cover) Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings cover) Funny How Time Slips Away Crazy Night Life Down Yonder (Bobbie Nelson solo) Me and Paul Texas Flood (Larry Davis cover) (with Lukas Nelson) Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys (Ed Bruce cover) On the Road Again Will You Remember Mine (with Lily Meola) Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die I Saw the Light (Hank Williams cover)
Superstar Keith Urban may have grown up half a world away from Music Row in Australia, but his chart-dominating anthems define contemporary Nashville. Urban’s most recent studio album, Fuse, is filled with rousing songs like “Little Bit of Everything” and “Cop Car”. Setlist: Instrumental Long Hot Summer Sweet Thing Somewhere In My Car Stupid Boy Come Back to Me Even the Stars Fall 4 U Kiss a Girl Good Thing Without You You Gonna Fly Better Life Cop Car Put You in a Song Somebody Like You Encore: 'Til Summer Comes Around Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me You Look Good in My Shirt