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Apple Music Festival: who’s playing?

Free music, anyone? Discover the line-up of huge acts at Apple Music Festival 2015, the new-look iTunes Festival

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iTunes Festival is dead – long live Apple Music Festival! To plug their new Apple Music service, the technology mega-corp has renamed its annual gig series at the Roundhouse in Camden. The free music festival (which has run for eight years) has also slimmed down to ten days, but the line-up is just as huge as ever. It’s the perfect chance to catch live music in London from some of the world’s biggest artists.

Here’s the full Apple Music Festival line-up so far. You can apply for free tickets at www.applemusicfestival.com.

Who’s playing Apple Music Festival?

Apple Music Festival: One Direction

Critics' choice

The first gig announced for this year’s free Apple Music Festival is a headline show by the world’s biggest boy band. One Direction may have lost Zayn Malik but they’ve still got a tight grip on the hearts of millions of teenage girls. Keep an eye out for long-suffering dads supervising the crowd at the Roundhouse tonight.

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Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Tuesday September 22 2015

Apple Music Festival: Pharrell Williams

Critics' choice

Whatever you think of ‘Blurred Lines’, ‘Happy’ and ‘Get Lucky’, Pharrell has had more hits than you’ve had hot dinners. The ageless R&B don is arguably a better writer and producer than performer: his solo material including recent album ‘GIRL’ is still overshadowed by the classics he’s made for Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Kelis, Britney and Ed Sheeran, but he’ll be pumping out plenty of both for this free headline show.

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Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Saturday September 26 2015

Apple Music Festival: Florence + The Machine

Critics' choice

Hot on the heels of her great new album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, Florence Welch storms the Roundhouse for a headline show at Apple Music Festival. She and her Machine have already sold out a massive run at Alexandra Palace, so this is a great chance to catch her huge songs in a relatively cosy venue.

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Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Monday September 28 2015