NB. This event has been cancelled due to illness.
It’s an obvious gag, but Parisian alt-rockers Phoenix really did rise from the ashes after 2009’s ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ album. As pals of Daft Punk and one-time backing band of Air, they’ve been on the scene since the ’90s renaissance of French cool. Huge singles like ‘1901’ saw the four-piece man up, rock out and write a clutch of stadium-sized songs that retain the same suave panache they save for wearing scarfs. This iTunes Festival show is a chance to see the next stage in their rebirth: their latest album ‘Bankrupt!’, released earlier this year. In support are Little Green Cars – essentially the Irish Mumford & Sons, with plenty of big kick-drum action and sentimental vocal harmonies. Win tickets on the iTunes Store, via www.itunesfestival.com.