Apple has announced that its iTunes Festival of live music will again take place in September at London’s Roundhouse.

Featured acts include Blondie, Robert Plant, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Kylie, and Chrissie Hynde. As usual, all performances will be streamed live to a dedicated iOS app and will also be available on Apple TV. Apple promised 60 acts in total during the course of September and said that as well as applying for a ballot through iTunes, tickets would be available through media partners which include the London Evening Standard and Global Radio.

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