Apple’s first London iTunes Festival was held in 2007, and it’s taken place every year since then. Usually it’s held in July, but this year the festival will take place in September at the London Roadhouse music venue.
The iTunes Festival has been growing more impressive each year since its debut five years ago, and this year the festival will offer 30 nights of free music for both live attendees and iOS users who listen in using the iTunes Festival app.
Stars like R&B singer Usher, Norah Jones, One Direction, and Jack White (of the White Stripes) will perform, along with 60 other artists that have yet to be announced.
Aspiring attendees are not able to purchase tickets, and instead, must enter a random drawing to win. Potential entrants must be 14-years-old or older and residing in the U.K., Germany, France, Ireland, or the Netherlands. Ticket winners will be drawn each week in June.
If you live in one of the eligible countries and want to enter, you can visit the iTunes Festival website, select an artist, and try to win tickets for the show. Alternatively, you can use the iTunes Festival app, which has info on the venue and the upcoming lineup, to enter to win tickets.
For those of you who don’t win tickets, Apple will be streaming the concerts each night to the festival app, so you can listen in with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The iTunes Festival app can currently be downloaded from the U.K. App Store. The U.S. version isn’t available quite yet, but it should go live soon.