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Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Free iTunes Festival Kicks off Tonight
The Saturdays, Oasis and Paolo Nutini are among the varied line-up at this year's iTunes festival.
The month-long event will see live music performances for free every night of July at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London. It kicks off tonight with gigs from Jamie T and Slow Club.
Girl power: The Saturdays are playing on Monday, July 27 as part of the month-long, free iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in Camden, north London
It is the third anniversary of the festival, which has moved from the nearby venue Koko and now features more bands and a longer run than in the past.Bloc Party, Mika, Snow Patrol, Flo Rida and Kasabian are also on the bill, which boasts more than 60 acts.
Continuing the trend for tours from bands that were hits in the Eighties, rock group Simple Minds and Norwegian pop sensations A-Ha will perform.
La Roux, currently at number one in the UK charts with single Bulletproof, will fly the flag for up and coming acts.Tickets cannot be purchased, but can be won for free.
Those who want to attend one of the gigs should register with iTunes, find the band they want to see and hit the 'win tickets' button.
Singing sensation: Paolo Nutini will take the stage on Friday, July 10
Each performance will be recorded and available for download on the iTunes site, and there will be live audio broadcasts on Facebook.
This year could be the time to shine for The Saturdays, who are performing at the festival on Monday, July 27, as fellow girl group Girls Aloud take a year's hiatus to pursue solo projects.The girl band are making plans already, with Sarah Harding and Nadine Coyle hoping for acting careers. Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts are bidding to become businesswomen, and X Factor star Cheryl Cole hoping for solo success.
via L4e / dailymail.co.uk
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