iTunes Festival


So the iTunes Music Festival  kicked off this Sunday at the Roundhouse, London with Lady Gaga performing new hits from an upcoming album.

If you haven’t heard of it before, basically Apple as part of a promotion of artists on iTunes have a month long residency at the Roundhouse in Camden in September.   The great thing is normally a lot of the acts are really big names and the tickets are free!  yes free!  The only hard bit is how to get them..

The main way (if you don’t work for a Record company or Apple), is to apply via the website/iTunes, and they randomly allocate tickets out to people who apply.  They close down the ticket applications for acts 7 days ahead of the act performing though, so apply now if you’re interested!

The other way of getting tickets is through some different companies that offer tickets.

  • The Metro paper  runs a competition as well in advance of the concerts starting, though that’s already closed.


  • Topshop are giving away some Tickets each day on Twitter, so follow/retweet them to enter –
  • While this year, YPlan (the things to do app) are making a few tickets available for free in the morning the day before an act appears (I assume to release any extra tickets from cancellations)

If you do join up with YPlan and want to get £7 off your first purchase then when you have the app, select “My Rewards” and enter the code “JOWEN3”  Bang £7 off any purchase!

Good luck if you win tickets!   While if you can’t get to a concert, you can actually watch it all streaming live on iTunes itself and the concerts are put up online for a week or two afterwards as well.


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