, Elton John
and the Pixies
are the latest huge names to be added to the lineup for the iTunes Festival 2013
They'll join Vampire Weekend
, Sigur Ros
and Kings of Leon announced
in the middle of June and Thirty Seconds to Mars
, Queens of the Stone Age
and Primal Scream
, whose shows were announced
in the beginning of June.
Arctic Monkeys are set to appear on September 9, while Pixies will appear on September 25. Elton John will hit the stage at September 12, John Legend
(American singer) will play the show at September 28.
A statement from Arctic Monkeys promises that those in attendance can expect to hear plenty of new material from the band's forthcoming album "AM
." "We're looking forward to performing at the Roundhouse and excited to be playing songs from our new LP,"
they say (via NME
"This year's iTunes Festival is the best ever with an incredible lineup of global superstars and stellar emerging artists,"
's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue
. "Music fans around the world are going to love watching this incredible month of music, whether in London at the Roundhouse or on their iOS device. We're honoured so many renowned artists are part of this year's lineup."
The current lineup for iTunes Festival is (as follows):
09/02 - Sigur Ros
09/04 - Paramore
09/05 - Rizzle Kicks
09/06 - Queens Of The Stone Age
09/07 - Phoenix
09/09 - Arctic Monkeys
09/11 - Kings of Leon
09/12 - Elton John (Tom Odell supporting)
09/15 - Vampire Weekend (The Olms supporting)
09/16 - Jack Johnson and Bahamas
09/17 - Ludovico Einaudi
09/18 - Thirty Seconds to Mars
09/20 - Primal Scream
09/23 - Jessie J
09/25 - Pixies (No Ceremony supporting)
09/28 - John Legend (Robin Thicke supporting)
09/29 - Justin Timberlake
All the perfromances will be webcasted via iTunes.
The first iTunes Festival took place at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts in 2007, and featured performers including Paul McCartney
and Amy Winehouse
. Since then, the annual event has had shows from artists including Biffy Clyro
, Foo Fighters
, Jack White
, Linkin Park