Arctic Monkeys, Elton John and Pixies Added at iTunes Festival 2013 Lineup

They will join Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Primal Scream and Kings of Leon.

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Arctic Monkeys, Elton John and the Pixies are the latest huge names to be added to the lineup for the iTunes Festival 2013, Gigwise reports.

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," said Apple'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, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Linkin Park, Muse and Oasis.

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    shwilly
    Don't mean to nitpick but since it's kind of a new festival it would've been cool if you guys'd mention where it's held right at the beginning of the article in order to prevent frustration I can picture lots of people going "OMG I love ALL OF THOSE BANDS!! Where is this wonderf... oh f*ck it's in London, nevermind :\"
    andyscoot
    To be fair, it's not like a traditional festival. It's just one gig a night,
    minusxero
    This will be the seventh year of the iTunes Festival though. I feel it's established that the festival is held in London every year by now.
    Kueller917
    Already looking forward to QOTSA and Sigur Ros. Some Monkeys and Pixies is a nice addition.