Are you one of the many music fans that would love to attend this year’s iTunes Festival, but can’t actually go for one reason or another? If you are, then we have some news that you definitely won’t want to miss out on. Apple has just launched a brand new application called iTunes Festival London 2011, which will enable users to watch the music festival live on their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
As noted by Katie Marsal over on the appleinsider.com website, the free application — which is available to download now from the Apple App Store — will even allow users to watch the live performances on their HDTV via AirPlay. This year’s festival is taking place at The Roundhouse in Camden Town, London, and will feature a total of 62 bands spanning over 31 nights (the entire month of July).
The very first iTunes Festival was held back in 2007 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and included performances from the likes of Mika, Crowded House, Beverly Knight and Amy Winehouse. One of the bands playing at this year’s festival is Coldplay. Not only has the band participated in an Apple commercial before, but they also played at last year’s annual Apple iPod event.
According to John C Abell over at wired.com, all of the performances will be available on-demand once the iTunes Festival is over, so users don’t have to worry if they missed their favorite band or artist performing. However, we are not sure how long these performances will be available within the iTunes Festival London 2011 app, or the total hours of footage that will be included.
This year’s festival definitely isn’t a lightweight one. Some of the bands that will be performing at this year’s festival include Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Friendly Fires and Duran Duran. In addition to being able to watch the live performances, the iTunes Festival London 2011 app also features a schedule, a photo archive from previous iTunes festivals and news feed with information on the artists.
The 2011 line-up also includes the likes of Paul Simon, Linkin Park, Manic Street Preachers, Noah and the Whale, Example, James Morrison, The Wanted, Katy B, Bruno Mars, White Lies, Magnetic Man and Swedish House Mafia. You can view the full line-up over on the itunesfestival.com website. Will you be downloading the iTunes Festival London 2011 application?