Apple Adds Kendrick Lamar, Supporting Acts to iTunes Festival SXSW Lineup

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    Following yesterday's addition of Soundgarden to its SXSW concert lineup, Apple has now announced that Kendrick Lamar will also perform during the iTunes Festival [iTunes Store Link], headlining on March 12. Joining Kendrick Lamar will be ScHoolboy Q and Isaiah Rashad.

    [​IMG]
    With the addition of Soundgarden and Kendrick Lamar, Apple's SXSW iTunes Festival lineup is complete with the following acts scheduled (times listed in CST):

    March 11
    10:00 p.m. - Coldplay
    8:30 p.m. - Imagine Dragons
    7:30 p.m. - London Grammar

    March 12
    10:00 p.m. - Kendrick Lamar
    8:45 p.m. - ScHoolboy Q
    8:00 p.m. - Isaiah Rashad

    March 13
    10:00 p.m. - Soundgarden
    8:45 p.m. - Band of Skulls
    8:00 p.m. - Capital Cities

    March 14
    10:00 p.m. - Pitbull
    8:45 p.m. - ZEDD
    8:00 p.m. - G.R.L

    March 15
    10:00 p.m. - Keith Urban
    8:45 p.m. - Willie Nelson
    8:00 p.m. - Mickey Guyton

    Apple first announced the SXSW concert series last week, as an expansion of its long-running iTunes Festival in the UK. The festival will offer five nights of music, beginning on March 11 at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.

    While the SXSW concerts are presented for free, tickets are given to attendees on a lottery basis. Live and on-demand streams of the shows will be available through the iTunes Store on iOS devices and computers, the iTunes Festival app on iOS devices, and the Apple TV.

    Article Link: Apple Adds Kendrick Lamar, Supporting Acts to iTunes Festival SXSW Lineup
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    ZacNicholson

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Indiana
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
  4. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Location:
    Swainsboro, Ga
    #4
    I'm a huge fan of Kendrick. I'll have to tune in for this.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    AppleWarMachine

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Location:
    Michigan, US
  6. macrumors 65816

    Nunyabinez

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Location:
    Provo, UT
    #6
    Apparently not quite everyone.

    I have not idea who he is either, but since I was stoked that Soundgarden was playing it shouldn't be shocking that I haven't listened to him judging from the above picture.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    CrazyForApple

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    #7
    I'm only interested in Coldplay, Soundgarden and Willie Nelson
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

    BruceEBonus

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    #8
    I wondered who it was that was.

    Utter tosh. But. That's what "music" is today. Thanks Simon Cowell.

    Hang your head in shame. This is what you "reaped" :-(
     
  9. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    #9
    Nope.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    zachlegomaniac

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    #10
    Wish I could attend SXSW, but I wouldn't be attending any of these shows other than Willie Nelson (with the sheer volume of amazing bands in Austin that week).
     
  11. slu
    macrumors 68000

    slu

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2004
    Location:
    Buffalo
    #11
    Only 1 good band? Band of Skulls is the only band worth seeing of all these bands. And they are not metal. Check them out.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

    zachlegomaniac

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    #12
    Cool. I'll stream them at my desk today.

    Thanks,

    Z
     
  13. AngerDanger, Feb 28, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2014

    macrumors 68000

    AngerDanger

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2008
    Location:
    Male
    #13
    I've never heard of him, but he's got that neat attempting-to-get-out-of-a-straight jacket pose which is so cool!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. macrumors 68000

    Silencio

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Location:
    NYC
    #14
    He's fantastic. One of the best hip-hop artists to emerge in a long time.

    Will he be performing again with Imagine Dragons like they did at the Grammys?
     
  15. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2010
    #15
    Saw him at Austin City Limits last year. He was pretty good live.
     
  16. macrumors 68020

    Liquorpuki

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    City of Angels
    #16
    ADHD and Black Boy Fly are my favorite K Dot songs. King of the west coast right now

    Anyone who watched the Grammy's should know who Kendrick Lamar is
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

    melendezest

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    #17
    I love how balanced the lineup is to suit different musical tastes.

    Personally, I'd tune in for Soundgarden and Soundgarden only... I'm not familiar with most of the other lineup's music.

    But kudos for catering to a wide audience, since not everyone can be open-minded about music genres other than their own, as some of the comments here clearly show.
     
  18. macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    #18
    Not free

    Someone needs to correct that info. No, the concerts are not free to attend.
    To get in the drawings you need to have a SXSW Badge or wristband. From their website:
    "To determine which SXSW badge holders will be admitted to these shows, SXSW will conduct ticket drawings, which grant priority entry for specific SXSW credential types only. No other credentials are eligible to enter these drawings. Tuesday night's show will be open to all badge types. All following shows will be available to Music and Platinum badges and SXSW music festival and artist wristbands only. Each winner may bring a guest, but the guest must also have a SXSW Badge or a SXSW music festival or artist wristband."
    The cheapest way to get in is with a music wristband, which are sold out and costed $189 (a small number of them will be available onsite). Then you need to enter the drawing (it's not automatic) and then if you're lucky you get to go.
    Looks like the best bet to enjoy these shows will be at home.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

    k1121j

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    #19
    love it

    i love iT Fest but what happened to 30 Days? if its only 5 days I'm wicked bummed
     

Share This Page