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Apple has announced that pop star Ellie Goulding will open the 2015 Apple Music Festival in London on September 19, while country singer Carrie Underwood and rock band Mumford and Sons are also set to perform at the Roundhouse on September 21 and September 27 respectively.

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The full lineup for the 2015 Apple Music Festival is now set:

- September 19: Ellie Goulding
- September 20: Take That
- September 21: Carrie Underwood
- September 22: One Direction
- September 23: The Weeknd
- September 24: The Chemical Brothers
- September 25: Disclosure
- September 26: Pharrell Williams
- September 27: Mumford & Sons
- September 28: Florence + The Machine

Little Mix, NAO, Lion Babe, Leon Bridges, Jack Garrett and James Bay have been confirmed as special guests at the 2015 Apple Music Festival, with the remaining special guests to be announced soon.

Apple Music Festival, a renamed version of the iTunes Festival, is a free 10-day music festival at London's Roundhouse, featuring performances each night broadcast live and on-demand through Apple Music.

U.K. residents can apply to win tickets to the Apple Music Festival on Apple Music and through various media partners.

Article Link: Ellie Goulding to Open 2015 Apple Music Festival on September 19
 

rctlr

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There so much Apple Music could do with this. It's a pity that they are focusing on established artists as opposed to new and fresh, something which the Apple Music Service said it was going to promote and encourage. Just another two days of new artists would help - especially as there are so few venues in and around London now.
 

Jimrod

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UK residents only?

The 2015 Apple Music Festival... Is a failure.

:apple:

...For those that don't live in the UK (or like any of the "artists" performing) - Ironically this is the opposite of Apple products which generally suck in the UK because the services and functions promised generally only become available well past the working life of said product.
 
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MICHAELSD

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Here's an idea: do each artist in a different city next year so more users have a chance to attend.

Apple could put together a pretty sick Coachella alternative, though.
 
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- September 19: Ellie Goulding- Er Who?
- September 20: Take That - They not dead yet?
- September 21: Carrie Underwood- Who?
- September 22: One Direction- I thought this was a music event?
- September 23: The Weeknd- I like weekends too
- September 24: The Chemical Brothers- Hm
- September 25: Disclosure- NSA style?
- September 26: Pharrell Williams- Well I am not happy.
- September 27: Mumford & Sons- don't mind them as a side show
- September 28: Florence + The Machine - Ok end on the best act (not saying much though!)
 

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...For those that don't live in the UK (or like any of the "artists" performing) - Ironically this is the opposite of Apple products which generally suck in the UK because the services and functions promised generally only become available well past the working life of said product.
The UK usually gets new products and services after the US. For example, Apple Pay.
 

MICHAELSD

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- September 19: Ellie Goulding- Er Who?
- September 20: Take That - They not dead yet?
- September 21: Carrie Underwood- Who?
- September 22: One Direction- I thought this was a music event?
- September 23: The Weeknd- I like weekends too
- September 24: The Chemical Brothers- Hm
- September 25: Disclosure- NSA style?
- September 26: Pharrell Williams- Well I am not happy.
- September 27: Mumford & Sons- don't mind them as a side show
- September 28: Florence + The Machine - Ok end on the bst act (not saying much though!)

Ellie Goulding has been featured on so many hits, including her own, I can't believe somene could know who Florence + The Machine is but not Ellie.
 

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Ellie Goulding has been featured on so many hits, including her own, I can't believe somene could know who Florence + The Machine is but not Ellie.

I do recognise the name but even after a google I am pretty sure I have never knowingly heard her music. Florence + The Machine I saw back before they were famous, back in around 06/07 I think
 

bbaumgardner22

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Is it just me, or does it seem like Apple is single handedly driving the popularity of The Weeknd? Before he screwed up the lyrics to his own song at WWDC, I had no idea who he was, and now he is literally everywhere...
 
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abowlby

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Pretty sweet line up. Chemical Brothers and the Weeknd especially. This also pretty much confirms that iPhone 6S is launching on Sept. 18th as well.
 

szw-mapple fan

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Considering what's happening tomorrow...slow news over the last couple of days, I thought there would be all sorts of snippets popping out the woodwork!

It seems that Apple is staging a surprise big even in their expected annual iPhone event. Doubling on secrecy seems to be working at last.
 
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