The Apple Music Festival Lineup Was Just Announced And It Has Some HUGE Surprises

25 August 2016, 12:08 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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James Wilson-Taylor

By James Wilson-Taylor

Loads of huge acts are taking over London this September and we've got all the details!

Apple have announced details of their 2016 music festival to be held at London's Roundhouse throughout September.

Now in its tenth year, the festival, which in the past has seen legendary performances from the likes of One Direction, Paramore, The Weeknd and Pharell, also broadcasts live on the internet with free tickets available via a lottery.

So who have they got lined up for this year's fest? Let's take a look.

Elton John (September 18th)

The original Queen of pop, Sir Elton will be gracing the London stage with a set no doubt packed full of classics. Start practising your best Kiki Dee impression now (ask your Dad).


The 1975 (September 19th)

The hardest working band of the moment announce yet another UK show, celebrating the success of their incredible and eclectic second album and perhaps even previewing their rejigged live show scheduled to debut in their upcoming arena dates


Alicia Keys (September 20th)

Strap in for some soul! One of the best voices in the industry hits the UK for this intimate show with runs to put Mariah to shame and notes so high only a dog will hear them. 


OneRepublic (September 21st)

Ryan Tedder has worked with every major star on the planet but his own band still pull in the hits too with radio-friendly singalong anthems worthy of any roadtrip. 


Calvin Harris (September 23rd)

Officially the highest paid DJ in the world, Calvin will be bringing his endless string of hits along to turn the Roundhouse into the best club in the world for one night only. Pray for a Rihanna cameo. 


Robbie Williams (September 25th)

The pop legend returns with a new album later this year, working once again with his songwriting collaborator Guy Chambers, launching the campaign in London. It's also 10 years on from his legendary Rudebox album, a modern classic, so hopefully there'll be a couple of classics thrown in too.


Bastille (September 26th)

The "Good Grief" hitmakers drop their second album Wild World on September 9th, offering fans an early chance to hear the new tunes in a live setting. It's been a long three years since Bad Blood so we will all be tuned in and thirsty for more when Dan and the boys hit town.


Britney Spears (September 27th)

About to appear on Carpool Karaoke in support of new album Glory, Britney will be bringing her Vegas spectacle to London for one night only. Expect major circus vibes, hoards of dancers and maybe even a snake thrown in for good measure.


Michael Bublé (September 28th)

Mr smooth himself will be back to make us feel like it's Christmas in September. Seriously, we want a full set of Christmas classics on this one. We don't care if it's still Summer outside, bring that festive magic Bubbles!


Chance The Rapper (September 30th)

The whole shebang closes with the finest rapper in the game. Coloring Book will no doubt end up on a lot of end-of-year best of lists come December so catch Chance now before he's selling out arenas.

Who are you most looking forward to seeing guys? Let us know below.