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Jessie J, Ed Sheeran added to iTunes Festival lineup

2014-08-26

jessie jJessie J and Ed Sheeran are among the latest acts to be announced for the iTunes Festival in London next month (September).

The singers will perform at Camden’s iconic Roundhouse venue during the festival’s series of free one-off shows, joining previously announced acts including Sam Smith and Kylie Minogue.

Other acts to be announced today (August 26) for the 30-day series of gigs include Deadmau5, Placebo, Mary J Blige, Ben Howard, Hozier and Tony Bennett.

Acts previously confirmed to perform over the course of the festival’s 30-day run include Pharrell Williams, Blondie, Calvin Harris and more.

Jessie J recently unveiled the title and artwork for her upcoming third studio album Sweet Talker, which is set for release on October 13.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran's second LP X has just been knocked off the top spot on the UK's Official Albums Chart after eight weeks by Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro - a stint which saw him tie James Blunt's Back to Bedlam for longest-running UK Number album by a British male solo artist.

Tickets to the eighth annual iTunes festival are free to the public and available through competitions and a ballot on iTunes. Performances will be available to stream via iPhone, iPad, iPod and iTunes.

Take a look at the dates the already-confirmed acts will be performing on below:

September 2 – Beck and Jenny Lewis September 3 – David Guetta September 4 – 5 Seconds of Summer and Charlie Simpson September 5 – Kasabian September 7 – Calvin Harris and Kiesza September 8 – Robert Plant and Luke Sital-Singh September 9 – Sam Smith and SOHN September 10 – Pharrell Williams and Jungle September 11 – Maroon 5 and Matthew Koma September 12 – Elbow September 13 – Paolo Nutini September 14 – David Gray September 15 – The Script and Foxes September 16 – Blondie and Chrissie Hynde September 17 – Gregory Porter and Eric Whitacre September 18 – Jessie Ware September 20 – Rudimental and Jess Glynne September 21 – Ryan Adams and First Aid Kit September 26 – Lenny Kravitz September 27 – Kylie Minogue

Watch the video for Jessie J's, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's Bang Bang below:

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