Tonight At iTunes Festival: Bastille, Supported By The 1975

Tonight At iTunes Festival: Bastille, Supported By The 1975


Following last night’s unfortunate (but necessary) cancellation by We Are Phoenix, tonight’s headline act at the iTunes Festival is one of my personal favourite artists.

We’ve got all the details after the fold.

The 1975 (7:45PM)

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Supporting tonight are English, Manchester-based alternative rock band, The 1975. The group consists of four members; Matthew Healy (vocals, guitar), Adam Hann (guitar), George Daniel (drums), and Ross MacDonald (bass).

Since the band formed in 2002, the boys have released four EPs, including: “Facedown,” “Sex,” “Music for Cars” and “IV.”


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Previews courtesy of Rdio.


Their self-titled debut album – “The 1975” – was released on 2 September, 2013 through Polydor Records. The album reportedly reached No. 1 in the mid-week chart on September 6, 2013, managing to knock Nine Inch Nails off the top spot.


Bastille (9:00PM)

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Meanwhile, tonight’s headliners are Bastille. Stylised as “BΔSTILLE,” the London, England band first formed in 2010.

“Bastille” originally began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. In December 2011, record label EMI Music announced that they had offered Bastille a record contract with Virgin Records. Their debut single, “Overjoyed” was subsequently released in April 2012.


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Previews courtesy of Rdio.


Showing heavy influences from the likes of artists such as Maximo Park, with the release of their debut album – “Bad Blood”Bastille secured its position as one of the best bands to come out of the UK in recent years.

Following the release of “Overjoyed”, the band has released a total of five singles from the album. These include: “Bad Blood” (August 17, 2012), “Flaws” (October 19, 2012), “Pompeii” (February 22, 2013), “Laura Palmer” (June 3, 2013) and “Things We Lost in the Fire” (September 2, 2013).


The 1975 is scheduled to take to the stage at London’s roundhouse at 7.45PM. The set is expected to last 45 minutes. We’ll then see headliners Bastille take to The Roundhouse stage at 9:00PM, who will play us out for the next 60-90 minutes.

There are a variety of ways you can tune-in to the iTunes Festival. If you own an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, Apple will be live-streaming tonight’s gig through the official iTunes Festival app. Meanwhile, If you’re on either a Mac or PC, you can tune-in to the gig via the desktop version of Apple’s iTunes software.

Alternatively, if you own (or have) an Apple TV, the company will also be making the gig available to stream live into your living room, via the official iTunes Festival TV app, (available from the Apple TV homescreen).


Don’t forget: You can subscribe to our iTunes Festival-FREE feed which automatically omits all our iTunes Festival coverage, should you not want to continue receiving updates regarding Apple’s annual music festival.

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