iTunes festival 2014 will have a mix of classical, pop and much more.
First introduced in 2007, this year’s gala iTunes festival has a bevy of musical icons performing through out the month of September 2014 at the Roundhouse in London.
Spanish Opera genius Placido Domingo will be closing the musical affair on September 30, 2014. Known for having performed famous operas like Madame Butterfly in Vienna and Don Giovanni in Los Angeles, the tenor was quoted, “the recognition that this brings to the unique and magnificent world of opera and of classical music.”
Placido will join the rank of music sensations such as Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta. Canadian performer Deadmau5 kick started the fest on Monday night (September 1, 2014), followed by singer-songwriters Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran.
Last year, it was Hot N Cold hitmaker Katy Perry who closed the iTunes festival, “(I’m) thrilled to be following Katy Perry who was last year’s closing performer; thrilled to be able to perform with other excellent singers; and above all, thrilled for the recognition that this brings to the unique and magnificent world of opera and classical music,” added the 73-year-old musician.
Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May and old-time star Tony Bennett have also been added to the line- up of stars performing at the month long fest.
The iTunes fest made its premier in the United States earlier this year when it held concerts in Austin.
Apple has also managed a masterstroke by not limiting the fest to its physical location and creating the facility of live streaming it to across 100 countries.