Apple Music Festival 2016

Apple Music Festival 2016

September 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016
September 18, 2016 - September 30, 2016
London
London
 
 

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The Apple Music Festival (formerly known as the iTunes Festival) is a music concert series held by Apple, Inc. inaugurated in 2007. Free tickets are given to Apple Music, iTunes and DICE users who live in the United Kingdom, through localized prize draws. Performances are also streamed live and available to view afterwards, free of charge, for Apple Music members on their Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, and Android phones. In London, the Apple Music Festival has become an annual music festival which takes place in September at The Roundhouse art centre in Camden Town. The series made its United States debut with five days of free performances at the Moody Theater in March 2014, alongside the South by Southwest (SXSW) music showcase in Austin, Texas. In August 2015, the iTunes Festival was renamed as the Apple Music Festival.

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Elton John
English musician
bornMarch 25, 1947
Pinner, Middlesex, UK
 
Britney Spears
American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, author
 
Alicia Keys
American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress
 
Calvin Harris
DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, remixer
bornJanuary 17, 1984
Dumfries, Scotland
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S

Photos - Chance The Rapper Performs At The Apple Music Festival (1)33

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Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947),[1][2][3] is an English singer-songwriter, musician and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.[4][5] He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years (1970–2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" sold over 33 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling single in the history of the UK and US singles charts.[6][7][8] He has also composed music, produced records, and has occasionally acted in films. John owned Watford Football Club from 1976 to 1987, and 1997 to 2002. He is an honorary Life President of the club, and in 2014 had a stand named after him at the club's home stadium.

Elton John was born Reginald Dwight in 1947, and raised in the Pinner area of London. He learned to play piano at an early age, and by 1962 had formed Bluesology. John met his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, in 1967, after they had both answered an advert for songwriters. For two years they wrote songs for other artists, including Roger Cook and Lulu, and John also worked as a session musician for artists such as the Hollies and the Scaffold. In 1969 his debut album, Empty Sky, was released. In 1970 a single, "Your Song", from his second album, Elton John, reached the top ten in the UK and the US, his first hit single.

He has received five Grammy Awards, five Brit Awards – winning two awards for Outstanding Contribution to Music and the first Brits Icon in 2013 for his "lasting impact on British culture", an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, a Disney Legends award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of 100 influential musicians of the rock and roll era.[9] In 2013, Billboard ranked him the most successful male solo artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists (third overall behind the Beatles and Madonna).[10] He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, is an inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Having been named a Order of the British Empire in 1996, John was made a Knight Bachelor by Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services" in 1998.[11] John has performed at a number of royal events, such as the funeral of Princess Diana at Westminster Abbey in 1997, the Party at the Palace in 2002 and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in 2012.

He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s.[12] In 1992, he established the Elton John AIDS Foundation and a year later began hosting the annual Academy Award Party, which has since become one of the highest-profile Oscar parties in the Hollywood film industry. Since its inception, the foundation has raised over US$200 million.[13] John, who announced he was bisexual in 1976 and has been openly gay since 1988, entered into a civil partnership with David Furnish on 21 December 2005, and after same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales in 2014, wed Furnish on 21 December 2014. He continues to be a champion for LGBT social movements worldwide.

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Top Albums by Performers16

Top Songs by Performers20

Roundhouse
The Roundhouse is a performing arts and concert venue situated at the Grade II* listed former railway engine shed in Chalk Farm, London, England. It was originally built in 1847 by the London and North Western Railway as a roundhouse, a circular building containing a railway turntable, but was only used for this purpose for about a decade. After being used as a warehouse for a number of years, the building fell into disuse just before the Second World War.

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Elton John to appear at Hilary Clinton's final fundraising dinner in LA
Gigwise  –  October 6, 2016
Elton John will play the one-off show alongside British songstress, Corrinne Bailey Rae. Elton John has recently opened the Apple Music Festival in London's Roundhouse. The rocket man will be heading out on a UK tour in 2017, too.
Watch Every Live Performance From This Year's Apple Music Festival
NME  –  October 5, 2016
This year marked the 10th anniversary of Apple Music Festival, so the lineup had to be even more ... stage at London's Roundhouse during this year's epic 10-night event. 1. Elton John opened AMF10 with a two-hour greatest hits set featuring cameos from ...
The 7 Best Moments From Apple Music Festival 2016
news.bandsintown.com  –  October 4, 2016
We've handpicked the best from Apple Music Festival ... the brand's own festival is something to look forward to for concert lovers everywhere—literally. This year, fans got to experience performances by the likes of Elton John, The 1975, Christine ...
Elton John kicked off Apple Music Festival
Female First  –  October 1, 2016
Sir Elton John kicked off this year's event in style with a powerful performance at his piano. The 'Rocket Man' singer has his own radio show on Apple's Beats 1, and as well as showing off his biggest hits, he also showcased his eye for spotting talent as ...
Live Stream Chance the Rapper's Apple Music Festival 2016 Performance
Pitchfork  –  September 30, 2016
(No word on whether Chance's giant puppet friends will be there.) Earlier Apple Music Festival 10 performers included Elton John (with Christine and the Queens), Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, and the 1975 On December 1, Chance will perform at this year’s ...
Chance The Rapper Live Stream: Watch His Performance At Apple Music Festival 2016
Hollywood Life (blog)  –  September 30, 2016
Elton John, Alicia Keys, OneRepublic ... HollywoodLifers, is Chance the Rapper the artist you were most looking forward to watching at the Apple Music Festival? If not, tell us who your favorite performer or band is that performed!
Britney Spears wows with 90-minute greatest hits show at Apple Music Festival
Official Charts Company  –  September 28, 2016
It’s a testament to her star power that even with Apple Music Festival’s more-impressive-than-usual lineup to celebrate its tenth anniversary - which included Elton John, Calvin Harris and Robbie Williams - that after nearly 20 years in the game ...
Highlights from Apple's Music Festival 10
Patently Apple  –  September 23, 2016
Apple Music Festival 10 kicked off this week at the intimate ... Surprise special guest Sampha joined her onstage late in the set. Elton John opened the festival with a greatest hits set featuring duets with up-and-coming artists he has championed on ...
Elton John announces Blackburn show
Burnley Express  –  September 23, 2016
Pop-icon Elton John has announced a show at Blackburn Rovers' Ewood ... which included a headline performance at BBC Radio 2's Live in Hyde and the Apple Music Festival in London. Despite having regularly performed in the North West since 1971, this ...
Apple Shares Photos From Apple Music Festival 10 [Gallery]
I Clarified  –  September 23, 2016
... some photos and highlights from Apple Music Festival 10 which kicked off this week at the Roundhouse stage in London. Live and on demand video of each performance is available now through September 30th. Elton John opened the festival with a greatest ...
Elton John kicks off Apple Music Festival
Reuters  –  September 20, 2016
Sir Elton showcases new talent including Parker Millsap at the 2016 Apple Music Festival. Rough Cut - no reporter narration EDITORS PLEASE NOTE THIS EVO REPLACES STORY 1224 FROM MONDAY, AS SOURCE CHANGED USAGE TERMS - THIS PACKAGE IS NOW FINE TO USE ...

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