iTunes Music Festival
December 29, 2012 10:07 PM   Subscribe

For the 2012 iTunes Music Festival, 65 acts (including P!nk, One Direction, David Guetta , Jessie J, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding, Andrea Bocelli, Matchbox Twenty, Muse and many others) performed at the Roundhouse in London throughout the month of September. 40 performances are available in full online.

I listed the acts whose performances aren't available on youtube, in case anyone was curious.


1 September: Usher
2 September: Ed Sheeran + Charli XCX + Rudimental
3 September: Olly Murs + The Milk
4 September: Plan B + Delilah + Ryan Keen
5 September: Emeli Sandé + Bastille (Playlist) + Gabrielle Aplin
6 September: JLS + Conor Maynard
7 September: Elbow + Bat for Lashes
8 September: Jack White + Band of Horses
9 September: deadmau5 + Foreign Beggars
10 September: Norah Jones + Beth Orton
11 September: The Killers + Jake Bugg
12 September: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds + The Soundtrack of Our Lives
13 September: P!nk + Walk the Moon
14 September: Labrinth + Josh Kumra
15 September: David Guetta + Calvin Harris
16 September: Rebecca Ferguson + Laura Mvula
17 September: Example + DJ Fresh + Hadouken! (Playlist, not the complete show)
18 September: Andrea Bocelli + Laura Wright + CARisMA
19 September: Matchbox Twenty + OneRepublic
20 September: One Direction + Angel
21 September: Jessie J + Lonsdale Boys Club
22 September: Biffy Clyro + Frightened Rabbit
23 September: Robert Glasper Experiment, Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4. (There is an hd version, but the sound cuts out after about an hour. Guests for the performance: Lionel Loueke, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Alan Hampton, Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Phonte and MF Doom.) + José James
24 September: Mumford & Sons + Willy Mason
25 September: Lana Del Rey + Benjamin Francis Leftwich
26 September: Ellie Goulding + Haim
27 September: Madness + Reverend and The Makers
28 September: Alicia Keys (Lower quality) + Lianne La Havas
30 September: Muse

Previous Years


3 July: Black Spiders
4 July: Two Door Cinema Club
25 July: Europe


4 July: Linkin Park
6 July: Arctic Monkeys + Miles Kane
7 July: Adele
9 July: My Chemical Romance
12 July: The Script
18 July: Rumer
20 July: The Wanted
30 July: James Morrison (playlist)
posted by zarq (9 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Neat. Despite the tsunami of big names (...and Matchbox 20 [??]), there are a couple of really good lesser-known acts listed up there-- Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Willy Mason, Frightened Rabbit (previously featured on Metafilter).
posted by threeants at 10:16 PM on December 29, 2012

Ah, sadly it looks like the unlinked folks were just performing on the same night -- I thought they were co-featured in the videos.
posted by threeants at 10:20 PM on December 29, 2012

Yeah, sorry. Unlinked names are not on youtube (at least not that i could find.)
posted by zarq at 10:23 PM on December 29, 2012

So, it's Sunday night, I'm exhausted, I've worked all day at paying jobs as well as unpacking stuff into our new home. I'm pissed off because I can't find P!nk's The Truth About Love album/dvd that we got just before we moved.

And then zarq posts this.

If anyone wants me, I'll be watching P!nk on youtube, and then falling into bed, exhausted but happy, and then wasting unpacking time over the next few days watching some of those other delicious links.

I worship the very ground you walk on, zarq. Spectacular post.
posted by malibustacey9999 at 2:36 AM on December 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

I figured I should click that One direction video after the wikipedia winners for 2012 post. Jesus fucking christ they suck! I've never liked boy bands too much, but Backstreet was listenable and afaik they could sing. One Direction sounds fucking atrocious though! It's as if the record company just thought "meh, lets drop the talent from this recipe."
posted by jeffburdges at 7:11 AM on December 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

It's really astounding how bad Matchbox 20 is. Wow. What a shitty douche-tastic fuckin' mess of a band.
posted by ReeMonster at 9:00 AM on December 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

On the wall of my front room is a red button behind glass, connected to an illegally modified sound system that can trigger seismographs in Shanghai and distress dogs in Dresden. This in turn is connected to a custom-designed multiply redundant solid-state storage audio playout system, populated with Autechre's entire output and nothing else. Further systems deploy inch-thick reinforced steel shutters across all doors and windows, while activating the Cassini-class radiothermal generators and water/air recycling systems.

I have food in pill form, and pills in food form, for thirty days.

Also on the wall is a hologram of Don Van Vliet's sex face. During lock-down, this will be the only illuminated object in the room.

I am now ready for the 2013 iTunes Music Festival. Bring it on.
posted by Devonian at 9:07 AM on December 30, 2012 [3 favorites]

This is literally the best collection of music I hate that I have ever seen!
posted by moorooka at 2:01 PM on December 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

So much interesting stuff here and I always forget to watch any of it when it's being streamed.
posted by immlass at 11:21 AM on December 31, 2012

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