Apple kicks off iTunes Festival 2013 with new app: Streaming promised

Apple is all about the music today, with the new 16GB iPod touch, word of 100m iPod touch selling since 2007, and now details of the upcoming iTunes Festival 2013. First held in 2007, the 2013 show marks the festival's seventh outing, with acts including Justin Timberlake and Jack Johnson set to appear, while the tickets are handed out as iTunes prizes.

In the UK, there'll be two primary ways to get tickets: either through the new iTunes Festival app, or through the iTunes Store. However, there'll also be tickets distributed through various other routes, such as free daily newspaper the Metro, and TV station Channel 4.

It's not UK-only, however, even though the iTunes Festival is being held in London. There'll be tickets up for grabs in the US, Australia, Brazil, Canada, mainland Europe, Japan, and Mexico, though different countries will distribute entry passes in different ways.

However, Apple will also be streaming the daily concerts – one every day for all 30 days of September – via the Apple TV, along with to iOS devices, both live and as on-demand performances after the events have taken place.

The full line-up is yet to be confirmed, but along with Timberlake and Johnson there'll be shows from Queens of the Stone Age, Phoenix, and Thirty Seconds to Mars. Jake Bugg, Primal Scream, and Jessie J have also been inked in.