iTunes Festival London 2009 acts announced


The headline acts for the third annual Apple iTunes Live festival has been announced. Oasis, Flo Rida, Kasabian, Paolo Nutini, Snow Patrol and The Saturdays will be among the folk rock/popping it out at the Roundhouse in Camden throughout the month of July.

Now, you can’t buy tickets to the event. You have to join the iTunes Festival Facebook group and jump through a series of hoops until you win yourself access. If you’re not lucky enough to be chosen to see the some of the 62 bands on one of the 31 nights, then don’t worry. Apple will sell you the experience at the iTunes Store in all 22 countries that it operates because each and every performance will be recorded. Thanks, Uncle Steve!

UPDATE: Oasis teasing new album 'Dig Out Your Soul' for free via MySpace today


Guess what, everyone? MySpace is still going!

And guess what, everyone? Oasis is still going! The two dinosaurs of social networking and 1990s pub rock have teamed up, with the Manchester band dumping the entire content of its new album “Dig Up Your Soul” for listening to on MySpace right now. I am, at this very minute, listening to a turgid reinterpretation of some Beatles songs, much to the anger of everyone within earshot.

The new album’s not officially released for traditional “buying” until next Monday…