Don’t feel like springing for tickets or can’t make it down south in time for the iTunes Festival?
Have no fear. All concert performances will be streamed live, and video will also be available after the performances.
Rocking London since 2007, the iTunes Festival will make its South by Southwest stateside debut from March 11-15 at the music, film and interactive conference in Austin, Texas.
In the meantime, check out 10 things you might not know about these bands playing at iTunes Festival.
Willie Nelson: Nelson played a concert on the White House south lawn in 1980 for President Jimmy Carter, performing a duet with First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Their song of choice, “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother,” reportedly raised a few conservative eyebrows.
Kendrick Lamar: The 5’6” rapper known for “Poetic Justice” revealed last August on “Chelsea Lately” that he wanted to be Michael Jordan when he grew up, before he found music.
Soundgarden: The band, formed in 1984, broke up in 1997. Singer and guitarist Chris Cornell released three solo albums and formed the supergroup Audioslave with then-former members of Rage Against the Machine. Audioslave broke up in 2007, and Soundgarden reunited in 2010.
Band of Skulls: The first album from the alternative rock band was released in 2009 and is called “Baby Darling Doll Face Honey.”
Pitbull: The Cuban American rapper was sued by Lindsay Lohan in 2011 for using her name in his song “Give Me Everything.” The judge sided with Pitbull, ruling the song is a work of art protected by the 1st amendment. The case was dropped.
Coldplay: In 2009, Coldplay began supporting Meat Free Monday. This food campaign, started by Sir Paul McCartney, aims to help slow climate change by having one meat-free day a week.
G.R.L.: The girl group’s debut hit, “Vacation,” was featured on “The Smurfs 2” movie soundtrack.
Imagine Dragons: Excepting frontman Dan Reynolds, every band member (guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, drummer Daniel Platzman) attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Capital Cities: Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, the Los Angeles duo known for the song “Safe and Sound,” first met on Craigslist in 2008.
Keith Urban: The country music singer’s logo is a monkey holding a guitar over its head. His fan club is known as Monkeyville, or The ‘Ville, for short.