Paul to Play iTunes Festival

25 June 2007


The ICA is delighted to announce that Sir Paul McCartney is to make a very special guest appearance at the first ever iTunes Festival: London held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA).

He will perform exclusively on 5 July and joins over 60 of the world's leading acts playing at the historically prestigious 350 capacity venue every night in July. ICA Artistic Director, Ekow Eshun comments: "This is more than a music festival, this is a unique series of performances from some of Britain's most exciting and talented musicians that's set to make July at the ICA hotter than ever. The sheer pace and standard of the line-up is exhilarating.

We have an amazing history of musical firsts and landmark gigs at the ICA so to present this roster of more than 60 acts over 31 nights in our 60th anniversary year seems absolutely fitting. It's also a chance for us to say thank you to our members - and welcome new ones - as a set number of free tickets will be reserved exclusively for them each evening. Being able to announce this very special guest, Sir Paul ensures that this month stakes a unique place in musical history." --- Kasabian will close the Festival with a headline slot on July 31. Other new acts added to the already spectacular line-up include The Go! Team and Aqualung.

More than 60 acts will play at the ICA throughout July. Pop sensation Mika will open the festival on July 1 paving the way for other scorching acts including Mutya, Amy Winehouse and Wir Sind Helden. Other headline acts are: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; Editors; Travis; Groove Armada; Ash; Imogen Heap; Athlete; The Rakes; Stereophonics; The Coral and many many more. Crowded House will also be playing one of their first London gigs after more than a decade apart. The latest programme can be viewed NOW at: Entry is free of charge for festival competition-winners-only via select media partners and the official iTunes Festival website

Tickets can also be won via a lottery open to ICA Members only. Closing date Mon 25 June, 2007 ICA Membership is quick and easy to join and costs £35 Contact: ICA Box Office 020 7930 3647

Tickets are not guaranteed for every lottery entrant but everyone entering will automatically receive a voucher for five free songs from iTunes All performances will be recorded for sale exclusively on the iTunes store -