Star to open this year's London event
michael baggs
18:23 13th August 2013


Lady Gaga has revealed she will open this year's iTunes festival, performing a free gig for fans in London on 1 September 2013 - and claims the gig will be made up of nothing but new material.

The star has promised she will play nothing but new music during her headline slot, pulling tracks from her upcoming ARTPOP album release instead of digging to her back catalogue to perform the hits.

The star announced her appearance on Twitter. See her tweet below.


Fans have already enjoyed an early taste of ARTPOP, after Lady Gaga bowed to the pressure of hackers and has premiered the full version of her new single 'Applause'. Listen below.

Last week, her track 'Burqa' appeared online ahead of release. When asked by fans what she thought of the leak, she replied simply: "Please take these down as much as possible."

Alongside Elton John, Kings Of Leon and Justin Timberlake, Gaga is one of the biggest names on the 2013 iTunes festival line-up, which sees free gigs taking place throughout September at the North London venue.

The full September line up is as follows:

2 September: Sigur Rós, Poliça
3 September: The Lumineers, Phox
4 September: Paramore, Fenech-Soler
5 September: Rizzle Kicks
6 September: Queens of The Stone Age, Palma Violets
7 September: Phoenix, Little Green Cars
8 September: Bastille, 1975
9 September: Arctic Monkeys, Drenge
10 September: Jake Bugg, Valerie June
11 September: Kings of Leon, Jimmy Eat World
12 September: Elton John, Tom Odell
13 September: Avicii
14 September: Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monáe
15 September: Vampire Weekend, The Olms
16 September: Jack Johnson, Bahamas
17 September: Ludovico Einaudi
18 September: Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Family Rain
20 September: Primal Scream
23 September: Jessie J, Lawson
25 September: Pixies, No Ceremony
26 September: Tinie Tempah
28 September: John Legend, Robin Thicke
29 September: Justin Timberlake

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