Apple Music Festival: Bastille

A couple of weeks ago my hump day was improved significantly when I found out I would be seeing Bastille the following Monday.

I had entered to see a whole host of incredible musical acts at the Apple Music Festival, which takes place across 10 nights in September. After receiving emails one by one to tell me I had been ‘unlucky this time’ I finally got the email I had been waiting (and hoping) for.

Not only was I going to the Apple Music Festival, I was going to see Bastille. I couldn’t have won much better tickets – I saw them for the first (and only) time three years ago at Bestival and they were so much fun.

Entering couldn’t be easier. You simply need to download the Dice app, where you can find the list of bands performing at the festival. From there you just click ‘enter’ on any you are interested in. You then sit back and wait to see whether you were lucky enough to bag a free ticket, as the emails come through a few days before each performance.

The festival, previously known as iTunes Festival, has been going for 10 years – the last few of which I have entered and never been successful… until now. It takes place at Camden Roundhouse, an intimate location. Alongside Bastille, the likes of Britney Spears, Elton John, 1975, Chance the Rapper and Michael Buble brought their various genres of music to the stage.

Spring Kings kicked the evening off before Bastille came on stage with songs old and new and also brought out Craig David during their set – which almost made up for him not being at Boardmasters – for a rendition of his new single 16.

I can definitely think of worse ways to spend a Monday night…

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