Spotted on Punchbowl:

Usher and One Direction are among the first artists announced for the iTunes Festival 2012.

Every night in September, a different act will play at London’s Roundhouse venue. Usher will kick off the months proceedings on September 1. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

In a statement, Usher said:

“I am thrilled to jump-start the iTunes Festival in London this year. I am honoured to set the stage for what’s to come.”

One Direction will play on September 20, while Norah Jones will play on September 10.

Tickets are available for free for competition winners. You can apply for your tickets and find out who else is performing on the iTunes Festival website.

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