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Highlights from Apple Music Festival 10

Apple Music Festival 10 kicked off this week at the intimate Roundhouse stage in London with groundbreaking performances by some of the biggest names in music. Fans from around the world are tuning in to watch live and on-demand video of each performance, available now through September 30.

Sir. Elton John opened the festival with a greatest hits set featuring duets with up-and-coming artists he has championed on his Beats 1 show, Rocket Hour. Highlights included a performance of “Bennie and the Jets” with rising R&B star Gallant and “Tiny Dancer” alongside breakthrough French alternative act Christine and the Queens.

Monday night, The 1975 lit up The Roundhouse with a barrage of hits including “Love Me” and “If I Believe You.” Alicia Keys sent the crowd into a frenzy Tuesday night with “Fallin” and “Back to Life.” Surprise special guest Sampha joined her onstage late in the set.

The festival’s fourth night featured a set of anthemic rock from OneRepublic. Lead by an inspired performance from frontman Ryan Tedder, the group blasted through new material and massive hits like “Apologize” and “Counting Stars.”

Next up is Scottish producer and DJ Calvin Harris beginning at 4 p.m. EDT / 1 p.m. PDT on September 23. Festival coverage on Apple Music includes playlists featuring this year’s performing artists, live tracks from festival alumni, and music by headliners and support acts.

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