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Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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Opera Singer Domingo To Close iTunes Festival

Monday, 1st September 2014 12:03

Opera singer Placido Domingo has joined Kasabian and Kylie Minogue in the line-up for this year's iTunes Festival.

The Spanish tenor is perhaps a surprising choice for the event which tends to feature pop and rock acts.

Domingo, 73, will perform at the Roundhouse in London on September 30 and will be the last act in a month of concerts.

Deadmau5 kicks off the concerts on Monday night, followed by headline sets from pop names like Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, The Script and Ed Sheeran.

Kylie Minogue, Kasabian, Mary J Blige, Blondie, Maroon 5 and Robert Plant are also playing the festival.

The organisers quoted Domingo as saying he was thrilled to appear and for "the recognition that this brings to the unique and magnificent world of opera and of classical music".

Tickets are for competition winners, but gigs can be streamed live in more than 100 countries or watched on-demand.