iTunes Festival 2013 Day 10 Preview: Jake Bugg performing tonight

by Martin


We’re now ten days into the annual iTunes Festival and we’ve still got till the end of the month to go. Last night we seen a performance from those Arctic Monkeys who just yesterday released their new album ‘AM’.

Tonight though, live from the Roundhouse in London is English singer-songwriter Jake Bugg with support from Valerie June.

Jake Bugg hasn’t been on the music scene long but at only 19 years old he’s already had a number 1 self titled album and two top 40 singles in the UK.

Bugg released his debut album ‘Jake Bugg’ on the 15th of October 2012 and when the album topped the charts in the UK his single ‘Two Fingers’ charted at Number 28 in the singles chart.

On the 1st of January 2013 Jake Bugg appeared on BBC 2 for Jools Holland’s Annual Hottenanny before appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV1 four days later.

Jake Bugg at the 2013 NME Awards-1734265

The young musician hasn’t just had TV performances in the UK, his music went as far to be played during the London 2012 Olympic Games. ‘Lightning Bolt’ was played during the build up to the final of the 100m mens race.

Jake Bugg also crossed the pond. On the 17th of January he appeared on US talkshow Conan where he performed his single ‘Two Fingers’.

In April 2013 Jake also performed his hit single ‘Lightning Bolt’ on US talkshow ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ before returning to the UK to perform a list of UK festivals including Evolution, Glastonbury and the annual Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Jake Bugg will take to the stage tonight at the iTunes Festival at 9pm. Prior to this Valerie June will be the support act of the night.


Valerie June (above) is an American singer-songwriter who has a sound with combines gospel, blues, soul, country, bluegrass and folk.

The singer-songwriter has had four studio albums released since 2006 but has never had material in the Official Chats in the UK.

Valerie June will take to the stage tonight at 7.45pm.

Remember you can watch the iTunes Festival completely free of charge via your iTunes app or on your smartphone/tablet device.

Watch Jake Bugg perform his hit ‘Lightning Bolt’ on Jools Holland.