Usher & One Direction Set For iTunes Festival 2012

What could be better than seeing One Direction and Usher live in concert? How about seeing them totally free? The boy band and R&B star are just two of the announced acts set to perform during the UK’s iTunes Festival, a month-long concert series promising “30 nights of free music”. Usher, whose new album Looking 4 Myself drops next month, will kick off the festivities on September 1.

“I am thrilled to jump-start the iTunes Festival in London this year,” the “Climax” singer said in a statement. “I am honoured to set the stage for what’s to come.” Norah Jonesand Jack White are also on the bill..

The 2012 iTunes Festival will take place every night of the month of September at the Roundhouse in North London. Head to the official site to find out how to score tickets, and expect dozens more artists to be announced in the coming weeks. Can’t make it to the UK? No worries! You’ll be able to stream each and every performance online, and on pretty much any Apple product. (This is the iTunes Festival, after all.)