Duran Duran for iTunes Festival 2011

Duran Duran at Lovebox Weekender 2009 by Sara Bowrey
Duran Duran at Lovebox Weekender 2009 by Sara Bowrey

The first artists confirmed for iTunes Festival 2011 have been revealed as 80's new wave band Duran Duran, Californian rap-metallers Linkin Park and UK songstress, Rumer.

The shows are set to take place once again at the Roundhouse in Camden and tickets are free for competition winners.

"We are super excited about taking part in the iTunes Festival this year at London's Roundhouse. It's such a historical venue and we've never performed there before. This promises to be something very special for both us and the fans,” said Duran Duran.

Linkin Park echoed those sentiments, stating: “The Roundhouse is an amazing venue steeped in history and will give our UK fans a chance to see us in an intimate setting.”

The iTunes Festival 2011 will feature 62 artists at nightly shows from 1 to 31 July.

Further line-up announcements and competition details to follow.