iTunes Festival: Graham Coxon and Esser

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Graham Coxon at The Roundhouse

Hooray for the iTunes Live London Festival, which has been brightening up the summer with a whole month of free gigs. The festival is now in its third year, and has managed to outdo itself with the line-up, which includes Placebo, Kasabian, Bat for Lashes and Block Party.

It’s even generated a few headlines after Liam Gallagher was rumoured to have stormed off stage earlier this week!

I couldn’t wait to see Graham Coxon take his turn on the Roundhouse stage, no doubt getting us all dancing to Freakin’ Out, especially after Blur’s amazing performance at Glastonbury last month.

Esser at The Roundhouse

However, Coxon stuck to new material, playing his concept album The Spinning Top in its entirety (bar one song). And sadly, I didn’t actually see him, as he sat down for most of the gig, putting him out off eyeshot for us short people!

But I did get to have a bit of dance thanks to indie-electro star Esser who was supporting Coxon. His singles Satisfied and Headlock were  particular highlights.

Even though I didn’t hear my favourite Graham Coxon tunes, I’d still thoroughly recommend the  iTunes Festival.  You don’t often see big name acts for free and the Roundhouse is a great venue.

Have you been to the iTunes Festival? Let us know who you liked.


  1. Alex says:

    Not to mention that the refurbished RoundHouse is a superb and very atmospheric venue.