The iTunes Festival: London returns this year, with the likes of James Blunt, Feeder, N.E.R.D., Pendulum and Chaka Khan confirmed to perform through the month of July.

The 1,000-capacity Koko venue in Camden, north London will host the free performances from July 1, for which tickets will be distributed by way of competitions on the iTunes Live Web site.

A total of 60 gigs will roll out across 31 evenings, with more acts yet to be confirmed.

The online music retailer will capture the gigs, and sell them on all its 22 iTunes stores throughout the globe.

Last year's inaugural event was held at the smaller, 350-capacity I.C.A. venue in central London. Oliver Schusser, director of iTunes Europe, recent told Billboard.biz that the 2007 edition "succeeded all my expectations".

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