ID:09 – the 2nd annual celebration of independent music

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Independent music is an essential part of Spotify. Since day one we’ve been extremely proud to work with a number of great indie artists and labels and we’re really happy to support Independents Day 2009 which is running from July 4th-11th and is a worldwide celebration of great indie music, with a lot of gigs going on across Europe and the rest of the world.

As a way to highlight some of the amazing independent acts out there we’ve hooked up with ShareMyPlaylists.com to come up with a series of indie focused playlists, so check out the ID09 page that they’ve set up for some great tunes.

The focus of celebrations this week will be a series of gigs at London’s prestigious ICA venue between the 6th and 10th July, each night curated by a different renowned independent label, including Bella Union, Fat Cat Records / One Little Indian, Matador/XL and Ninja Tune. A fifth night will be curated by iconic independent music store, Rough Trade East.

Hotly tipped and established acts performing throughout the week will include: Daedelus, The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Terry Lynn, St. Vincent, My Latest Novel, Sleeping States, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Joe Gideon & The Shark, Blue Roses, DJ Food, Joe Gideon & The Shark, King Cannibal, Cursor Miner, Here We Go Magic, Chimes and Bells, Kill It Kid and Grasscut.