Can’t Make Coachella? Stream Live Performances to Your Computer
Though the Coachella Music Festival expanded to a two-weekend format featuring the same lineup both weekends to accommodate the demand generated by the festival, tickets still managed to sell out for both weekends within three hours of going on sale. But if you are one of the many that did not get tickets, fret not, for you will be able to stream many performances from the festival live on YouTube.
The huge festival in the California desert kicks off tomorrow, and organizers recently announced the set times for live streaming. A few highlights you can catch tomorrow, Friday 13, are Jimmy Cliff & Tim Armstrong at 5:25 p.m., The Rapture at 9:10 p.m. and the Black Keys at 9:45.
On Saturday, you can start with former Oasis guitarist and his High Flying Birds band at 6:30 p.m., check out the Shins at 8:10 p.m. and watch Bon Iver perform at 9:30 p.m. Finally, Sunday’s notable streams will start early with Santigold at 3:30 p.m., Justice at 7:45 p.m. and Florence and the Machine at 9:45 p.m. You can check out the full listing on the offical Coachella site.
Of course, even with the many live streams available, there are quite a few notable absences. Perhaps the most noticeable is the appearance by At the Drive-In Sunday night. The performance will be the band’s first since they split up in 2001. Additionally, headliners like Radiohead and Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre also will not be available for the stream.
Streaming times have not yet been announced for the second weekend of the performance. There also has been no word if any additional artists will be streamed during that weekend of performances, which takes place April 20-22.
In addition to At the Drive-In, British band Pulp is also playing a much talked about reunion at the festival, though they did perform some U.K. festival dates last year. Additionally, the normally reclusive Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum also will play a solo set.