YouTube today announced it will be livestreaming all six stages during both weekends of Coachella for the first time. In the past, the Google-owned company only livestreamed three stages. The music festival kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on April 14 and resumes on April 21.
“This year we will be live streaming Coachella from more stages than ever before with 6 feeds in action (double the number from last year) on both weekends,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Whether watching from home, abroad or at parties with friends, anyone can tune into Coachella’s YouTube channel, choose a stage and watch the performances live with the rest of the fans.”
If you can’t tune in live, the festival sets will repeat after the last performance of the night until the live show starts again the following day. Between sets, viewers will see live artist coverage, installations, behind-the-scenes shorts, and more.
YouTube is also partnering with Coachella to drop exclusive merchandise from more than a dozen artists. Items are available for purchase directly through the live stream and YouTube Shorts on Coachella’s YouTube Shopping channel. In addition, Premium subscribers have access to backstage “pre-parties”.
This year marks the eleventh time that fans can tune in to the music festival on YouTube. Earlier this year, YouTube announced that it has signed a multi-year extension of its exclusive livestream and content partnership agreement with Coachella through 2026. Coachella is one of the most popular music festivals in the world, so it’s notable that YouTube is the exclusive livestreaming partner of the event for the past decade, especially as it continues to compete with other video apps like TikTok.
Bad Bunny, Blackpink and Frank Ocean are leading this year’s Coachella lineup. Other artists include Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Björk, Rosalía, Eric Prydz, Burna Boy, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Blondie, Becky G and more.