Some people really enjoy getting outside in the fresh air, listening to some good tunes, and dancing around in the mud while surrounded by thousands of smelly people. For them, going to a music festival is a lot of fun. For the rest of us, our definition of fun involves sitting in front of an internet-connected device and doing literally anything but dancing in the mud while surrounded by smelly outside people. Thankfully, Coachella is more than happy to cater to both kinds of people by announcing that it will once again be streaming the first weekend of its festival exclusively on YouTube. That means you’ll be able to hear good tunes and see smelly people, but you won’t have to actually smell them. It’s the best of both worlds, as long as you don’t mind spending an entire weekend inside.
This comes from a Coachella press release, which explains that the YouTube stream will feature “select live performances” divided into “three live stream channels,” and there will also be a “video-on-demand hub” so you can see any performances or highlights you might miss. There will also be “an interactive personalized schedule” that will allow you to “customize your live viewing experience.” Combine all of this with Coachella’s new VR initiative, and actually going to the festival itself may soon be unnecessary.
The first Coachella weekend—featuring headliners LCD Soundsystem, the reunited Guns N’ Roses, and Calvin Harris—will go from April 15 to April 17. You can find more information about the stream at CoachellaLive.com.