Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Coachella '18 news: Watch and hear it on YouTube, SiriusXM

photo courtesy of Goldenvoice
If you didn't get tickets to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. this Friday-Sunday, YouTube again will broadcast an exclusive live stream of selected artists. Viewers should go to to check out four simultaneous streams of different acts.

Among those allowing their sets to be webcast for Weekend 1 are The War on Drugs (who I saw do a mesmerizing set at the fest a couple years ago), Beyonce and The Weeknd. The full list should be posted each day. Weekend 2 will not be available. KCRW FM/Los Angeles DJ Jason Bentley will interview artists between sets.   

SiriusXM radio subscribers can also hear selected live sets on Coachella Radio (Ch. 29) from April 12-25 as well as Alt Nation (Ch. 36), The Spectrum (Ch. 28), SiriusXMU (Ch. 35), Hip-Hop Nation (Ch. 44), BPM (Ch. 51) and Diplo’s Revolution (Ch. 52). The Weeknd, Beyonce, St. Vincent, Kygo, Alt J, Nile Rogers and Chic, Post Malone and more are scheduled for the radio simulcasts.

Google Home is offering a custom voice-enabled experience for those viewing the live streams, including backstage interviews, trivia, info, travel details, by saying "Hey Google, talk to Coachella."

Google Pixel will have a camera pointed at the festival's ferris wheel. People on certain gondolas can make photo moments in a special pixel photo booth. Pixel 2 will spotlight backstage artist portraits by known photographers.

The set times were released last night. Find them here:

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