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YouTube Expands Coachella 2019 Coverage To Both Weekends

For the past nine years, popular video site Youtube has live streamed the #Coachella music festival from Indio, California, but this year will be the first time they will continue coverage for the festival’s second weekend.

Last year, YouTube’s audience for Coachella 2018 was more than 41 million from more than 232 countries and territories thanks to Beyoncé’s spectacular performance. For Coachella 2019, viewers will be connected with more pop cultural moments to include a performance by Childish Gambino and the premiere of his new film, “Guava Island,” featuring Rihanna. 

YouTube will be offering three simultaneous live streams with performances by over 80 artists including Ariana Grande, Janelle Monáe, Khalid and Wiz Khalifa. Some content will be available on-demand. For the second weekend, viewers can catch Kanye West’s Easter morning performance as well as interviews, artist commentary, mini-documentaries, and other curated content.

The live stream will also include profiles of international artists, according to festival founder Paul Tollett. “We’ve been spending the past few months traveling to artists’ home countries to film their stories. Can’t wait for the viewers to enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.”

According to USA Today, YouTube’s live stream during Coachella’s first weekend will start at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Friday and will run through the weekend, picking up again Friday, April 19th. Viewers can watch the festivities through various devices such as smart TVs, computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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