Today, music lovers are descending upon Chicago’s Grant Park for a three-day music festival known as Lollapalooza. This year’s lineup features a ton of great artists, both old and new, including Kendrick Lamar, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, The National, and The Killers.
Of course, there’s a good chance you can’t be there. Circumstances and such. But don’t fret – YouTube is once again planning to help you out by live streaming a bunch of shows for you.
“You don’t need to be in Chicago to know that this weekend’s live stream of Lollapalooza on YouTube is kind of a big deal. Starting Friday at 2:30 p.m. CST, you can catch the streaming sets from 20+ artists live from Grant Park in your living room,” says YouTube’s Craig McFadden.
Just head on over to the Lollapalooza channel this afternoon to get started.
This is just another step in YouTube’s move to stream more live events. Back in June, they streamed much of Wimbledon. For the past three years, they’ve streamed the Coachella music festival. Last year, YouTube streamed other festivals like Bonnaroo, but also stepped into politics with the 2012 Presidential debates and international sports with an Olympics stream that garnered 231 million total views.
Back in April, YouTube finally debuted live streaming capabilities for their iOS app. They also expanded live streaming to allow any channels with 1000+ subscribers to host streaming video.