Coachella Publishes its 2015 Set Times, No TicketsYou Can Stream it Here
If you’re lucky enough to have tickets to this month’s Coachella, now’s the time to get out your highlighter pens. The fest’s set times have been published.
This year’s packed line-up, which runs over two weekends, has something for everyone. And the schedule has its inevitable scheduling conflicts. There’s a first-day collision of rock ‘n’ roll headliners AC/DC and electronic supremo Squarepusher, and antipodean acts Angus & Julia Stone and Kimbra overlap in late-afternoon sets. Saturday pits rocker Jack White against rapper Tyler, the Creator and British newcomer FKA Twigs while Sunday’s headliner Drake has the floor pretty much to himself.
More than half a million sun-worshipping music fans will head out to the desert in Indio, Calif. for the start of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which runs April 10-12 — and then again on April 17-19. Dozens of rockers, indie bands, dance and hip-hop artists will keep the action coming across its five stages.
If you prefer to enjoy music festivals with actual bathrooms, a hot shower and no dust, you’re in luck. Just like previous years, you’ll be able to stream three days of live music from Coachella on YouTube this weekend (April 10-12). Don’t expect to see the full lineup of artists, but with three channels of performances and commentary, you’ll be able to take in most of the big names. This year’s list of acts includes AC/DC, Drake, Florence & The Machine, Interpol, Jack White, Run the Jewels, Vic Mensa and many more. If some of those names don’t sound familiar, interactive profiles will bring you up to speed while you watch. There’s also a virtual map of the festival that lets you to see photos taken on site, and a schedule feature that automatically updates based on your time zone and the channel you’re watching. The stream begins Friday, so fire up your Chromecast or other YouTube-friendly device then, and head over to the Coachella YouTube page.