Coachella 2022: How to Watch From Home, Performance Lineup Schedule, and Virtual Pre-Parties
For weeks, musicians, influencers, and music fans have posted, “see you in the desert!” Which desert are they referring to? They’re talking about Indio, CA, the home of the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival. This weekend, Coachella kicks off for the first time since coronavirus (COVID-19) paused the event for two years. Not everyone can make it to the desert, but now the desert can come to you!
Coachella is streaming for free on YouTube
Although influencers and fans will surely post clips on their social media accounts, the better option may be to watch entire Coachella sets in real-time from the comfort of your home.
The official YouTube channel for Coachella will be hosting a free live stream of the festival. They’ve set up three separate channels to air the concert live, giving viewers as much access as possible to the seven stages.
The live streams start on Friday, Apr. 15 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. They will continue throughout the weekend, with live sets starting at the same time on Saturday and Sunday. Replays and other footage will be shown on Coachella’s YouTube channel throughout the day. With the current setup, viewers will be able to see over 80 acts.
When will Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, and Swedish House Mafia perform?
Coachella released the official lineup schedule on Twitter.
Friday night’s headliner, Harry Styles, will take the stage at 11:35 pm PT on Apr. 15 and Apr. 22. Styles is expected to perform his record-breaking new single, “As It Was.” His latest album, Harry’s House, will drop on May 20.
Arcade Fire was just added to the Friday lineup. The group will play at 6:45 pm PT in the Mojave tent. Justin Bieber is set to make a surprise appearance during Daniel Caesar’s set at 10:10 pm PT.
Other Friday acts include Lil Baby, Pheobe Bridgers, Big Sean, Groupo Firme, Louis the Child, Baby Keem, City Girls, NIKI, Epik High, and Pink Sweat$.
On Apr. 16 and Apr. 23, Billie Eilish will start her set at 11:30 pm PT. The “Happier Than Ever” singer is coming off an Oscars win and successful Grammy Awards performance.
Viewers can also catch these artists on Saturday night Flume, Megan Thee Stallion, Disclosure, 21 Savage, Danny Elfman, Stromae, Giveon, Anitta, Rich Brian, Conan Gray.
The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia will close both weekends on Apr. 17 and Apr 24. at 10:20 pm PT. Originally Kanye “Ye” West’s spot, The Weeknd stepped in with less than 14 days to prepare a complete Coachella set.
On Sunday, the acts joining The Weeknd are Doja Cat, Joji, Jamie xx, Run the Jewels, Karol G, Maggie Rogers, Ari Lennox, Banda MS, Fatboy Slim, and Finneas.
‘Coachella Curated’ brings at home only experiences for YouTube viewers
On the second weekend of Coachella, the live stream called Coachella Curated will include exclusive content from the different artists on the lineup. This includes artist interviews and backstage moments with Coachella performers.
In the mood to party like you’re in the desert? Grab a cocktail, put some sunglasses on and turn it up! Coachella Curated will have virtual pre-parties for at-home viewers. Fans will also have a chance to buy merchandise directly from the artists on both weekends.
The best part? Staying at home on a comfortable couch, in air conditioning, with cheaper food and alcohol. Coachella has made the festival accessible for music lovers everywhere. See you in the desert or at home!