Happenings Coachella 2023 -YouTube

Published on April 15th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


YouTube Kicks Off Coachella 2023 Weekend 1 With Exclusive Global Livestream

Starting Friday, April 14th at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET through Sunday night, April 16th (including replays), YouTube began livestreaming on Coachella’s Official YouTube Channel from more stages than ever before. All weekend long fans can pick a stage – Coachella Main Stage, Outdoor Theater, Sahara, Mojave, Gobi, Sonora (weekend 2 Yuma Stage) – tune in, and catch performances from Coachella’s incredible global lineup of artists including Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, Frank Ocean, Gorillaz, Rosalía, Calvin Harris, Björk, Burna Boy, Kali Uchis, Porter Robinson, Becky G and so many more.

No matter where you are in the world, you can catch the show from your smartphone, living room, computer or car on Coachella’s YouTube Channel or within the YouTube Music app. The current livestream schedule is available in the description sections (hit show more) of the Coachella channel feeds now.

In between sets, livestream viewers from around the world will be able to tune into exclusive on-the-ground coverage of the art, artists, creators, installations, and behind-the-scenes Shorts moments. What’s more, YouTube will be back on the ground giving fans the complete Coachella experience with special access to:


  • Exclusive Merchandise Drops: This year, YouTube has partnered with Coachella to release exclusive merch from over a dozen Artists including headliners Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK, plus Becky G, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Ethel Cain, Fisher, Porter Robinson, YUNGBLUD and more throughout the weekend. In addition to a custom Coachella drop, all merch will be available for purchase directly via the livestream and through YouTube Shorts on Coachella’s channel via YouTube Shopping features. Fans can shop by clicking the product banner overlaid on the livestream & Shorts content which directs them to the Coachella store for checkout.


  • Exclusive Premium Pre-Parties: For both weekends, YouTube Premium members will have exclusive insider access to Premium pre-parties which gives fans a glimpse into Artists’ pre-show preparations: Jackson Wang on Sunday April 16, Eladio Carrión on Saturday April 22, and Yaeji on Sunday 4/23.

Be sure to follow @YouTubeMusic on Instagram and Twitter to see what’s up at #CoachellaOnYouTube, including the latest and greatest Shorts, backstage photos and more all weekend long, live from the festival grounds.

Weekend 2 of YouTube’s Coachella livestream experience kicks back into gear the following Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd. 


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