Okay, here we go. I love music festivals!
After the Osheaga unveils their lineup, it doesn't really set in for me that festival season is really, truly here until Coachella weekend. It may not be in Canada, but it is the marker of the coming festival season in Montreal.
Coachella 2018's first weekend starts tomorrow! It's here... Festival season is finally upon us.
Coachella 2018 is gonna be major! Beyoncé is making a highly anticipated return to the spotlight since canceling last year's headlining set due to her pregnancy with twins. Word on the street is that Yoncé has hired 100 dancers, and spent 11 hours straight in a recording studio just weeks ago.
My pop music senses are tingling, and I expect something HUGE from Beyonce. Canada's golden boy, The Weeknd, also streams his headlining set Friday night!
Not many people know this, but the majority of the major music festivals offer a live stream option so you can enjoy the festival without having to travel and pay hundreds of dollars to be there - though if you can, you should!
Coachella has been doing live streams for years. Sometimes it's harder to watch a good quality stream from Canada, but not this year!
I've gone ahead and including each of the 3 main Coachella channels to live stream the festival this weekend for you.
Remember kids, Coachella is in California (PST), so don't forget to factor in the 3 hour time difference (we're ahead of them).
The hottest sets to catch at Coachella on Friday, April 13:
04:15 – Skip Marley (1)
06:10 – Leon (3)
06:20 – Kali Uchis (2)
07:05 – Daniel Caesar (2)
07:40 – Vince Staples (1)
08:45 – Kygo (2)
09:30 – St. Vincent (1)
10:30 – SZA (1)
11:25 – The Weeknd (1)
11:40 – Jamiroquai (2)
The hottest sets to catch at Coachella on Saturday, April 14:
04:45 – Django Django (2)
05:30 – Angel Olsen (2)
06:10 – BØRNS (1)
07:05 – Chromeo (1)
07:10 – MØ
08:05 – Tyler the Creator (1)
09:15 – HAIM (1)
09:35 – Alvvays (2)
10:10 – Post Malone (1)
11:10 – Beyoncé (1)
12:05 – alt-J (2)
The hottest sets to catch at Coachella on Sunday, April 15th:
03:40 – Lion Babe (1)
05:05 – San Holo (3)
05:10 – Dej Loaf (2)
05:45 – Vance Joy (1)
06:00 – Petit Biscuit (3)
06:30 – Jessie Ware (1)
07:35 – Aurora (2)
08:00 – Portugal. the Man (1)
09:25 – 6LACK (2)
09:55 – Odesza (1)
10:15 – Ibeyi (3)
11:05 – Migos (1)
Each artist's streaming channel is noted in brackets beside their name.
There is the 4th channel this year at Coachella. However, it is an AR stream so I did not include it here. They will be broadcasting selected sets already on the main channels with a different view.
There are 91 artists being streamed over the whole weekend, and more artist streams are being confirmed as we speak. I put together a daily list of the most anticipated performances of the weekend, and I put my personal picks in bold.
These channels will officially be live as of 3:35 PM PST (6:35 MTL Time).
Coachella tends to repeat the previous day's performances during their closed hours... so don't you worry if you miss something!
There are always 2 weekends to Coachella, but this weekend will be the only one available to stream - so don't miss out!