YouTube is streaming Lollapalooza live, allowing music fans from around the world to experience the sights and sounds of Lollapalooza 2019. Performances from artists including Twenty One Pilots and Janelle Monae will also be available on YouTube Music.
What Is Lollapalooza and When Did It Start?
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival held in Chicago, Illinois. It started out when Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell created Lollapalooza in 1991. It then ran until 1997 before being revived in 2003. There have also been international versions held.
Lollapalooza 2019 is being held in Grant Park, Chicago between August 1-4. Artists performing include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and The Strokes. More than 100,000 people will attend the event, with YouTube catering to everyone else.
How to Stream Lollapalooza Live on YouTube
According to the Official YouTube Blog, YouTube is hosting an exclusive live stream of Lollapalooza. This is available on the official Lollapalooza YouTube channel, which is hosting three live streams in order to cover multiple stages.
As well as the live streams there will be what YouTube is calling “curated performances” from the likes of The Revivalists and Rufus Du Sol. There will also be backstage moments capturing what goes on behind the scenes mixed in with the performances.
YouTube Music is also getting in on the act, with extra content from some of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2019. These include “iconic music moments” and “Lollapalooza themed playlists” called The Lineup and Emerging Artists.
If you’re planning on tuning into Lollapalooza 2019 you can see the full Lollapalooza live stream schedule on Pitchfork. Lennon Stella is kicking off proceedings at 7:30pm ET today (August 1), with Flume headlining at 9:45pm ET on Sunday (August 4).
Essential Tech to Take to a Music Festival
If you attend music festivals regularly, we’ve compiled a list of the essential tech gadgets for music festivals. Or, if you’re more of a stay-at-home-and-watch-YouTube kinda person, you may be interested to know that YouTube is remastering music videos into HD.
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