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YouTube set to livestream Coachella opening weekend


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

April 12, 2016 | 2 min read

As music-lovers gear up for the festival season, Coachella is teaming up with YouTube to bring all the California action to those who can't make it along to the Empire Polo Club.

The video giant is once again partnering with T-Mobile to live stream the concert's opening weekend from 15 to 17 of April.

While organisers have teased the stream via a short Twitter video, Coachella is yet to announce which acts from the line up, which includes headliners like LCD Soundsystem, Guns N' Roses and Calvin Harris, will feature.

Viewers can tune in on YouTube or via the Google-owned firm's dedicated Music app.

The live viewing experience is customisable and will allow viewers to create an "interactive personalised schedule" to tailor their experience.

Real-time video is a space YouTube is continuing to invest in. Last month it was reported that it is planning to take on Twitter's livestreaming app Periscope with the launch of its very own real-time video platform YouTube Connect.

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