Trill: World’s Biggest Music Festivals Cancelled Over Coronavirus Fears. “Many major festivals have obviously been postponed due to Coronavirus, but as the US surpasses the 2 million mark for positive test results for the virus it seems like some festivals are now taking the decision to cancel for good. Two of the biggest to have announced a cancellation are Coachella and Stagecoach, musical festivals taking place in California. ”
Tubefilter: YouTube To Stream Coachella For 10th Year Running, Announces Doc About Festival. “YouTube, which has long streamed coverage of Coachella — the trendy music festival that has become a buzzy scene for influencers and marketers alike — has created a documentary about the event. Titled Coachella: 20 Years In The Desert, the YouTube Originals film is slated to premiere on March 31 — roughly a week ahead of the annual event, which kicks off on April 10. The film will discuss how the festival was shaped, with never-before-seen footage, artist interviews, and more. It will feature performances from Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, BlackPink, the Pixies, Bjork, Madonna, Radiohead, and more.”
Tubefilter: Instagram Launches Moody Camera Effects For Coachella, Billie Eilish. “Instagram has released new filters to fete two of the biggest happenings in music right now: Coachella, which kicks off today in the California desert, as well as the debut album of breakout artist Billie Eilish, which is titled When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (which bowed on March 29).”
YouTube Blog: YouTube delivers Coachella 2019 to millions of global music fans with official two-weekend live stream. “For the ninth year in a row, YouTube continues to take the magic of Coachella beyond the Indio desert and into the homes and phones of millions of people around the world with the exclusive two-weekend live stream of Coachella 2019. … YouTube Music is turning it up a notch at Coachella 2019, making sure music fans — no matter where they are — can enjoy the world’s preeminent music festival in convenient and immersive new ways.”
Los Angeles Times: YouTube to livestream Coachella set of K-pop band Blackpink in Times Square. “Seeking to strengthen its ties to the music industry, YouTube said it will for the first time stream a performance from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Times Square in New York City.”
Tubefilter: YouTube To Stream Coachella For Ninth Year, Will Vend Tickets To YouTube Music Subscribers. “For the ninth year running, YouTube will serve as the exclusive livestreaming partner for Coachella — the California music festival set to be headlined this April by Ariana Grande.”
Tubefilter: YouTube To Stream Coachella For Eighth Year, Including Headliner Beyoncé. “For the eighth year running, YouTube will serve as the exclusive livestreaming partner for the music festival’s first weekend of performances — which includes headliner Beyoncé as well as Cardi B, The Weeknd, Post Malone, The War On Drugs, and more. “
YouTube Blog: Get the best seat in the house and watch Coachella live exclusively on YouTube. “When you think of Coachella you think of amazing music artists, thrilling performances and nonstop fun in the middle of the desert. This year’s fest will be bigger than ever and even if you can’t make it to Coachella in person, you don’t have to miss out on a moment of the action.”
The latest victim of a security breach (and it looks like a real breach and not a leak) is the Coachella music festival. “Coachella, a popular music festival in southern California that features acts like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Radiohead, revealed this week that its website had been breached, potentially compromising 950,000 accounts containing the personal details of concert-goers who had purchased tickets in years past or registered on the website’s user forums.” There are conflicting reports about whether password information was compromised.
YouTube will be livestreaming Coachella — with some tweaks.
I am, alas, too old and too boring to go to Coachella. But this custom “Coachella Cardboard” sounds like a good idea. “When Coachella attendees receive this year’s Welcome Box containing the requisite wristbands and more, a special edition Google Cardboard headset will be in the package, too. The festival teamed up with Vantage.tv on a Coachella VR app that’s available for viewing on Google’s virtual reality accessory and the Samsung Gear VR. Inside the app, there’s plenty of 360-degree photos from previous years alongside interviews and performances from artists that’ll hit the stage at this year’s soiree.” There’s also a tour of the grounds so you can scope out the bathrooms ahead of time.