Are you ready to experience Coachella all over again?
Weekend 2 has kicked off and to prove that Coachella 2022 is bigger and better than ever, YouTube has extra access to all the best performances and is treating fans to an extra weekend of livestreams!
And you know what? I guarantee you’ll have the best seat in the house… That’s why I call it Couchella – enjoying all the action of Coachella, from the comfort of your couch!
While majority of the acts on the line up will be featured in “Coachella Curated” and “Bonus Sets” – highlights reels from Weekend 2 of the festival – there are plenty of full performances that will be livestreamed, including the main headliners, of course!
Over the course of the weekend you can catch entire Weekend 2 sets from Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, The Weeknd, Swedish House Mafia, Doja Cat, Anitta and plenty more acts performing on the biggest stages in the desert.
Coachella is streaming performances and highlights live across 3 YouTube channels, giving you the choice of multiple stages to float between. Below I’ll embed the 3 YouTube channels you need to be all over. The set times for each performance can be found in the YouTube channel descriptions.
Channel 1 features the full sets from headliners, so if you’re desperate to see Harry, Billie, Doja Cat and The Weeknd + Swedish House Mafia, keep Channel 1 open!
Remember, be sure to convert set times into your local time zone, otherwise you could find yourself missing your favourite act! The livestream channel descriptions have updated set times (PT time) when experiencing delays. Last weekend there was an approx. half hour delay.
The final moments of a multi-day festival are always bittersweet. Part of you is exhausted, simply wanting a comfortable bed for a long night’s sleep, and yet another part of you never wants the euphoria from the experience to end.
If you’re not in the Palm Springs desert for Coachella 2022, you’re in luck, because you can get the best of both worlds and enjoy the final festival day from bed, or the couch…
And that’s why I call it Couchella – enjoying all the magic of Coachella, from the comfort of your couch!
In some ways Coachella has saved the best for last, with Day 3 promising to make history as Swedish House Mafia will be reuniting on stage with The Weeknd for a powerhouse conclusion to the festival. If that’s not enough to get you pumped, you’ll also be treated to incredible performances from Doja Cat, Finneas, Maggie Rogers, Kim Petras, Maneskin, Joji, Fred Again, Duke Dumont and Denzel Curry.
Coachella is streaming these performances and plenty more live across 3 YouTube channels, giving you the choice of 3 stages to float between. Below I’ll embed the 3 YouTube channels you need to be all over, as well as the set times Coachella has released for the Sunday sets.
Remember, be sure to convert set times into your local time zone, otherwise you could find yourself missing your favourite act! The livestream channel descriptions have updated set times (PT time) when experiencing delays. If you find yourself busy when your favourite act is performing, the YouTube channel also rebroadcasts the livestream.
Enjoy the final day of Coachella, and I hope Weekend One of this iconic music festival has been just as impressive for you, as it has been for me!
Seriously, I don’t think I’ll ever get over Harry Styles performing with Shania Twain!
Despite my engagement with Coachella being from sunny, Australia and not the Californian desert, I have to admit that “Couchella” wasn’t all that accurately describing the experience yesterday. As always, we found ourselves dancing non-stop, especially to Louis the Child, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Harry Styles’ (AND SHANIA TWAIN!) Coachella sets.
And yet that’s the joy of livestreams, you can enjoy them on your laptop in bed, on your phone as go about your day, or like myself, you can broadcast the stream on a giant screen and make the event a party like no other!
Coachella 2022 sure is making up for the two years the world went without the iconic, Palm Springs music festival. Day 1 saw enormous crowds flocking to stages to see the likes of Harry Styles (AND SHANIA TWAIN!) performing to hundreds of thousands in the desert…. and don’t even get me started on how many international fans would’ve been tuning in via livestream.
Now would probably be a good time for me to profess my undying love and gratitude for Coachella and YouTube, for making high quality livestreams available for everyone to enjoy the festival as if they were front row.
So, who’s ready for Day 2!? I’ve got a feeling we’re going to be happier than ever by the time the sun sets…
We’re gearing up for more good times as Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Flume, Disclosure, Wallows, Conan Gray, BROCKHAMPTON, Koffee, girl in red, Rina Sawayama, Caroline Polachek and more take to the stage (and livestreams).
I wish I was able to catch Holly Humberstone and Arlo Parks’ sets, but Coachella unfortunately isn’t airing them.
Coachella is streaming performances live across 3 YouTube channels, giving you the choice of 3 stages to float between. Below I’ll embed the 3 YouTube channels you need to be all over, as well as the set times Coachella has released for Saturdays sets.
Remember, be sure to convert set times into your local time zone, otherwise you could find yourself missing your favourite act! The livestream channel descriptions have updated set times (PT time) when experiencing delays. Yesterday, there was an approx. half hour delay.
If you can’t already tell from my previous Lovers of Live content, I love live music and having the ability to watch international concerts and festivals via livestreams. This weekend, my plans entail just that, because Coachella 2022 has officially kicked off and YouTube is giving us front row access to all the best performers at the festival!
I call it Couchella – enjoying all the action of Coachella, from the comfort of your couch!
Weekend 1 (15 – 17th April) is officially underway, which is the main livestream event. During these dates, Coachella will be streaming performances live across 3 YouTube channels, giving you the choice of 3 stages to float between. Weekend Two (22 – 24th April) will also feature a YouTube livestream, however it seems the content will differ, showing highlights and features as opposed to the live performances happening at that very moment in the desert.
You know what that means? If you want to catch your favourite artist live, STREAM THIS WEEKEND!
Starting with Day 1, I’m beyond excited to see performances from Harry Styles, Lane 8, Louis the Child, Phoebe Bridgers, The Avalanches, Anitta, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Regrettes…and so many more! One perk of livestreams is the fact that I won’t need to run between stages to catch acts that clash…I can simply switch tabs!
Below I’ll embed the 3 YouTube channels you need to be all over, as well as the set times Coachella has released for the 2022 Weekend 1 timetable.
Remember to factor in global time differences if you’re referring to the Coachella set times, as they’re in PT time!
It’s been approximately 9 months since I experienced live music and the energy of the crowd. As someone who always has a ticket to a future gig, it’s felt soul crushing to have all the events you’re looking forward to being cancelled or postponed. I know I’m not alone in this experience, which is comforting. That is the beauty of live music…it’s unifying. This is one of the many reasons why I love live music. Here’s some more…
I love live music because it erases loneliness. Whether that’s through the presence of the crowd around you, or through captivating melodies and lyrics, live music makes you feel like you belong.
I love live music, because it brings out the best in people. Live music gives people permission to feel, to express their emotions. Take a look around at the next concert or festival you attend. I guarantee you’ll see people smiling, crying, singing and dancing. Live music allows you to be your most authentic self and not feel shame for the emotions you’re feeling or the experience you’re living.
I love live music because it is pure escapism. For the duration of the setlist unfolding in front of your eyes, nothing else in the world matters. It’s as if the moment your ticket is scanned at the entry, all of your worries are left behind. Your worries are denied entry. The weight of the world is lifted from your shoulders and you feel light, filled with joy. Live music can make you feel so far away from the mundane, stressful, exhausting and painful aspects of day to day life. It’s that euphoric, relieving feeling that I miss the most right now.
I love live music, because it is healing. I genuinely believe live music is healing. Some of the most famous live music performances come from events that aimed to heal the world. From Live Aid in 1985 to One Love Manchester in 2017 and FireFight Australia in 2020; benefit concerts prove that live music can create atmospheres of love, support, empathy and unity. It’s magical to witness and incredibly inspiring.
As 2020 nears its end, I find myself more and more grateful for every live music event I’ve experienced in my lifetime. In the moment, concerts and festivals pass by swiftly. The adrenaline kicks in and it all feels like a blur. However, those moments stay with you forever. Whether it’s in the form of photos, videos, outfits, tickets or the blurry memories in your mind, it’s more important than ever to revisit them, hold onto them and remember why you love live music.
2020 has felt soul crushing, particularly when I reflect on the fact that I haven’t attended a live music event in 8 months. Sure, my bank account is probably pleased with this latest development; however, I’m not. I could probably cry at the thought of it, to be honest.
I’m happiest when I’m dancing at a concert or festival, it’s when I feel most alive. Whether I’m in a crowd of hundreds or thousands, the euphoria experienced within that environment stays with me for days, months and years after the event.
It’s what inspired Lovers of Live. It’s why Lovers of Live is for fans missing the energy of the crowd – because I miss it more than ever.
I miss the energy of the crowd. I miss the escapism. I miss the dancing. I miss feeling the electricity that only intensifies as the venue lights dim and the artist or band bursts onto the stage. I miss the deafening screams, the sound of hundreds and thousands of fans singing every lyric to every song performed. I miss the freedom of being one in the crowd – the freedom to be loud, to cry, to be your most authentic self and express yourself accordingly. I miss the unity and sense of belonging that exists in crowds, despite being surrounded by strangers. I miss the connections you form with strangers, the friends you quickly make, the memories that last a lifetime. I miss the sea of lights that illuminate the crowd as everyone raises their smartphones in the air – always during the most emotional songs of the setlist. I miss feeling like I’m part of something much bigger than I am – something universal and positive.
And yes, I’m at the point where I even miss being covered in sweat – my own and that of strangers in the crowd. Remember when we didn’t have to worry about coming into contact with other humans’ sweat? What a time.
I miss the energy of the crowd. I know many of you do. That means we all understand and feel the power of the crowd, of live music. While we can’t currently experience live music in ways we have in the past, it’s important to hold onto the hope that one day we’ll return to those crowds. We’ll experience live music in all its glory again, dance for hours on end and appreciate it more than we ever have before.
The man needs no introduction, but I’ll just start by saying, if you haven’t listened to his solo albums, I highly recommend them. Harry has stripped himself of the boyband sound and created music that feels timeless, impressive lyrically and sonically. Whilst I loved his debut album, I was even more impressed with his sophomore album, ‘Fine Line’ and I’m desperate to see it live. So desperate, in fact, I purchased tickets to multiple shows of the Australian leg of his (now postponed) 2020 tour, despite tickets going on sale in March 2020 – peak-pandemic, mid-lockdown. Oops?
Since I will no longer be seeing Mr Styles in November, I think now is the time to reminisce on the past, mostly to prevent myself from becoming increasingly distraught about how much I miss the energy of the crowd and live music performances.
I’ve seen Harry live in concert four times over the past couple of years, each experience somehow better than the previous. I first saw him live at The Enmore Theatre, Newtown in 2017 – intimate, surreal, and magical – especially because I was standing metres away from STEVIE NICKS, who is also a fan of Harry Styles. Yes, you read that correctly. I stood metres away from the goddess Stevie Nicks, of Fleetwood Mac, while watching Harry Styles perform in Sydney, Australia. What a time.
Since then I have seen him perform sold out arenas and I’m constantly in awe of the way he captivates crowds. Not only is his production incredible, he utilises staging and the setlist to create an unforgettable experience for fans. Harry goes between a main stage and B stage, running through the crowd to get between both, which allows fans to literally reach out and touch him. Where the B stage signifies the intimate moment of the setlist, the main stage is saved for the high energy hits. Harry performs everything from his own discography to covers of Fleetwood Mac and a couple of the standout tracks from his One Direction days. It is also impressive to see him perform guitar on stage, something he never did when performing with One Direction.
Harry Styles radiates confidence, authenticity, and acceptance on stage. When you’re in the crowd at one of his shows, the screams are deafening. Fans sing every lyric back to him and no one is sitting – even if they have seated tickets. The atmosphere is electric. Everyone is dancing – through his own setlist and the encores, which have involved Harry dancing on stage to “You’re The Voice” by John Farnham and “The Horses” by Daryl Braithwaite. The man knows the way to our Aussie hearts.
Often, the crowd is also a colourful sea of rainbow flags, a testament to Harry, who has made each concert feel like a safe space for his fans, where in his words, you can “feel free to be whoever it is you want to be.” Each show, Harry would prance on stage waving a rainbow flag. His guitar also donned a rainbow flag in the form of a sticker, along with Black Lives Matter and End Gun Violence stickers. These gestures are what makes Harry Styles so admirable, and what makes his fans feel so safe, seen and celebrated. Fans wear bold outfits – suits inspired by the man himself, vintage flares, sequins galore! Through the encouragement to be themselves, they express themselves accordingly and it’s so fun to witness, and partake in.
I miss Harry Styles concerts – I miss the music, the production, the atmosphere. As I continue to grow Lovers of Live, I’ll be writing more about Harry and sharing even more of the incredible photos and videos I’ve captured of him live on tour. Until then, I’ll be hoping the next time I see Harry Styles live isn’t too far away.