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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off this weekend in Indigo, California and will feature huge performances from headliners Beyoncé, Eminem, and The Weekend, as well as Cardi B, SZA, Haim, St. Vincent, and more. If you don’t have tickets to either weekend of the of festival (April 13 to 15 and April 20 to 22), fear not. You can still throw on a flower crown and jam out at home while watching your favourite performers on stage. Plus, tap water is way cheaper than buying bottled water at music festivals. Think of the money you’re saving!
Performers have been preparing for Coachella for months. Beyoncé has been counting down the days to her debut as a headliner after pulling out of 2017’s show following the announcement she was pregnant with twins Rumi and Sir. You may remember Lady Gaga filling in for her “Telephone” collaborator and killing it.
To get into Coachella shape, Beyoncé has committed to a vegan diet and has shared a few pics on Instagram showing the popstar rehearsing with her back up dancers.
We don’t often think of Eminem being physical with his performances, but it looks like Slim Shady has also been preparing…a contemporary dance number? Maybe he’s stretching? We’re not totally sure.
What we do know is that you’ll want to keep an eye on Marshall Mathers’ social media this weekend, with the rapper recently taking control of his own accounts.
As for performers like Cardi B and The Weeknd, they’ve been dropping new music in the weeks leading up to Coachella to help keep their sets fresh. Already in California, The Weeknd shared a silent video of himself rehearsing for the famous festival.
Coachella has now released the full schedule and times for all the performances for the two-weekend festival, but which ones will be streaming on YouTube?
Already listed on Coachella’s YouTube channel are the 85 performers (so far–confirmations are still coming in) the festival will be streaming both weekends. Much like being there IRL, you won’t be able to watch every performance online since many have conflicting time slots, but we’ve narrowed down the ones you won’t want to miss.
They’re the three most talked about performers of the festival, so expect some big things from Eminem, The Weeknd and Beyoncé, who has reportedly been in 11-hour rehearsals every day. Slay.
The Weeknd (Friday at 11:25 p.m. PST/10a.m. EST)
Beyoncé (Saturday at 11:05 p.m. PST/10 a.m. EST)
Eminem (Sunday at 10:20 p.m. PST/1:20p.m. EST)
Some of Canada’s most exciting acts will be playing Coachella this year and it’s both our civic duty and our duty as lovers of great music to stream their performances.
Daniel Caesar (Friday at 6:10 p.m. PST/9:10 p.m. EST)
Belly (Friday at 8:30 p.m. PST/11:30 p.m. EST)
Chromeo (Saturday at 5:20 p.m. PST/8:20 p.m. EST)
Alvvays (Saturday at 8:35 p.m. PST/11:20 p.m. EST )
It’s been years since these performers have hit the stage and while we’re kicking ourselves for not getting to see them live, streaming on YouTube from the comfort of home where we don’t have to use Porta-Potties is the next best thing.
Jamiroquai (Friday at 11:35 p.m. PST/2:35 a.m. EST)
David Byrne (Saturday at 7:05 p.m. PST/10:05 p.m. EST)
Fleet Foxes (Saturday at 8:40 p.m. PST/11:40 p.m. EST)
This year’s Coachella festival will include some of today’s biggest hip hop acts. Thankfully, many of them will have their sets streamed on the fest’s YouTube channel.
Vince Staples (Friday at 7:10 p.m. PST/10:10 p.m. EST)
Tyler, The Creator (Saturday at 7:55 p.m. PST/10:55 p.m. EST)
Post Malone (Saturday at 10:05 p.m. PST/1:05 p.m. EST)
Dej Loaf (Sunday at 4:30 p.m. PST/7:30 p.m. EST)
Migos (Sunday at 9:30 p.m. PST/12:30 a.m. EST)
Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff has been behind some of the biggest songs of the past few years, while Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It All” is the song we can’t and don’t want to escape in 2018.
Bleachers (Friday at 6:05 p.m. PST/9:05 p.m. EST)
The War On Drugs (Friday at 7:30 p.m. PST/10:30 p.m. EST)
Alt-J (Saturday at 10:10 p.m. PST/1:10 a.m. EST)
Portugal. The Man (Sunday at 7:00 p.m. PST/10:00 p.m. EST)
Beyoncé protégé’s Chloe x Halle will be taking the stage at Coachella this year along with festival veterans like St. Vincent and Jessie Ware.
St. Vincent (Friday at 8:55 p.m. PST/11:55 p.m. EST)
Chloe x Halle (Saturday at 1:50 p.m. PST/4:50 p.m. EST)
Angel Olsen (Saturday at 5:30 p.m. PST/8:30 p.m. EST)
MØ (Saturday at 6:35 p.m. PST/9:35 p.m. EST)
Jessie Ware (Sunday at 5:40 p.m. PST/8:40 p.m. EST)