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Watch Coachella 2012 Live on YouTube—Well, Some of It, Anyway

If you didn’t get to make it out to this year’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival (like me), there’s still a chance for you to catch at least some of the action. Coachella will be live streaming shows on YouTube all this weekend, April 13-15. Just go to their YouTube channel and get on board.

For those who have been living under a rock, Coachella is one of the nation’s biggest music festivals, taking place every spring in Indio, California. This year’s festival is so big, they split it up into two separate weekends, April 13-15 and April 20-22. It’s a fantastic mix of both big name and indie acts, ranging from smaller, up-and-coming acts like Honeyhoney, Sleeper Agent and We Were Promised Jetpacks to hot tickets like Florence + the Machine, the Black Keys, Bon Iver and The Shins. It’s one of those festivals where it’s literally impossible to see everything you want to see. If this sounds appealing to you, you’re too late this year—it’s completely sold out. Which is why the YouTube streaming thing is so awesome.

There are a few restrictions, however. First of all, as of now, streaming is scheduled only for this weekend (not next). Second, Coachella says some bands won’t be streamed (Radiohead, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Feist, for example). So it’s limited access—but at least it’s something.

Live streaming will begin each afternoon, at 3:55 PM on Friday, and 3:25 PM Saturday and Sunday. (All times Pacific, so plan accordingly.) The full lineup of streaming is available on the Coachella YouTube page.  Enjoy!

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David Tillman is an independent composer/arranger whose primary work involves writing jingles for commercials for radio and television, with several film and television placements to his credit as well. David has a fascination for all things related to the music business and the music industry in general, an obsession which his wife finds to be mildly unhealthy at times. His personal tastes in music are in electronica and industrial rock, and include The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Nine Inch Nails (he loves that Trent Reznor is writing soundtracks!). When not in his office or in his man-cave, David enjoys skiing, hiking, the occasional game of golf, and sometimes just lounging by the pool. David lives with his wife and three children in Los Angeles, CA.

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