We know what you might be thinking today: How do I watch Beyoncé at Coachella this year? We’re so glad you asked. Those of us who didn’t buy tickets to the festival have nothing to worry about, because YouTube will be exclusively live-streaming the festival so fans can tune in from the comfort of their own homes. Because sweating in the desert all day is overrated.
YouTube will be broadcasting four separate live-streams, with each one featuring different artists. The best part? It’s absolutely free via desktop, mobile, and TV. But make sure to tune in this weekend (April 13th-15th) because Coachella’s second weekend (April 20th-22nd) will not be available for streaming.
And you don’t want to miss it, either. Beyoncé will finally hit the stage in Indio, California, one year after dropping out of the festival due to her twin pregnancy.
On Tuesday, April 10th, festival organizers released the official set times for Beyoncé and other performers, which gives us enough time to get organized. Queen Bey is currently slated to perform at 11:05 PM PST on Saturday, April 14th, which is 2:05 AM EST on April 15th for those of us on the East Coast.
It’s fine…we’ll take a quick nap beforehand.
Other artists whose sets will be streamed live include The Weeknd, Tyler, the Creator, Migos, St. Vincent, Brockhampton, Kamasi Washington, Kamaiyah, Moses Sumney, Perfume Genius, Alvvays, Haim, and more. The streams will be available on Coachella’s official YouTube page.
So, what songs will Beyoncé perform? While no one knows for sure, we strongly suspect she’ll sing at least a few songs from her Lemonade album, as well as the remix to J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” and maybe her duet rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” Of course, we’re also holding out hope at the possibility of a Destiny’s Child reunion, forever and always.
And who knows, maybe Jay-Z will drop by Beyoncé’s set, too. We can’t wait to find out this coming Saturday, April 14th.