Youtube Reveals Coachella Live 360-Degree Video Webcast

You may have caught weekend one of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival streaming live via YouTube on LiveList last weekend. Once again, music fans will be able to stream weekend 2 of the festival held April 22-24 — but this weekend will be a little bit different. Parts of the live stream will be shown in 360-degree live video.

YouTube’s 360-degree live concert experience drops on Wednesday, April 20 via a partnership with The Vergewho will be presenting a performance by D∆WN – R&B vocalist Dawn Richard. Similar to last weekend’s Coachella webcast, the 4/20 event will be available on LiveList, YouTube iOS and Android applications, and via Google’s Cardboard headset. YouTube also released information on its new spatial audio setting for on-demand video.

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“Just as watching a concert in 360 degrees can give you an unmatched immersive experience, spatial audio allows you to listen along as you do in real life, where depth, distance and intensity all play a role,” wrote Youtube chief product officer Neal Mohan. “What excites me most about 360-degree storytelling is that it lets us open up the world’s experiences to everyone. Students can now experience news events in the classroom as they unfold. Travelers can experience faraway sites and explorers can deep-sea dive, all without the physical constraints of the real world. And today’s kids dreaming of going to a basketball game or a concert can access those experiences firsthand, even if they’re far away from the court. What were once limited experiences are now available to anyone, anywhere, at any time.”

Watch the second weekend stream HERE.


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