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Want all of the music but none of the lines and desert dirt? Here’s how to livestream Coachella’s performances

The Coachella YouTube channel will live stream almost all performances of weekend two.

A wide shot photo of the stage at Coachella. There are hundreds of fans in the audience, artificial smoke on stage, and red and yellow lights.

The first weekend of Coachella provoked much discussion between Frank Ocean’s lackluster performance and Bad Bunny and BLACKPINK’s history making sets. If you missed out on the action last weekend and want to be in on the conversation, here’s how to stream weekend two’s performances.

Where can I watch the performances?

Coachella will be livestreaming almost all performances on their YouTube channel, as they’ve done since 2011. At the beginning of this year, Coachella and YouTube actually extended their contract through 2026, so fans won’t have to worry about how to stream performances for the next few years.

Each of Coachella’s six stages will have their own stream going, so make sure to check which stage your favorite artist is performing on before joining the livestream.

What time do the sets start?

The livestream will begin right as the acts start in Indio Valley. On Coachella’s website, you can find the breakout of when each artist will hit the stage. Additionally, the performances will be available to rewatch on YouTube after the set.

However, be prepared for sets to not start on time. BLACKPINK and Calvin Harris both reportedly began their sets 30 minutes late and Bad Bunny’s set experienced several technical issues, forcing the artist to sing parts of his set a capella.

Who should I tune into?

If you’re looking for new rock music, boygenius, who released their debut album less than a month ago, created a buzz for their mix of rock beats with deeply emotional lyrics. The trio — Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker — will be performing on Saturday on the Outdoor Theater stage from 8:10-9 p.m.

If you’re hoping to listen to guest musicians, look out for Kali Uchis’ set. Last weekend, the singer brought out Tyler, The Creator, Omar Apollo and Don Toliver to perform alongside her. Uchis will perform on Sunday from 6-6:50 p.m. on the Coachella Stage.

If you want a high performance quality, check out singer Charli XCX’s set on Saturday from 5:35-6:25 p.m. on the Coachella stage. The artist received much praise for her energetic, electrifying performance during weekend one.

But what about Frank Ocean?

While almost all artists were available through YouTube last weekend, Coachella’s arguably most notable headliner, Frank Ocean, was not live streamed. While his performance was originally slated to be aired on the channel, just hours before his performance YouTube tweeted that his performance would no longer be streamed.

On Wednesday, Ocean backed out of performing during weekend two, citing a leg injury. Blink-182 — who had their much-awaited comeback during weekend one — will fill Ocean’s performance slot, and as long as no major changes occur, the band should appear on Coachella’s livestream.