This weekend enjoy #Lazypalooza, aka Lollapalooza, live from your couch

You don’t need to be in Chicago to know that this weekend’s live stream of Lollapalooza on YouTube is kind of a big deal. Starting Friday at 2:30 p.m. CST, you can catch the streaming sets from 20+ artists live from Grant Park in your living room.

From Friday’s kickoff with Icona Pop (we love it), to Nine Inch Nails’ first U.S. performance since 2009, to Steve Aoki and The Cure closing out the weekend on Sunday, it’s all on YouTube.


Based on search trends, “lollapalooza live” is already the top related search terms to Lolla, which shows that you expect to see a music event like this live on YouTube. And the fastest rising search is for “arctic monkeys lollapalooza,” which means they must have really left an impression on you in 2011. 

Being lazy never sounded so good.

Craig McFadden, YouTube Partner Development - Label & Artist Relations, recently watched “Avicii - Wake Me Up (Official Video).”

YouTube brings you Lollapalooza live all weekend

Here at YouTube we love putting you in the front row of amazing concert experiences, from Coachella to Jane’s Addiction. Starting at 11:30am PT today we’ll be livestreaming the 20th anniversary Lollapalooza music festival with dozens of the best performances, brought to you by Dell and AMD. We’ll also have a host of your favorite YouTube stars on location, reporting behind-the-scenes throughout the weekend.

What can you expect? We kick off the day with British sensations The Vaccines, before the Smith Westerns play a homecoming set in their native Chicago at 1:30pm. Don’t miss Bright Eyes at 4:30pm and then see a little band called Coldplay round up the evening starting at 6:15pm.

All eyes will be on My Morning Jacket as Saturday night’s headliners, but keep a hole in your afternoon to watch Walk the Moon at 12:15pm and Beats Antique 5:15pm, who also recorded these videos from the road:

Clear your schedule for Sunday, because it’s a stormer, from opener Imelda May through to the mighty Foo Fighters, via an eclectic lineup including Portugal. The Man (3pm) Explosions in the Sky (5pm) and Damian “Jr Gong” Marley & Nas (5:15pm).

If that’s still not enough for your eyes and ears, some of YouTube’s popular stars will be on the ground at Grant Park, bringing you behind the scenes reports and interviews with the artists. Subscribe to ShayCarl, NicePeter, LisaNova and CTFxC for a true insight into what’s happening off stage.

You can also see the full webcast schedule on the Lollapalooza channel, and get updates throughout the weekend via @youtube on Twitter.

Tim Partridge, YouTube Music Marketing Manager, recently watched “Foo Fighters Garage Tour Full Length.”