Coachella documentary set for YouTube Originals

YouTube will livestream both weekends for the tenth year

In celebration of Coachella’s 20th anniversary, YouTube Originals is partnering with Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for a feature-length documentary, called Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert. It’s set to premiere March 31st. The announcement comes on the heels of Coachella’s official 2020 lineup, released last week, featuring Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean.

A documentary feature two decades in the making, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert opens up the vault for the very first time to present the performances and behind-the-scenes stories that shaped the music festival. The film gives a rare look at Coachella’s colorful beginning, presents exclusive, never-before-seen footage and interviews, and features key performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Travis Scott, BLACKPINK, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against The Machine, Pixies, Swedish House Mafia, Jane’s Addiction, Björk, The White Stripes, Madonna, Moby, Beck, Radiohead and more.

YouTube has also announce that it will return for the tenth year in a row as the official playlist and live stream partner for both weekends of Coachella. This year, YouTube Premium members will receive exclusive Coachella perks, including access to a members-only allocation of passes for purchase. As general on sale Weekend 1 passes are sold out, YouTube Premium members are one of the only groups with access to this limited supply. YouTube continues to take the magic of Coachella beyond the Indio desert and into the homes and phones of millions of people around the world, providing a global stage for artists and fans to connect with live stream performances from headliners to some of the biggest artists on the rise.

Coachella returns to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA for two weekends set for April 10th – 12th and April 17th – 19th. Pre-sales for Weekend 2 are underway. If available, they will be opening tickets to the public at 3 pm PT on Monday, January 6th.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.