Few would contest that Coachella has become one of the most influential events in music. This year, tickets sold out in less than an hour. Media outlets have been covering the festival for the big-name acts, larger than life performances, and fashion statements made by the artists and fans alike.
While many fans were unable to make this year’s celebration, Youtube has been working on giving us the next best experience: attending the festival virtually. Last year, the video giant introduced 360° videos that allow fans to watch performances from all angles by moving the camera around. This feature engaged countless fans unable to attend the event.
Youtube is continuing to upgrade their methods of attending Coachella in spirit. The company is beginning 360° Live Streams, a feature that will be accessible the second weekend of Coachella. Performances will be aired live in 360° and offer the user to see live shows from all angles to. Take a look at some of the footage from Youtube’s 360° technology below.
Unfortunately, your favorite act may not necessary be available through Livestream 360° – only select artists will be live streamed via Youtube. According to Pitchfork, the list includes Run the Jewels, the Kills, and Matt & Kim will all be available to view in 360°.
Youtube has also been working on “spatial audio,” which will play audio all levels dependent on real-life sources. Says YouTube’s Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan:
“Just as watching a concert in 360° 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,”