BLACKPINK & 45 Other Acts To Live Stream 2019 Coachella Performances In NYC's Times Square
BLACKPINK is making another history for the K-pop world. Aside for being the first K-pop female group to perform in the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, their performance is also the first in the Korean entertainment industry to be live streamed in New York City's Times Square.
YouTube has confirmed that the performances of BLACKPINK and 45 other acts will be streamed by the video sharing platform at Times Square. This marks the ninth year that YouTube will be live streaming from the concert festival. However, it is the first time it will continue to roll its coverage into the second weekend of the festival and will be streaming in Times Square.
Earlier this year, BLACKPINK has been confirmed to perform in the 2019 Coachella Festival. Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa will be making their Coachella debut on April 12 and their performance will hit the biggest screen in the Times Square at 11:50 PM ET.
The other performances that are confirmed to be streamed in Times Square's "The Beast" screen are that from Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Blood Orange, Janelle Monáe, The 1975, and more. The full list of artists who will go on a live stream can be checked on Coachella's official YouTube channel here.
The 2019 Coachella Festival is set on April 12-14 and April 19-21 at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. This year's headliners are Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande. It is expected that headliner performances will be live streamed as well.
YouTube's live stream during Coachella's first weekend starts on April 12 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and runs through the weekend. It will pick up again on April 19 and ends on April 21.
"Fans tuning in will have their choice of three live stream feeds with different artists performing simultaneously. Programming starts at 4 p.m. PT on Friday, April 12, and runs through the weekend. To ensure you don't miss your favorite performance, personalized viewing schedules can be created and live stream channels will automatically change to artists selected by fans," Coachella said in a press release.
In 2018 Coachella, more than 41 million people tuned in to YouTube to watch the performances remotely of the festival's opening weekend. It was a 75 percent increase from viewership in 2017. This year, K-pop group BLACKPINK is expected is to attract more viewers on YouTube's live stream.
BLACKPINK earlier dropped their latest mini-album, titled Kill This Love, along with the lead track of the same name. YouTube has already confirmed that "Kill This Love" has smashed the record set Ariana Grande's "Thank you, next" when it recorded 56.7 million views in just 24 hours.