Lollapalooza 2014 Pushes First Live Stream

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From August 1-3, Lollapalooza 2014 will dominate Grant Park in Chicago for a 3-day weekend festival (following a similar 3 day festival hosted by Pitchfork in July). Musical shenanigans are to be expected, and for the first time in the festival’s history Red Bull TV will be broadcasting a live stream of the event with 3 channels. The stream will feature backstage interviews and high quality footage of the 5 main stages. More than 100 artists will grace 5 different stages, there’s enough to keep audiences entertained for weeks. In total Red Bull will have over 200 hours of footage for the live stream, which beams out to computers, mobile devices, Xbox360, and Kindle Fire. Indie-pop and electronic music appear to be the dominant genres. Flume, Darkside, Jagwar Ma, Foster the People, Chance the Rapper, Eminem, Calvin Harris, and Phantogram are just a few of the many acts to expect live sets from. Sal Masekela, best known for his role as a host on Red Bull Signature Series on NBC Sports, will host the live stream, covering exclusive artist interviews,behind-the-stage access, unique point-of-view covers, and festival highlights.

Who’s playing?
For your convenience, the Encyclopedia of Music compiled a tentative list of some of the artists set to perform at Lollapalooza 2014, organized by stage.
Performing on the Bud Light Stage
August 1st: Arctic Monkeys, Temples, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Interpol, and Lorde
August 2nd: Calvin Harris, Vance Joy, Kate Nash, GROUPLOVE, and Spoon
August 3rd: Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Chromeo, Childish Gambino, Skrillex, and Bomba Estéreo
Performing on the Samsung Galaxy Stage
August 1st: Eminem, Francisca Valenzuela, Bombay Bicycle Club, Broken Bells, and Portugal. The Man
August 2nd: Outkast, Jungle, Phosphorescent, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Foster the People
August 3rd: Kings of Leon, Jhené Aiko, White Denim, Cage the Elephant, and The Avett Brothers
Performing on the Palladia Stage
August 1st: AFI, San Fermin, Lucius, Hozier (replaced Dmitri Vegas and Like Mike), and Sander Kleinienberg
August 2nd: Nas, Papa, Parquet Courts, John Butler Trio, Joachim Garraud
August 3rd: Run the Jewels, Rebelution, Kausea, and Kongos
Performing on the Lake Shore Stage
August 1st: The So So Glos, Kodaline, Warpaint, Chvrches, Lykke Li
August 2nd: The Temper Trap, The Districts, Wildcat! Wildcat!, and The Head and the Heart
August 3rd: London Grammar, Bear Hands,Glen Hansard, Young the Giant, and The Bleachers
Performing on the The Grove Stage
August 1st: The Kooks, Jagwar Ma, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Into It. Over It., Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange, Rudimental, and Phantogram
August 2nd: Ratking, Typhoon, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Benjamin Booker, Meg Myers, Rich Homie Quan, Smallpools, Jenny Lewis, and cut/copy
August 3rd: RAC, The 1975, Gemini Club, NONONO, The Airborne Toxic Event, Flume, Darkside, and Shy Girls

The livestream schedule, posted yesterday, can be found here.  For more info on Lollapalooza you can peruse the official festival lineup here, stream Lollapalooza when it goes live on Red Bull TV here, and if you’re so inclined, test drive the Red Bull mobile app here. You can also scope this list of the 15 performances you can’t miss if you’re going to Lollapalooza this year.