Nowadays, even the most antisocial of folks can attend a music festival — all from the comfort of their own computer chairs. The most recent example of this phenom? This weekend, Clear Channel Radio partners with Microsoft to stream the two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival exclusively on Xbox 360 — in HD.
That’s right, providing you have an Xbox 360, you can take in a variety of acts without even changing out of your manky sweat pants. Performers include: Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney, The Black Eyed Peas, Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Jane’s Addiction, Nicki Minaj, David Guetta, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Sublime with Rome, Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Sting and Jeff Beck.
The fest, which takes place from September 23-24, 2011, in Las Vegas — serves to kick off the launch of the new iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s recently revamped digital radio service (now with more customization).
Live-streaming festivals are becoming de rigueur of late — Pitchfork Music Festival, Coachella, and the iTunes Festival were all available online (or in-app) to name a few. What do you think of this trend? Would you watch a fest online?
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By Brenna Ehrlich