NO FOMO: When To Catch Beyoncé, The Weeknd & More On The Coachella Stream

Every year, thousands of Australians endure a crushing sense of Coachella FOMO. I have no empirical or factual evidence of this, but I thoroughly believe that when the flower-crown festival of music and headline-grabbing sets arrives each April, there’s a sharp uptake in 20somethings spending the weekend getting absolutely sloshed, trying to forget they’re missing Beyoncé.

For everyone else, there’s the Youtube stream. While Coachella doesn’t stream every single act that performs, they certainly try their hardest. In past years, they’ve had multiple streams at once – this year, so far they’ve confirmed they’re streaming 85 acts, including most of the big ones.

Here’s our guide to what time you should head to Youtube and have a dance party. We’ve also included the times of some of the biggest acts who haven’t been confirmed for streamings yet, because Coachella are still updating the list, which you can double check here. (I mean, as if they’re not putting Cardi B or Eminem on that stream, right? Right??)

FYI, All these times are AEDT. And while this seems obvious, I’ll specify – while Coachella runs Fri-Sun in the US, day 1 of the festival is on our Saturday, so I’ve organised the below by the days they’ll be on in Oz.

DAY 1 – Saturday

THE WEEKND, 4.25pm

As the first day’s headliner, we’re expecting big, big things – and hopefully a few guest appearances from his features.


PERFUME GENIUS 2.35-3.20pm

ST VINCENT 1.55-2.50pm

THE WAR ON DRUGS 1.30-2.25pm

KYGO 1.30-2.25pm


BLEACHERS 12.05-12.55pm



We’re pretty convinced they’ll be streaming SZA, considering her mass appeal. I really hope so, at least – after catching her in Sydney back in January, I can confirm that she’s completely engrossing live and one of those acts that you can’t help but sing along to every word with.

DAY 2 – Sunday

BEYONCE 4.05pm

After bowing out of headlining Coachella last year due to her pregnancy, Beyoncé has been rehearsing hard ahead of her re-do. We’re imagining something just below the theatrics of her 2016 Super Bowl performance. Trust us, it’ll be yuge.

ALT-J – 3.10pm


HAIM 2.15-3.05pm

FLEET FOXES 1.40-2.30pm

TYLER, THE CREATOR 12.55-1.45pm

TASH SULTANA 12.20-1.10pm

DAVID BYRNE 12.05-1.05pm

MØ 11.35am-12.25pm

ANGEL OLSEN 11.30am-12.15pm

BROCKHAMPTON 11.05am-12:00pm

CHROMEO 10.20-11.10am

NILE ROGERS & CHIC 8.55-9.55am

DAY 3 – Sneaky Monday stream at work

MIGOS 2.30pm

KAMAIYAH 2.20-3pm

FRENCH MONTANA 12.35-1.20pm


VANCE JOY 10.45-11.30am

JESSIE WARE 10.40-11.30am

ANIME 8.45-9.30am

MISSING IN ACTION: EMINEM 3.20pm, THE DRUMS 2.45pm, KING KRULE 1.30-2.20pm, PRINCESS NOKIA 12.50-1.40pm, CARDI B 12-1.35pm

Day 3 has quite a lot of big names missing from the streaming schedule – including Eminem, one of the headliners of the whole festival. We’re hoping it gets sorted: no doubt there will be stunts and shenanigans.

Happy streaming.

Image: VMAs