Live music is a beautiful thing. It’s unpredictable, it’s sweaty and crowded -- and it’s LOUD. It’s also the best way to really get to know an artist -- if they can deliver the magic live, they may hook you for life.

That’s why YouTube is so pleased to present Lollapalooza Music Festival, in partnership with Dell, streaming all weekend on youtube.com/lollapalooza. The festival that helped launch alternative music in the 1990s has become a cornerstone of the summer music festivals, and this year fans will be treated to an incredible array of artists over three days, starting today at 11:30am PT.



The artist lineup is nothing short of epic: you’ll see growing artists Michael Kiwanuka, GIVERS and Gary Clark Jr. rubbing shoulders with crowd favorites like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avicii, The Shins, Florence + the Machine and Jack White. There will even be a few reunions in the mix -- the Afghan Whigs and At The Drive-In are both back together for the occasion. (Insert fist pump here.) Be sure to check out the full schedule.



Live shows by artists like U2, Kenny Chesney and Coldplay have drawn millions of viewers to YouTube, and last year’s Lollapalooza webcast saw viewers spending an average of 44 minutes watching the show. We look forward to keeping you glued to your screen again this year.

So get your dancing shoes on, and remember: Lollapalooza kicks off today at 11:30am PT. We want you there.

Sarah Bardeen, music community manager, recently watched “Lollapalooza: Rain or Shine (Timelapse).”