As more than 160,000 people descend of the city of Chicago this weekend for the headliner-laden Lollapalooza 2012 music festival, plenty of folks are sitting at home wishing they could go. Well, it turns out they kind of can: Nearly the entire Lollapalooza festival is streaming live online throughout the weekend thanks to YouTube.
This year’s Lollapalooza lineup is pretty impressive. It includes Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Afghan Whigs, Sigur Ros, The Sins, and many more. The stream of all of these artists and more started at 1:30 PM Chicago time (Central). It’s going out on two channels, so not every act is included (there are usually more than two acts playing at a time) but most of the big ones should be there.
YouTube streamed Lollapalooza last year, too. According to the video site’s blog post, visitors to the Lollapalooza channel spent an average of 47 minutes watching the festival steam online. Are you planning to top that this year? Head over to youtube.com/lollapalooza and rock out. Unfortunately, the videos are not embeddable.