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How To Stream Music Festivals 2023

Bring the concert to your living room! We’ve compiled a guide to the year’s biggest music festivals available to stream online.

Music festivals are back in full swing, and you can stream some of the most popular ones from wherever you are.

In 2023, three prolific festivals—Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits—are exclusively available to stream live on Hulu. All you need is a basic Hulu subscription (starting at $7.99 a month).

Keep scrolling for more details on each festival—including an expanded list of other key music events happening this year.

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How to watch Bonnaroo live

The 2023 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival occurred June 15–18 in Manchester, Tennessee. The four-day event featured electronic, rap, and rock headliners like Zeds Dead, Kendrick Lamar, and Foo Fighters.

The festival streamed live on Hulu across two separate channels. Unfortunately, none of last year’s performances are available on demand through Hulu. But you can find select recaps on YouTube.

How to watch Lollapalooza live

Lollapalooza returned to Hulu for a third year on Thursday, August 3. Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, hosted the four-day festival with over 170 bands playing across nine stages.

While Hulu hosted Lollapalooza in the past, none of those live sets are available to watch on demand through the streaming service. But you can find many past performances on each artist’s YouTube page. (We frequently rewatch Tyler, The Creator’s 2021 Lolla set for its pure, contagious energy.)

How to watch Austin City Limits live

Hulu will provide live-streaming coverage of the Austin City Limits Music Festival during the first two weekends in October 2023. Produced by C3 Presents, the 2023 edition will feature headliners like Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and Mumford & Sons.

2023 music festival schedule

Many music festivals are returning to the stage in 2023. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite ones in the table below.

Not every event is available to watch online, but some may offer remote viewing options. For instance, both weekends of Coachella 2023 will stream on YouTube, while BBC iPlayer is the streaming home of Glastonbury Festival.

Festival Dates Headliners How to stream
Rolling Loud California March 3–5 Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, Future, and Lil Wayne
SXSW Music Festival March 13–19 New Order, Tangerine Dream, and Killer Mike SXSW TV
Dreamville Festival April 1–2 Usher, Burna Boy, and J. Cole with Drake Prime Video
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 14–16 and 21–23 Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Frank Ocean YouTube
The Governor's Ball Music Festival June 9–11 Lizzo, ODESZA, and Kendrick Lamar Twitch
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 15–18 Zeds Dead, Liquid Stranger, Kendrick Lamar, ODESZA, and Foo Fighters Hulu
Summerfest June 22–24, June 29–July 1, and July 6–8 Eric Church, Dave Matthews Band, Ava Max, and Imagine Dragons N/A
Glastonbury Festival June 23–25 Arctic Monkeys, Guns N' Roses, Elton John, and Lizzo BBC iPlayer*
Summer Smash Festival June 23–25 Kid Cudi, Future, and Playboi Carti N/A
ESSENCE Festival June 29–July 3 Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion Hulu
Rolling Loud Miami July 21–23 Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky Prime Video, Twitch
Pitchfork Music Festival July 21–23 Alvvays, Weyes Blood, and Bon Iver, YouTube
Lollapalooza August 3–6 Billie Eilish, Karol G, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Lana Del Rey Hulu
Austin City Limits Music Festival October 6–8 and 13–15 Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and Mumford & Sons Hulu

*Requires VPN for non-UK viewers.

Past music festival schedules

Festival Dates Headliners How to stream
SXSW Music Festival March 14–20, 2022 Beck, Dolly Parton, and Shawn Mendes SXSW TV
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival April 15–17 and 22–24, 2022 Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, and Swedish House Mafia w/ The Weeknd YouTube
The Governor's Ball Music Festival June 10–12, 2022 Kid Cudi, Halsey, and J. Cole Twitch
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival June 16–19, 2022 J. Cole, Tool, and Stevie Nicks Hulu
Glastonbury Festival June 22–26, 2022 Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, and Kendrick Lamar BBC iPlayer*
Summerfest June 23–25, June 30–July 2, and July 7–9, 2022 Machine Gun Kelly, Halsey, Jason Aldean, and Justin Bieber N/A
ESSENCE Festival July 1–3, 2022 Nicki Minaj, Janet Jackson, and New Edition Hulu
Pitchfork Music Festival July 15–17, 2022 The National, Mitski, and The Roots, YouTube, Twitter
Rolling Loud Miami July 22–24, 2022 Kid Cudi, Future, and Kendrick Lamar Twitch
Newport Folk Festival July 22–24, 2022 Deer Tick, Marcus Mumford & Friends, and Lucius N/A
Lollapalooza July 28–31, 2022 Metallica, Dua Lipa, and Green Day Hulu
Mo Pop Festival July 30–31, 2022 Glass Animals and Big Sean N/A
AFROPUNK Brooklyn September 10–11, 2022 Burna Boy and The Roots Twitch
Life Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival September 16–18, 2022 Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, and Lorde Twitch
Firefly Festival September 22–25, 2022 Halsey, My Chemical Romance, Green Day, and Dua Lipa TikTok
Rolling Loud New York September 23–25, 2022 Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, and Future Twitch
Austin City Limits Music Festival October 7–9 and 14–16, 2022 Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lil Nas X, and Kacey Musgraves Hulu

*Requires VPN for non-UK viewers.

Other ways to watch live concerts

Live virtual concerts aren’t as popular as in 2020 and 2021. But there are still several ways to watch full music shows online.

YouTube is one of the most accessible websites to stream live music. Its YouTube Music streaming service populates a free Live Performances playlist, featuring anything from award show performances to studio sessions.

Streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Max, and Netflix also host several on-demand concert films and documentaries. But Paramount+ is the go-to destination if you want MTV and VH1 content like MTV Unplugged and Behind the Music.

How to stream music festivals FAQ

Can you stream Coachella?

Yes, you can stream live performances from Coachella on YouTube for free. In early 2023, Coachella and YouTube expanded their partnership through 2026.

Can you watch Lollapalooza for free?

No, you can’t watch Lollapalooza for free. You’ll need a Hulu subscription to tune in, but sometimes the streaming service offers a 30-day free trial.

Is the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Hulu?

Yes, you can watch the iHeartRadio Music Festival with a Hulu + Live TV subscription. The two-day event airs on The CW, a local channel available in over 200 U.S. TV markets.

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