SiriusXM Launches Coachella Radio Channel
April 11, 2016 at 1:41 PM (PT)
SIRIUSXM announced that it will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of live performances and interviews from the COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, and is launching COACHELLA RADIO from APRIL 11th through 28th.
The limited-run channel will feature music by artists who will be performing at COACHELLA 2016 leading up to the festival, APRIL 15th through 17th and then again 22nd through 24th.
COACHELLA RADIO will then provide continuous coverage of the festival both weekends with live performances, artist interviews and reports from backstage and the festival grounds as well as exclusive COACHELLA news and happenings. Select performances will also air on other SiriusXM channels including ELECTRIC AREA, ALT NATION, THE SPECTRUM and more. SIRIUSXM was the first radio broadcaster to broadcast COACHELLA live in 2015.
SIRIUSXM President/Chief Content Officer SCOTT GREENSTEIN commented: “Broadcasting the live performances and interviews from COACHELLA will give SIRIUSXM listeners, no matter where they are, the feeling of being somehow magically transported to this seminal live music event. We are thrilled to again be the exclusive radio broadcaster of this influential festival as COACHELLA RADIO offers listeners unique access to performances, backstage interviews and more.”
SIRIUSXM’s COACHELLA RADIO will launch on channel 18 on MONDAY, APRIL 11th at 5p (ET) and will air through THURSDAY, APRIL 28TH. The channel will also be available through the SIRIUSXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTIS FESTIVAL’s 2016 lineup will include LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, ELLIE GOULDING, SUFJAN STEVENS, JACK U, M83, UNDERWORLD, THE KILLS, GUNS N' ROSES, ICE CUBE, DISCLOSURE, ZEDD, A$AP ROCKY, CHVRCHES, HALSEY, JAMES BAY, CALVIN HARRIS, SIA, MAJOR LAZER, FLUME, BEACH HOUSE and more. For more details about broadcast times go to SiriusXM.com/coachella.