NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SiriusXM announced today that it will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of live performances and interviews from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
In advance of Coachella, SiriusXM will launch Coachella Radio on April 11. The limited-run channel will feature music by artists who will be performing at Coachella 2016 leading up to the festival. 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.
"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," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. "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 11 at 5:00 pm ET and will air through Thursday, April 28. The channel will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. Select performances will also air on other channels including Electric Area, Alt Nation, The Spectrum and more.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts 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 many more.
For more details about broadcast times go to SiriusXM.com/coachella.
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