LOS ANGELES, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — For the second consecutive year, AXS TV will broadcast the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, anchored by unforgettable performances from some of the biggest names in music. Featuring over 21 hours of live coverage, the network gives viewers an exclusive front-of-the-line pass to one of the largest, best-known and most popular music festivals in the United States, from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. The festival will air each evening, starting at 9pE/6pP.
Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, the three-day cultural phenomenon boasts an eclectic blend of mainstream acts, underground favorites, up-and-comers, and icons, spanning a wide array of genres and decades. Friday’s live coverage features an all-star lineup that includes critically acclaimed rock heroes Alabama Shakes (“Hold On,” “You Ain’t Alone”); Swedish alt-pop singer Lykke Li (“Little Bit,” “No Rest for the Wicked”); post-punk sextet The War on Drugs (“Lost in the Dream”); psychobilly legend Reverend Horton Heat (“Baddest of the Bad”); and blossoming hip-hop artist Azealia Banks (“Ice Princess”).
Then, on Saturday, April 18, GRAMMY®-winning rock n’ roll renaissance man Jack White (“That Black Hat Licorice,” “Blunderbuss”) takes the stage; along with English electro-rockers Alt-J (“Hunger of the Pine”); rap duo Run the Jewels (“Lie, Cheat, Steal”); Southern soul seven-piece St. Paul and the Broken Bones (“Half the City”); and experimental folk rocker Father John Misty (“I Love You, Honeybear”). The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, April 19, with indie queen St. Vincent (“Birth in Reverse”); neo-pop trendsetters Fitz & the Tantrums (“Out of My League”); rising Country star Sturgill Simpson (“You Can Have the Crown”); indie folk artist Vance Joy (“Riptide”); and synthpop singer St. Lucia (“Elevate”).
In conjunction with AXS TV’s season of music festivals, Coachella viewers will be able to access special festival-specific content on an all-new interactive microsite via www.axs.tv/festivals. Using a broadcast alert center, social media updates, in-depth blog posts, minute-by-minute broadcast lineups, and a social interaction page, viewers will be able to stay updated on breaking news from all of their favorite acts, ensuring they won’t miss a second of their most anticipated performances.
AXS TV’s daily broadcast line-up for Coachella is as follows (subject to change)-Additional artists to be announced:
Friday, April 17 Saturday, April 18 Sunday, April 19
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Alabama Shakes Jack White St. Lucia
Lykke Li Alt-J St. Vincent
The War on Drugs Run the Jewels Fitz & the Tantrums
Reverend Horton Heat St. Paul and the Broken
Bones Sturgill Simpson
Azealia Banks Father John Misty Vance Joy
ABOUT AXS TV
AXS TV is the cable industry’s leading general entertainment network for event programming, and the premier destination for some of the nation’s biggest music festivals in 2015. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing groundbreaking music programming, stand-up comedy performances from today’s top comedians, and hard-hitting mixed martial arts promotions. Boasting over 70 hours of exclusive live broadcasts of premier music festivals in 2015 (featuring Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach Country Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Rock on the Range Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival), the HD channel heavily concentrates on bringing the industry’s biggest names directly into their viewers’ homes, for the ultimate front row experience. Other hit network franchises include THE X FACTOR UK and original programs such as THE BIG INTERVIEW with Dan Rather; THE WORLD’S GREATEST TRIBUTE BANDS, GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE, ART MANN PRESENTS, AXS TV FIGHTS and INSIDE MMA.
AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram; Tumblr; Cyber Dust and YouTube.