YouTube goes live Outside with Dave Matthews

August 26, 2009

YouTube is getting together with the organizers of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival to bring the show live to its users in the U.S. starting this Friday Aug 28th through to Sunday Aug 30th.

Top of the bill is Dave Mathews Band along with Jason Mraz, Raphael Saddiq, Thievery Corporation and many others all performing at the event in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The live webcast will feature on and fans will also be able to access an archive of selected performances and highlights on YouTube’s Outside Lands channel.

It’s the first major music festival on YouTube, though it has previously streamed its own live music event called YouTube Live which celebrated some of the community’s own discovered stars and artists.

(Photo: Dave Matthew in Buenos Aires/Reuters)


We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see

Live events offer great opportunities to generate revenue for content producers and aggregators through advertising, sponsorships, and even paid subscriptions. And Outside Lands isn’t the only festival to stream live online in the coming weeks. This Labor Day weekend, over 20 hours of the three-day LifeLight Music Festival, which was attended by over 300,000 people last year, will be streamed live using the Endavo Media Internet TV Platform. Check it out at

Posted by Wellons | Report as abusive

Dear Writer,
This article is very lovely to read for further and further for update noting.
Very encouraging news from you tube website.
Surely,this proposed lively music festivals will bring many music lovers,fans and many notable mass media team will be in this spots.
We will hear all lively music videos through you tube website.
It will be shared by many and attractive comments will be pouring.
Hereafter,you tube bases will be astonishingly will be widespread to entire world.
This is a very good move by this website for smashing other music websites by gentle manners.
There is a proverb says that,just throwing one stone a mango tree, we will get many mangoes.
The above adages suits here.
Thanks for reporting a latest message from you.

Posted by krishnamurthi ramachandran | Report as abusive

Nice article, thanks!

Posted by Alex | Report as abusive

Pretty awesome! Youtube will start doing more live presentations as everyone upgrade to highspeed bandwidth with Verizon. They will soon be showing live sports games as well

Posted by SEO | Report as abusive