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Bestival to be streamed live across YouTube

Coverage of this year’s Bestival music festival will be broadcast live over the internet after a landmark deal. The event, which is held annually on the Isle of Wight, will be broadcasting across video site YouTube, with 40 acts set to be available to global viewers during the event. It is the first time a UK music festival will be streamed over the Google-owned media site.

The announcement means that the two-day festival will be available live via YouTube across September 7-9 as continuing coverage of the two main stages are broadcast across the world. Acts to be streamed over the video-sharing site include Stevie Wonder, New Order, Florence + The Machine and Sigur Ross. A selection of performances will also be available to watch for 90 days following the end of the festival.

The announcement provides further insight into the way which technology can bring fans closer to their music heroes. Indeed, in the past, YouTube have streamed live concerts from the likes of U2 and Regina Spektor, as well as dramatic performances and political events.

Here at Soundnet, we’re always keen to see how technology can be used to bring music fans a more interactive experience. In 2012, we announced a ground-breaking partnership with music social network Last.Fm and we are constantly looking at innovations in the way our digital jukeboxes can be used (from seasonal competitions to a massive range of music videos). Get in touch with one of the Soundnet team to discover more about our innovative approach to music and technology. Alternatively, you can find more about our digital jukeboxes here.

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