This weekend's Bestival will be streamed live on YouTube. Those who can't make the trek to the Isle of Wight can experience the action from the comfort of their own living room, watching and listening online.
Artists including New Order, the xx, Azealia Banks and Bat for Lashes will broadcast their sets on Bestival's official YouTube channel, accessible in real time via laptop, iPhone or any internet-connected device. Although there's too much at Bestival to show absolutely everything, most acts from the Main Stage and Big Top will be featured in the stream, with a detailed daily programme posted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
"I've been watching festivals such as Coachella and Tomorrowland on YouTube and loving the futuristic new angle on showing festivals in a different light," said Bestival organiser Rob da Bank. "We're really pleased that Bestival is the first UK festival to go down this route."
Following the live performances, individual songs from many acts will be preserved on Bestival's YouTube channel. The weekend's highlights will be available online for 90 days; the on-demand videos may include tunes by Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Emeli Sandé and Orbital.
A handful of tickets are still available for Bestival, which takes place from 6 to 9 September at Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park, near Newport, Isle of Wight.
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