Beyoncé's Second Coachella Performance Won't Be Livestreamed
Beyoncé‘s second performance at Coachella music festival may be a bit different this time around. This weekend, her set won’t be streaming on YouTube. There are currently no sites legally streaming Beyonce’s performance, nor are there plans to re-air it, a rep for the artist told Variety. “It was a one-time livestream,”
“Unfortunately the livestream is not available on demand,” a rep for YouTube also told Variety.
Back-up dancer Jo’Artis Mijo Ratti revealed to Variety, “Yeah, we’re switching up a couple things, so there could still be a wow factor.”
Ratti revealed that Beyoncé and the team took did months of rehearsals and put in extensive research for the homage to HBCUs in her first Coachella set from the pair of headlining performances.
“To come in on my first day [of rehearsals] in March and see that the concept was dealing with HBCUs? That was a bit of a process,” Ratti told Variety. “Every day, I took time to be thankful for this opportunity. We’re in America and we already know what we’re dealing with [as African-Americans and in the current political environment], which is why the Divine Nine was built. So to see it presented at Coachella, I was like, ‘Woah. These people have no idea what’s about to happen — they won’t even understand it.’”
Last weekend’s livestream broke Coachella’s previous viewership records by at least 75 percent. With more than 41 million live views, this year’s livestream drew its largest audience ever. Queen Bey’s set is the most viewed Coachella performance in history.