In celebration of the music festival’s 20th anniversary, YouTube Originals has announced it is partnering with Coachella for a feature-length documentary titled Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, set to premiere March 31. The announcement comes on the heels of Coachella’s official 2020 lineup and with news that YouTube is back as the exclusive live stream partner for both weekends of the festival.
A documentary feature two decades in the making, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert opens up the vault for the very first time to present the performances and behind-the-scenes stories that shaped the music festival. The film gives a rare look at Coachella’s colorful beginning, presents exclusive, never-before-seen footage and interviews, and features key performances from some of the biggest names in music, including Billie Eilish, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Travis Scott, BLACKPINK, LCD Soundsystem, Rage Against The Machine, Pixies, Swedish House Mafia, Jane’s Addiction, Björk, The White Stripes, Madonna, Moby, Beck, Radiohead and more.
YouTube also announced that it will return for the tenth year in a row as the official playlist and live stream partner for both weekends of Coachella. This year, YouTube Premium members will receive exclusive Coachella perks, including access to a members-only allocation of passes for purchase. As general on-sale Weekend 1 passes are sold out, YouTube Premium members are one of the only groups with access to this limited supply.
Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert is produced and directed by Chris Perkel. Raymond Leon Roker and Paul Tollett serve as executive producers. The documentary is a Goldenvoice and Hamsterdam production, in association with AEG Studios.
Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted, YouTube Originals, and Margaret Burris, Development Lead, YouTube Originals oversee Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert for the global platform.
Lyor Cohen is the Global Head of Music for YouTube. Ali Rivera serves as Head of Artist Partnerships and Live Music.