Hulu is continuing on its partnership with Live Nation and C3 Presents as the company announces it will be the official streaming platform for Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits throughout 2022 and 2023.
Hulu had streamed Lollapalooza in 2021, with the newly announced expansion now including C3 Presents largest festivals. Select performances from the events will be streamed throughout each day of the festival, with two streaming channels being made available for performances taking place Friday through Sunday of each festival. For Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, only one streaming channel will be available on Thursday of each event.
“Hulu and Live Nation are both committed to delivering exceptional entertainment to fans, so we are thrilled to be collaborating with them, again, as we expand our offering to include these three legendary festivals,” Joe Early, President of Hulu, said in a statement. “Each event is unique, but all three bring people together for incredible music, artistry, and experiences, which we are fortunate to be able to share with Hulu subscribers.”
Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits serve as three of the biggest events on C3 Presents’ roster. Bonnaroo is set to take place June 16-19 as it returns to the farm in Manchester, Tenn. for the first time since 2019, with Lollapalooza occurring July 28-31 and Austin City Limits will return for two weekends from Oct. 7-9 and 14-16.
“The demand for live music is at an all-time high and the live experience has never been more connected to digital,” Charlie Walker of C3 Presents said in a statement. “By expanding our partnership with Hulu, even more fans will be able to tune into each of these incredible festival experiences in real-time and enjoy live performances from their favorite artists with the fans on-site.”
C3 Presents’ Charlie Walker, Charles Attal and Amy Corbin were all named one of Pollstar‘s Impact 50 in 2022, with the three appearing on the cover. Last year, Lollapalooza served as the first major festival to come back following the COVID-19 shutdowns, with the event assumed to become a superspreader. However, all the fears surrounding the festival never came to fruition as the event took place in-between the Delta and Omicron surges.
“Timing is everything,” Walker told Pollstar of the return.
This year’s Bonnaroo will see performances from Stevie Nicks, Machine Gun Kelly, The Chicks, Roddy Ricch, J. Cole and more. Lollapalooza will feature Metallica, Due Lipa, Green Day, Doja Cat and more, while Austin City Limits will include Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!NK, The Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, Flume, Paramore, Lil Nas X and more.