You can catch Coachella's lineup, surprise performances, even the Guns N' Roses reunion from your couch

If you prefer to avoid the crowds, expense and selfie overload at this year's Coachella, there's another solution for catching the great lineup: a livestream.

Southern California music festival streaming performances online during first weekend

Rapper Kanye West, left, makes a surprise appearance onstage Friday with A$AP Rocky at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Friday in Indio, Calif. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

If you prefer to avoid the crowds, expense and selfie overload at this year's Coachella music festival in southern California, there's another solution for catching the great lineup of musical acts: a livestream.

This year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which runs this weekend and next in Indio, Calif., will stream dozens of performances on YouTube during its first three days.

The popular music festival, which is attended by nearly 100,000 people each weekend including celebs like Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner, boasts highly anticipated headliners such as Guns N' Roses and rap artist Ice Cube, whose story with the group N.W.A. was the subject of the 2015 acclaimed film Straight Outta Compton.

The '80s and '90s rock band Guns N' Roses is partially reuniting at the festival Saturday night ahead of the group's scheduled North American tour this summer.

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      For those anxious to see whether frontman Axl Rose has really buried the hatchet with guitarist Slash after years of bad blood, you can watch the drama unfold from the comfort of your own couch.

      If you still can't get enough, check out the vibe at the festival through the photo gallery above.


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