#Beychella sets record for most simultaneous Coachella live streams

Beyoncé’s headlining set drew 75% more viewers than the 2017 edition of the festival.

April 17, 2018
#Beychella sets record for most simultaneous Coachella live streams Beyoncé performs at Coachell 2018. April 14, 2018.   Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

If it feels like everyone's still talking about Beyoncé's game-changing Coachella performance, it might be because more people than usual were watching online. In fact, Beyoncé's set drew "458k simultaneous viewers" on Coachella's YouTube live stream, the highest number since the festival began streaming itself, according to TMZ.

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The number is reportedly a 75% improvement for the festival over the 2017 headliner, Lady Gaga, who was Beyoncé's replacement after she announced her pregnancy with twins. All in all, the festival racked up "43.1 million live stream views in 232 countries," according to TMZ's sources, making it the most viewed music festival in YouTube's history.

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