May 27, 2011

Public stations producing live webcasts from Primavera, Sasquatch Music festivals

Public media stations are producing live webcasts from two major music festivals this Memorial Day weekend. New Jersey's WFMU returns to Barcelona, Spain, for the Primavera Sound Festival, presenting two days of live concerts that began at 3 p.m. ET today with Suicide, the influential protopunk duo. (Listen and chat with other music fans here.) Seattle's KEXP and NPR Music launch three days of coverage of the Gorge Amphitheatre's Sasquatch Music Festival tomorrow at 3:25 ET.

This is the first time that NPR Music has taken its web listeners to Sasquatch. In addition to KEXP, three radio stations are participating in the festivalcast: KUT in Austin, Texas; Oregon's OPB Music; and The Current from Minneapolis.

WFMU has produced live coverage from Primavera for three years, and offers an archive of festival performances going back to 2009 here.

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