Lollapalooza live stream presented this year by YouTube

The annual Lollapalooza Music Festival is getting underway in Chicago today, but if you can't make it, you're not being left out entirely. Just like last year, YouTube will be streaming the entire event, and all you need to do to check it out is head over to YouTube's Lollapalooza channel. YouTube's coverage of the festival has already started, and will run through Sunday, August 5. Convenient, no?

Of course, watching streaming video over the Internet isn't as good as actually being there, but at least this way you get to see the acts without being out in the heat all day. YouTube has two different Lollapalooza channels you can switch between at will, with a handy little guide on the side of the page to tell you what's happening on both channels. There's also a comment stream you can watch, with comments coming in constantly from people using Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and YouTube.

This year's Lollapalooza is one that you don't want to miss, with acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jack White, and The Black Keys headlining the event. Never you fear, hipsters of the world, as there will also be plenty of up-and-coming acts performing at the festival. Check out YouTube's promotional video for the live stream below to get a better idea of which bands will be playing, or go to YouTube's Lollapalooza channel to see a full line-up.

We have to say, this is one of those events that makes us love the Internet. Instead of being crammed between a bunch of hot and sweaty people, we get to watch the entire festival from our comfy chairs, free from any contact with natural light whatsoever. Music enthusiasts are encouraged to click the link above, because this Lollapalooza sounds like it will be quite the doozy.

[via YouTube Blog]