Dailymotion to live stream Euro music fests

French video sharing site announces it will live stream performances from music festivals in the U.K., France, Switzerland, Spain and Ireland.
July 7, 2014

French video sharing site Dailymotion announced on Friday that this summer it will be live-streaming performances from music festivals in the U.K., France, Switzerland, Spain and Ireland, which feature artists ranging from Beenie Man to Megadeth.

Last year, Dailymotion live-streamed over 100 artists from 15 festivals, across 8 countries over the course of the summer.

Dailymotion is the latest online video platform to announce a big initiative around live music events. Earlier this year, Yahoo, a company that last year unsuccessfully tried to acquire Dailymotion, also announced ambitious plans for live concert streaming. At the NewFronts in April, Yahoo said it would be streaming one concert a day for a year in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment. YouTube also has live-streamed high-profile events like Coachella via video hubs that are appealing to sponsors because of the demo and traffic the clips attract.

This year’s live-streaming concert line-up for Dailymotion features:

Worldwide Festival, through to July 6, in Sète, France. Artists include Little Dragon, Seth Troxler, Ebo Taylor, Jeremy Sole and Duff Disco.

Cruilla Festival, July 11-13, in Barcelona, Spain. Artists include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Band of Horses, Emir Kusturica and Damon Albarn.

Paléo Festival, July 22-27, in Nyon, Switzerland. Artists include 30 Seconds to Mars, MIA, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, Prodigy and James Blunt.

Arenal Sound, Aug. 1-3, Burriana, Spain. Artists include Azealia Banks, Knife Party, Cristal Fighters, Placebo and Die Antwoord.

Bloodstock Festival, Aug. 7-10, in Derbyshire, U.K. Artists include Emperor, Megadeath, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Children of Bodom and Prong.

Rototom Sunsplash, Aug. 16-23, Benicàssim, Spain. Artists include Femi Kuti, Lauryn Hill, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Alpha Blondy and Beenie Man.

More events will be announced soon on Dailymotion’s music festivals page.

Screengrab from Dailymotion’s 2013 Bloodrock trailer

About The Author
Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at] or on twitter @toddlongwell1

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