AXS TV announced today that it will telecast five major music festivals in 2015, giving viewers access to more than 70 hours of live festival entertainment. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off the lineup, airing April 17-19 live from Indio, CA. The following weekend, April 24-26, the network returns to Indio for Southern California’s landmark Stagecoach Country Music Festival, at the Empire Polo Club. Then, AXS TV puts the spotlight on the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a three-day broadcast May 1-3, boasting top headliners performing a variety of genres from rock, roots, R&B, jazz and more. The Rock on the Range Music Festival makes its AXS TV debut May 15-17, live from the Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. And, on June 19-21, another fest makes its AXS TV debut: the eclectic Firefly Music Festival from Dover, DE, showcasing rock icons, indie heroes and up-and-comers.
In March, AXS TV will premiere the four-episode special series Road To The Festivals, a documentary-style, behind-the-scenes set of storylines featuring segments on fans, bands, staffers and festival insiders. The 30-minute episodes will serve as a launching point into the network’s festival season..
“AXS TV is committed to delivering the best in live music, and we’re proud to continue that legacy with this groundbreaking lineup,” said AXS TV founder Mark Cuban.