YouTube plugs into SXSW, streams live concerts from parking lot

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Enjoy the buzz of South by Southwest from the comfort of your home or office.

Stuck inside of a cubicle instead of being at the South by Southwest Music festival? Fear not.

YouTube has teamed up with Google Play (YouTube parent company Google’s new digital content hub) to host two full days of concerts on top of a downtown parking garage in Austin, Texas. (The lot at 9th St. & Trinity, if you can make it there.)  

Starting Thursday at 1 pm, the blockbuster live-streaming event featuries the likes of Frankie Rose, the Gossip and the Shins. You can check out the full schedule at the Live from the Lot or simply tune in to the embedded video below or at the YouTube Presents page.

Other artists taking part include reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, Sugar & The Hi Lows, and Black Star, the historic pairing of rappers Mos Def and Talib Kweli.   

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