YouTube to Stream Live Concert Event

YouTube is getting set to introduce its much rumoured live-streaming video service — and they’re going to do it in a big way.

YouTube Live” is a massive concert event to be held in San Francisco on November 22nd that will be streamed-live all over the globe.

The event will include performances from include high profile (& web popular) musical acts like Akon, Soulja Boy, and will.i.am, but YouTube’s wildly successful cewebrities — like the inimitable Tay ‘Chocolate Rain’ Zonday — will also get their shine.

On November 22nd, YouTube will host a two-hour event in San Francisco, “a celebration of the site’s vast user communities.” Looks like we can expect performances from Akon, Soulja Boy, will.i.am and a bunch of online video-powered Weblebrities. And it will be broadcast live over the Internet. So, it turns out that Steve Chen was right after all — YouTube will have introduced live streaming video by the end of the year.

Here’s the low down from the YouTube site itself:

YouTube Live! is, first and foremost, a celebration of the site’s vast user communities; everyone from bedroom vloggers to world-famous rock stars, musicians, comedians, athletes, artists and more. Part concert, part variety show and part party, the event will bring to life many of the amazing videos and talent that YouTube viewers have already made popular on the site.

The two-hour event will take place on November 22, 2008, in front of a live audience in San Francisco; an audience of millions will be able to experience a simultaneous live stream on the site.

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