If you’re like us, you always wondered how iClips was able to provide free webcasts from many festivals each year. Well the free ride is coming to an end this summer as the webcaster has just announced the first phase of its “Summer of Jam” broadcasts which will be offered on a pay-per-view basis. So far, iClips has revealed that Summer Camp, Mountain Jam, moe.down, All Good and North Coast are five of the seven festivals that will be webcast as part of the Summer of Jam, with two more fests to be announced later.
iClips offers a slew of pre-order options for Summer of Jam including “The Ultimate” which includes access to all seven festival webcasts, a t-shirt, a sticker and archival broadcasts. Other options include the ability to pay-per-festival and pay-per-day of each festival. Prices will rise once this presale window is over. While iClips hasn’t revealed which sets will be broadcast, the Summer of Jam page mentions that Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Flaming Lips, Primus, STS9, Gov’t Mule, Gogol Bordello, Lotus and Yonder Mountain String Band will be among the bands to be webcast this summer.
So, will you throw down for any/all of these festival webcasts? Will you wait until the schedules are announced even if you’ll have to pay more? Any guesses as to the other two fests iClips will broadcast? Leave a comment, post on our Facebook wall or send a tweet our way with your opinion on iClips moving away from the free webcast format.