The Virtual Festivals and Livestream Concerts to Soundtrack Your Quarantine

The Virtual Festivals and Livestream Concerts to Soundtrack Your Quarantine


With several artists having to postpone forthcoming tours, and the likes of SXSW, Ultra Music Festival and Glastonbury sadly cancelled for this year, people are being forced to get creative.

Making the most of the connectedness of the world right now, despite the need for many of us to be indoors and seemingly isolate, several artists, DJs, labels, festival, and organisations are taking to livestreams to stay engaged with fans and encourage a sense of communal spirit.

Below is a collection of those, which will be updated as and when more are announced. Enjoy. 


Upcoming

Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert (10th April)


Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation (Daily)


 


EXIT Festival (3-10th April)

 


Wacken Open Air (6-9th April)

 


James Blake (6th April)

 


One World: Together at Home (18th April)


Live From Our Living Rooms (1 - 7 April)


"An online music festival and fundraiser. All proceeds will provide emergency relief to New York City musicians whose freelance careers have been impacted by COVID-19". Live sets and masterclasses from an array of jazz musicians. See the full schedule here.
Sofa Festival (2-3 April)

"Warner Music France has joined forces with the Fondation des Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France, to fight Covid-19". Featuring sets from the likes of HollySiz, Lenni-kim, Her Demons, Alvan and more. Full details here.


United We Stream: Berlin (Daily)


A selection of the city's most famous clubs – including Watergate, Griessmuehle, and Tresor – are taking it in turns to host nightly streams featuring an array of underground electronic music talent. See the full schedule here.


Christine and the Queens (Daily)

The French pop superstar will be streaming nightly shows from Ferber studio in France, every day at 6pm CET / 5pm GMT on her Instagram; promising "guests and weird concepts" to "deal with the ENNUI".


Death Cab For Cutie (Daily)


Lead vocalist and guitarist Ben Gibbard has started a daily 'Live From Home' stream, on YouTube and Facebook, kicking off each day at 4pm PST / 11pm GMT.


 

SOFI TUKKER (Daily)


The duo are offering up an everchanging daily stream – from solo DJ sets, to hybrid performances from both of them – all over on their Facebook at 1pm EST / 5pm GMT.


Lou Doillon (Daily)

 

Zak Abel (Daily)

 
 
 
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Benny Rodrigues (Daily)

The man Resident Advisor called 'Holland's hardest-working DJ' is being predictably productive, with a series of his 'Benny Mancave Livestream' sets – for those with a penchant for house music (no pun intended).
 

Diplo (Daily)


Another one for dance music fans, Diplo is hosting an ongoing series of livestreams covering music from his many tastes and various guises: "While we’re all in self-imposed quarantine and I’m grounded from playing shows I am going to get creative and make up random sets and shows live from my house". 


Dillon Francis (Sporadic)


Past

Sofar Sound Listening Room (30 March - 6 April)


"As shows around the world are on pause, it’s more important than ever to support the artists and acts we love. Tune in every night as artists host live shows in our online listening room, a space for artists to connect with global audiences. All shows are free, and optional donations can be given directly to the featured performing artists or to the Sofar Sounds global artist fund."

See more information, and the full schedule of upcoming shows, here.

Lockdown Live (3-5 April)

 

A virtual festival from Virgin EMI. 

"In partnership with VT and SeasonedBF at BuzzFeed UK, we curated a line-up of our latest and greatest, to bring you some DIY musical stylings from the comfort of your own living room."

Find more info including the full lineup here

 


World Club Dome (4th April)

"Even though the borders are closed, the music has no limits and it travels from heart to heart. We invite you for an incredible Saturday with BigCityBeats."


5:01 Live (30 March - 3 April)

Time Warp DE (4th April)

Time Warp will be running a re-stream event together with ARTE Concert. Starting at midnight CET on Saturday 4th April the broadcast will feature some of their favourite recorded Time Warp sets for 15 hours straight, including a special unreleased set.


Tomorrowland - Unite Through Music

 

Indieheads Festival (2 April)

 

Frank Turner (2 April)

Beatport presents... ReConnect

Re-watch sets from Nina Kraviz, Paul Oakenfold, BLOND:ISH and more on Beatport's YouTube channel



Defected Virtual Festival(s)


Ultra Virtual Audio Festival


With the flagship festival in Miami cancelled for this year, the team behind Ultra Music Festival – one of the biggest electronic music events in the world – announced that they would be hosting a 'Virtual Audio Festival' in its place, broadcast live on SiriusXM from Friday 20th - Monday 23rd March). Some of the artists, including Armin van Buuren, have uploaded their respective sets to YouTube since then.

 

Beyond Wonderland Virtual Rave-A-Thon


Sets from the likes of JOYRYDE, Svdden Death, Jack Beats, and Kill the Noise are available to watch in full on YouTube.


Countdown Virtual Rave-A-Thon


Featuring sets from Flosstradamus, Ookay, Peekaboo and more – available to watch here.



Marshmello



British Music Embassy Sessions
 

To make up for the BME showcases that didn't go ahead due to the cancellation of SXSW, the British Music Embassy teamed up with BBC music introducing and a handful of industry partners to put on a special series of sessions with some of the artists that were due to perform – clips from each are available to watch now on YouTube.

 

DJ EZ


The garage Godfather played a mammoth 24-hour set over the weekend in solidarity with frontline workers.

Disclosure


James Blake


Coldplay



John Legend


Taking on the baton from Chris Martin, as part of his performance John Legend also suggested that we could expect future sessions from the likes of Miguel, Jhené Aiko, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, and Charlie Puth in the near future.


 

Hozier


 

Vance Joy


Little Dragon

Fat Tony


The Texan rapper used his live stream as a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank: "an organization that will ensure quarantined individuals and the children who are out of school won't be missing any meals".

Ashley Henry

Pink Sweat$


Sech

Justin Quiles


Orville Peck


Cold War Kids


Gavin Rossdale (Bush)


Tinashe


Jewel


Dermot Kennedy


Lecrae


All Time Low


Lukas Graham


Hunter Hayes



Richard Marx


Allie X


Lauren Jauregui

 


Manuel Turizo


Benny Benassi


Skip Marley


X Ambassadors


Kiana Ledé


Allen Stone


Josh Groban


Russel Dickerson


JoJo

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