Nothing beats live music – the atmosphere, the euphoria, and even the sweaty crowds. Many of us would go to great lengths right now to see our favourite artists live. The good news is – we don’t have to. The bad news? Sweaty crowds are strictly off-limits.
But there’s still no reason we shouldn’t rave on from the comfort of our own homes. To keep you dancing on through the weekend – we’ve curated our top 5 livestream gigs. Put your dancing shoes on, grab a drink and get stuck in.
Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation
As always, Boiler Room are looking out for us. Their lockdown series, Streaming From Isolation, gifts us with intimate gigs from leading DJs from Bristol to Berlin. So far, the series has raised over $26k for The Global FoodBanking Network . If you haven’t checked it out already, there’s a serious wealth of sets on here including Disclosure, Ellen Alien – and of course, the almighty Four Tet. Ally Pally may be closed but there’s no harm in reminiscing from our living rooms.
DIPLO: Corona World Tour
It doesn’t stop there; famed producer Diplo is sorting us out with 5 live DJ sets a week. You’ve got to admire the dedication. Not one to shy away from current events; you can catch Diplo’s Corona Sabbath gig today at 3pm, Coronight Fever on Saturday 16th May at the same time, and A very Lazer Sunday on 17th May at 8pm (GMT). Click here for a piece of the action.
At Home with Radiohead
Image: The Jakarta Post
Now that we have no choice but to stay in and embrace our inner weirdo, Radiohead is gracing us with a live show from their archives every Thursday at 10pm (GMT). From a tent in Dublin to a club in Buenos Aires; expect exquisite set design, explosive drums and eerie vocals. Up next is their immense 2016 performance at Summer Sonic in Japan. Don’t miss out.
Billboard Live At Home
Ever wanted to sneak a peek into your favourite artists’ homes? Now is your chance. Billboard Live At Home invites us into the homes of Charli XCX, HAIM and many more. It also touches on vital topics like friendship, yearning for true love and most importantly, zoom dance classes. So far, the series has helped countless charities including Housing Works, Downtown Women’s Center and My Friend’s Place. For unrivalled sass, check out Princess Nokia’s performance.
Royal Albert Home
Image: Royal Albert Hall
You’d be forgiven for thinking that music, comedy and science shouldn’t really be combined, but they mesh weirdly well in the Albert Hall’s upcoming Sea Shambles show. On Sunday, Robin Ince (co-host of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage) will join dozens of guest scientists, comedians and musicians to explore the past, present and future of our blue planet (Move over, Attenborough…). If that still doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there’s always the livestream of Scouting for Girls airing on Thursday 21st May. Grab a hairbrush and get singing.
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