The best gigs you can live stream during self-isolation

Our fave artists in our living room? YES PLEASE


by Nathan Katnoria |

It’s hard time to be a music fan right now. Not only are all our faves like Sam Smith and Lady Gaga pushing back their albums due to the coronavirus pandemic but bands like Little Mix have had to cancel video shoots and this whole lockdown business has well and truly put an end to any gigs and festivals we had in the diary.

Turns out we don’t even have to leave our houses to enjoy some live music though as a whole host of artists are streaming virtual gigs and live sessions straight to your screen.

Getting to hear some our favourite tracks performed live AND we can wear our pyjamas and BYOB? We’re sold.

Check out some of the artists and bands live-streaming virtual gigs…

Together at Home (daily)

Charity Global Citizen have launched the Together at Home concert series in partnership with the World Health Organisation and stream live from their YouTube channel daily. They’ve already had music A-listers like Chris Martin, John Legend and Dua Lipa so expect some big names.

Mel C (3 April)

Our Fridays are a bit different from the norm right now but just because we’re all self-isolating at the moment, doesn’t mean we can’t have a little bit of a party. Step forward Spice Girl Mel C who’s getting behind the decks for our friends at Grazia for a live DJ set on their Instagram at 8pm this evening.

Miley Cyrus (daily)

Miley’s been going live every day on Instagram for her new series Bright Minded where’s she joined by special guests for music, chat and a whole loada fun. She’s got some HUGE names lined up today, including Selena Gomez, Kerry Washington and actual Sir Elton John.

Virgin EMI Lockdown Live (3-5 April)

Okay, so Glastonbury isn’t happening this year but Virgin EMI have put together a three-day livestreamed music festival featuring 32 acts spanning pop, alternative, urban and dance music that’s sure to cure your blues. Kicking off today (Friday 3rd April), the line-up for day one includes pop powerhouses including The Vamps, HRVY, Alessia Cara and Tori Kelly.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor (every Friday)

The woman responsible for bringing us bops like Murder on the Dancefloor and Groovejet is providing just the light relief we need right now with her family kitchen discos, which she live-streams on Facebook and Instagram every Friday night.

Diplo (daily)

Super producer Diplo, whos worked with everyone from Charli XCX to Beyoncé, has been streaming live DJ sets on YouTube, Instagram and Twitch every night for the past two weeks.

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