Don’t Miss These Music Livestreams & Virtual Concerts
With social distancing policies in place across the world, many festivals and concerts this season have become virtual. Although virtual experiences will definitely be different, you should revel in the fact that these events will either be free, or much less expensive than their in-person counterparts. Plus, you can enjoy them from the comfort of your very own home (no long lines or expensive bar drinks)! Here’s a list of a few upcoming livestreams and virtual concerts to look forward to.
Boiler Room: Streaming From Isolation (Daily)
Boiler Room is a London-based streaming platform that livestreams daily for their channel’s ‘Streaming From Isolation’ series. What’s more, the series benefits The Global FoodBanking Network, so you can enjoy beats while making a difference.
United We Stream (Daily)
United We Stream is a Manchester-based platform that broadcasts a diverse blend of entertainment and creative content. Tune in everyday for a unique mix of DJ-sets, live music, and performances.
Summer Camp Music Festival (May 22 - 24)
Since 2001, Summer Camp Music Festival has been a standout music festival in the USA’s Midwest. This year they are taking the festival virtual, with a “20 Year Retrospective,” featuring hot artists like Umphrey’s McGee and Moe.
DGTL Lightning in a Bottle (May 25)
Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) music festival is taking their unique experience to a digital format for Memorial Day weekend. The lineup is still TBD, but they plan to not only bring music to your home, but also bring interactive experiences, such as workshops and yoga. Past festivals have included an eclectic mix of electronic dance and experimental music.
Junction 2 Presents J2v (June 6)
J2v will be a six hour online “3D festival” featuring house and techno artists across three unique stages. Interestingly, they state that festival will take place in two “worlds.” The first will be our traditional world, that follows our laws of physics, and the second will be a new world that they are creating from scratch. They are also raising money for Care Workers Charity, Refuge, The Outside Project, and Trussell Trust foodbanks.
BTS Bang Bang Con (June 14)
BTS is hosting their own 90 minute pay-to-watch online concert, which they say will be lifelike. The group is currently quarantined together in Seoul, where they are working on their next album. More details to come, so monitor the BTS Instagram for updates.
As content creators experiment with this new format, try experimenting yourself with how to elevate the experience from your own home. For example, set the mood to make your day or evening feel a bit special. Perhaps you can achieve this with different lighting, dressing up, crafting a tasty cocktail, or clearing furniture to make room to dance!