We are fast approaching another bank holiday in lockdown. Whatever the public mood, it isn’t possible to postpone all holidays until the pubs and clubs are up and running again. Two months into lockdown, muscians and DJs are plugging the gap with live performances streaming direct to our homes across the weekend.
Friday 22 May 2020
BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend
One of the biggest weekends during festival season is becoming virtual. Tune in from 7:30pm on the first night of the holiday and see performances from the UK’s favourite dance artists including Armand Van Helden, Fatboy Slim b2b Eats Everything, Disclosure, Bicep, and more. Watch live through BBC iPlayer.
A throwback to the early noughties, Usher will be performing at 1am on Twitch. Yes, this is late, but do late nights count in Lockdown?
Glamour Magazine is offering a day of lockdown festivities, with workouts, brain teasers and live performances from popular UK artists. Jessie Ware will be taking the virtual stage between 10am – 2pm. Whilst Ellie Goulding has the afternoon slot, performing between 4pm – 8pm. Get your tickets here.
The Scottish rock band’s singer and guitarist Smon Neil, has been performing live on Youtube and Facebook every Friday since the lockdown began. He’s live again tonight from 6pm.
Pop Star Miley Cyrus will be hitting all the high notes on Instagram from 7:30pm.
United We Stream’s Manchester Arena attack anniversary show
One not to be missed! On the third anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombings, Melanie C, Cath Tydesley and the Manchester Survirors Choir, will be paying tribute to those who sadly lost their lives in 2017. Join the remembrance show from 8:00pm on unitedwestream.co.uk.
Saturday 23 May 2020
BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend
The party continues into Saturday with performances from household names: Sam Smith, Anne-Marie, Blossoms, Mabel, Lauv, YUNGBLUD, Becky Hill, HAIM, Aitch x AJ Tracey, Doja Cat are all names among this exciting lineup. Tune in to BBC iPlayer and witness over 50 new live streams, recorded by musicians from their own homes.
Movement At Home
Movement At Home will be taking place from 23 – 25 May. The purpose is in the name, to get viewers up and dancing in the comfort of their own homes. The three-day live stream event will be hosted on Beatport and Twitch channels. It will also be broadcasted on Movement’s website, Facebook and YouTube. There is no excuse for missing this one – it is everywhere! Open your ears to the biggest names in the dance sector including Carl Craig, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice and more (including surprise guests). What’s more, contributions made during Movement At Home will benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, assisting people in the music community affected by the pandemic.
Imagine Dragons, Muse, The Head & The Heart, Tash Sultana
Taking place on Youtube at 11pm, this line-up will keep you going into Sunday morning.
Sunday 24 May 2020
Made In Manchester Presents Acoustic Lockdown Live – The Best Of The Northwest. This virtual reality is a ticketed event, with all profits from the concert going to the NHS Frontline. The Jade Assembly, Ryan Jarvis and Dave Fidler are all among the NorthWest natives taking part from 12noon – 10pm. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Sun Still Sets
It certainly does! Tune into YouTube at 11:30pm to hear the sounds of Rüfüs Du Sol, Bob Moses and DJ Snoopadelic (Snoop Dogg).
Monday 25 May 2020
If it is an iconic band you’re in the mood for, The National will whisk you to another place with their thoughtful lyrics and uncomplicated melodies. If you’d like The National to offer the end credits to your weekend, watch their YouTube page from 10pm, onwards. The perfect way to round-off another lockdown holiday.
Who needs Glasto? Grab a gin, soak up the sun if you can, stay home and watch your favourite artists perform.