Top Virtual Music Gigs To Watch At Home
Missing live music? We’ve got the next best thing! Artists from around the globe are heading online to connect with their fans – read on for some of our top live streams, virtual music gigs and special digital events to tune into from the comfort of your own home.
Live Stream Gigs
Dua Lipa – Studio 2054 Live Stream will take place on 27 November 2020, tickets on sale Friday (30 October) at 8am from Ticketmaster
Culture Club – Rainbow In The Dark one-off livestream show will take place from the Royal Albert Hall, London on 22 November 2020, tickets on sale Friday (30 October) at 10am from Ticketmaster
All Killa No Filla virtual event live from the Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh on 31 October 2020, tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
Nothing But Thieves – Live From the Warehouse virtual event will take place on 29 October 2020, tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
ARCHITECTS to play very special live stream from the Royal Albert Hall, London on 21 November 2020, tickets on sale Friday (23 October) at 9am from here
Billie Eilish has announced the Where Do We Go? The Livestream on 24 October 2020, tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
Kylie: Infinite Disco worldwide performance spectacular featuring new tracks plus some very special Kylie classics will be streamed on 07 November @ 8pm GMT, tickets on sale at 9am from here
Sam Smith very special livestream announced from the iconic Abbey Road Studios on 30 October 2020, tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
Local Natives UK re-broadcast of exclusive livestream concert filmed at Lodge Room in LA on 22 October 2020 @ 8pm BST, tickets on sale now from AXS
Ezra Furman livestream concert announced from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on 01 November 2020, tickets on sale now from here
Toto one-off livestream show announced on 21 November 2020, tickets on sale from midnight tonight here
James Bay live stream show announced from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London on 21 October 2020, tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
Lewis Capaldi, Celeste, Cate Le Bon announce livestream benefit concerts for grassroots music venues – performances will be broadcast from 7pm-9pm BST on 09 October via Twitch and the Amazon Music app.
Teenage Cancer Trust Unseen, exclusive live performances from Ed Sheeran, Muse, The Who, Sir Paul McCartney, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Pulp, Noel Gallagher, Rudimental, Them Crooked Vultures & The Cure streaming to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust on 08-18 October 2020 – WATCH HERE.
Simply Red to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Gran Teatro show in Cuba on Thursday 27 August on their YouTube channel.
Disclosure announce CERCLE presented live DJ set from the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia on Monday 17 August @ 6pm BST.
Placebo Lost Tapes Summer Festival Lockdown Series – the band will premiere full festival performances from across their career this August/September on their YouTube channel.
Manchester Arena is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a virtual gig featuring guest appearances by Alice Cooper, Lionel Richie, The Slow Readers Club & more on 17 July @ 8pm.
Elton John will broadcast a classic concert series featuring weekly live shows from his archive starting Friday (03 July) @ 5pm BST on his YouTube channel – funds raised to go to the COVID-19 Fund for the his AIDS foundation.
Ringo Starr is hosting a virtual charity concert for his 80th birthday on his YouTube channel on 07 July featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark, Jr., Sheila E and Ben Harper.
Sleaford Mods to perform a one-off YouTube live stream show from London’s 100 Club on 20 June @ 9pm BST – tickets available here
Meerkat Music Presents Take That & Robbie Williams music extravaganza live from their homes on Friday (29 May) @ 8pm via YouTube
Melanie C will headline a very special online event along with Cath Tydesley, DJ Carl Kennedy and the Manchester Survivors Choir to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack, hosted by United We Stream: Greater Manchester on Friday (22 May) @ 8pm.
Dermot Kennedy confirms very special one-off concert ‘Sound Waves‘, which will be live-streamed via YouTube on Wednesday (20 May) @ 9pm BST in support of the World Health Organisation Covid Response Fund.
Lewis Watson Work From Home FM – the daily radio show is live streamed via Twitch from 10am – 1pm.
Lewis Capaldi to celebrate the anniversary of his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ by playing a ticketed live stream acoustic set on Saturday (16 May) in support of CALM. Tickets are priced at £5 and on sale now from here
Alanis Morissette – You Live, You Learn: A Night With Alanis and Jagged Little Pill benefits the Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts. The stream will be live on Facebook & Youtube on Tuesday (19 May) @ 8pm EDT.
Lewis Capaldi confirms intimate VR live performance on Wednesday (13 May), which will also be simulcast on his Facebook Live page.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds has launched a new 24hr YouTube livestream called Bad Seed Teevee featuring videos, concerts, interviews, film and more.
Due to this year’s Met Gala being postponed, Vogue will be hosting A Moment With The Met livestream event featuring a performance from Florence + the Machine plus Off-White designer Virgil Abloh will be hosting a DJ set. Check it out here at 11pm BST on Monday (04 May).
Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil’s weekly stripped back acoustic sets take place every Friday at 6pm.
The Take That star Gary Barlow has kicked off his very own ‘Crooner Sessions‘ series, performing live duets over video call – so far special guests have included the likes of JLS, Rick Astley, Ronan Keating, Alfie Boe and Jack Savoretti.
Royal Albert Home sees artists present exclusive sessions from their homes to yours – check out the full free streaming programme here.
Katherine Jenkins Saturday Night Concert is the perfect night-at-home live stream for fans of the Welsh mezzo-soprano to indulge in whilst social distancing.
Ren Harvieu has been hitting up Instagram live every Saturday at 6pm to talk all about her new album as well as perform and Q&As.
John Legend has been releasing music in quarantine as well as performing some of his favorite songs at home.
Ticketmaster’s Homecoming: At Home With… video series takes you inside the homes of music, comedy, theatre and sport stars to raise money for vital charities.
Live Stream Festivals
Tom Petty’s 70th Birthday Bash – the virtual festival featuring Stevie Nicks, Foo Fighters, Post Malone & more on Friday (23 October) @ 4PM PT / Saturday (24 October) @ 12AM BST to celebrate the late rock icon’s 70th birthday. Tune in via the official Tom Petty website and Amazon Music channel Twitch.
Country Music Week Digital will take place on 19-25 October 2020 and feature live sessions, exclusive interviews, social and radio show takeovers, showcases, quizzes and many more.
Relive some of the best Reading & Leeds Festival sets over the years on 28-30 August on BBC iPlayer including Billie Eilish, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers & more.
South West Four three days of live streams featuring Ghetts, Barely Legal, Jonas Blue, Eli & Fur, Hybrid Minds & more on 28-30 August.
The Alternative Manchester Pride Festival 2020 – the digital event celebrating all things Pride will take place across various platforms on 29-31 August.
2000trees announce the 2000screens Festival featuring three days of exclusive content and sessions from bands from the 2020 lineup including Jimmy Eat World, Thrice and more on 09-11 July 2020.
CMA Country Music are hosting a special livestream event on Wednesday (01 July) featuring performances from Eric Church, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, The Shires, Midland and lots more.
The Glastonbury Experience will feature full sets, highlights plus more across BBC iplayer and YouTube on 25-29 June.
Global Citizen announce the #GlobalGoalUnite Concert premiering on 27 June with Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Shakira plus many more as part of their worldwide campaign to ensure Covid-19 treatment for everyone, everywhere.
— Global Citizen UK (@GlblCtznUK) June 22, 2020
Green Peace Action All Areas – the online festival will feature sets from Tim Burges, Billy Bragg, Bastille, Aurora, Kelis, Melanie C & more on 18-20 June 2020.
Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival features a month-long schedule of virtual classes, tutorials and performances.
Cambridge Rock Festival virtual event will be available for everyone to watch in HD for FREE on 18-21 June here.
Junction 2 Festival announce special one-off event J2v, which will take place on Saturday (06 June) @ 4pm-10pm BST to commemorate the weekend date of the festival with exclusive sets from Daniel Avery, Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles & many more.
Isle Of Wight Festival has teamed up with Absolute Radio for three days of live music across the festival weekend on 12–14 June 2020. Tune into Absolute Radio each night from 7pm BST to hear selected sets from the festival’s history.
Komedia Bath Save Our Venues Fundraising Gig featuring The Hoosiers, Beans On Toast, Turin Brakes & more with hosts Laura Rawlings & Ad Chivers will be streamed for a second time on Friday (05 June) @ 8pm here
Slipknot announce online edition of their signature touring music festival Knotfest featuring exclusive performances, videos, artist chats, interviews & more on Friday (29 May) @ 11pm BST.
Ministry of Sound two-day virtual party fundraiser Ministry Weekender featuring live streams & DJ sets from the likes of Sigala, Diplo, MK & more on 29-30 May from 11pm BST.
Wireless Festival announce Wireless Connect in partnership with MelodyVR, a three-day virtual festival set for the same weekend the event was due to take place this year on 03-05 July 2020.
Let’s Rock 80’s LockdownFest – the special online event in aid of the Child Bereavement charity featuring headliners Tony Hadley, Wet Wet Wet plus many more. Watch on Saturday (16 May) at 6.50pm.
Five4Five – Enter Shikari, Don Broco & more have joined the line-up for the stay at home festival raising money for the NHS. The live Facebook broadcast will take place on the weekend of 15-16 May.
The Face – The 1975 Tribute Concert will feature friends of the band covering some classic tunes – tune in on Thursday (07 May) at 4pm.
Unity Festival in support of the Women’s Aid charity hosted by Abbie McCarthy online via London’s The SSE Arena Wembley featuring Tones & I, Olly Alexander (Years And Years), James Bay, Freya Ridings and many more.
The first remote BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend festival will take place on 22-24 May 2020, featuring over 50 brand new #stayhome sets including Biffy Clyro, Rita Ora, Sam Smith and more TBA.
Altísimo Live! will feature a star-studded line-up including Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Luis Fonsi, J Balvin and more. Tune in from 6pm on Tuesday (05 May) here – main event @ 10pm.
Download TV is coming soon! The 3-day virtual festival will feature unseen performances, interviews and interactive content streaming on 12-14 June.
Fearless Records announce interactive livestream festival ‘Fearless At Home’ – the event featuring acoustic performances, exclusive content and signing announcements will take place on Saturday (09 May) at 8pm on the label’s YouTube channel.
Liverpool Sound City – Stay At Home Festival featuring Friendly Fires, The Wombats, The Sherlocks, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard and more! Tune in Saturday 02 May live on Guest House.
The Call to Unite – Alanis Morissette, Josh Groban, Quincy Jones, Oprah & many more join the 24-hour star-studded global live stream event aimed to bring people together from all over the world.
Defected Records Virtual Festival 4.0 – Defected Records has been turning living rooms into dancefloors with its series of virtual festivals. Check out footage from all live streamed events here.
The Global Citizen’s Together At Home virtual concert series curated by Lady Gaga featured performances from the likes of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Alanis Morissette, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and many more. Money raised from the event went to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
BTS announce online live stream concert: BANG BANG CON The Live to entertain the lockdown ARMY – the concert will be streamed on their social media channels and Weverse on 14 June at 10am BST.
Head to YouTube to watch The National’s 2019 fan-curated live performance at Pukkelpop Music Festival in Belgium.
Taylor Swift has confirmed that her live concert special will be heading to Disney+ this month – The City of Lover Concert filmed at L’Olympia Theater in Paris will arrive to the streaming platform on Monday (18 May).
OMD: Live From Your Sofa will feature a YouTube screening of never before seen footage from The Souvenir Tour in full taken at the London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo 2019 gig – tune in on Saturday (09 May) at 8pm here
The historic Sarah Brightman: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall full performance will be streamed on Saturday (09 May) at 8apm via YouTube to raise funds for Covid-19 Charities.
The Rolling Stones six-part weekly streaming series ‘Extra Licks’ – each YouTube Premiere will stream the bonus features of six iconic concert films from throughout the legendary rockers career, including performances from the 1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour and the 2016 Latin America Ole! Tour.
Radiohead, Metallica and Pink Floyd have been streaming live gigs from their archives – check some of them out below:
Radiohead – Full Coachella Set Premiere, 2012
Metallica – Full Concert premiere, Muskegon, Michigan 1991
Pink Floyd – Full concert premiere, Live at Pompeii 1972 – WATCH HERE
Daniel Kitson the comedian is to release his 2009 Edinburgh Festival show The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church online via a series of limited capacity screenings starting on Monday (18 May) @ 9pm, tickets will be £5 each and on sale Friday (15 May) at 12noon from here
Romesh Ranganathan’s Lockdown Chronicles – the comedian gives fans a look into lockdown life behind closed doors and responds to live comments and questions.
Mo Gilligan’s The Quarantine Games take place very Wednesday and Saturday at 9pm from Mo’s home, straight to yours – tune in for fun, games and the chance to win prizes.
The world-famous Comedy Store is hosting special online events and streaming special footage from their archives directly into the homes of comedy fans across the globe. The next The Comedy Store Live: Online evening is due to take place on Saturday 02 May at 8.30pm – tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster
Covid is No Joke virtual comedy festival for COVID aid featuring Sia, Will Ferrell, Chelsea Handler, Jack Black and more!
The Shows Must Go On series screens a new musical every Friday! Next up is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 50th birthday concert filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring hits from some of his most renowned productions.
#NationalTheatreAtHome allows you to enjoy world-class theatre online from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t miss special screenings of spectacular Cirque Du Soleil action – see full list of shows to watch here.
Island Records is running the One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction to raise money for NHS Charities Together and Feeding America. Artists and friends of the label have donated one-of-a-kind lots to raise funds for relief efforts. Tony and Grammy Award-winning star Billy Porter will host the live event on 21 May on the Island Records YouTube channel.
Post Malone’s virtual Nirvana tribute gig raised an incredible $2.8m (approximately £2.26m) for United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund on Friday night. The US rapper was joined by Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, guitarist Nick Mack and bassist Brian Lee for a 15-song, 80 minute set.
WATCH IT HERE:
Also be sure to keep a close eye on our Twitter feed for more virtual music gigs to watch.