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The best live stream gigs and events you can watch at home

Check out our comprehensive list of live-stream gigs happening across the globe.

Just because we’re practising social distancing, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy our one true love – live music.

Some of our favourite artists from right around the world are setting up their phone cameras and delivering homemade sets straight from their homes into ours.

With the number of online live performances increasing every day, we’ve pulled together some handy tips on how to find out what is going on, as well as bringing you some of our favourites that you might have missed (or, if we’re being truly honest, deserve bulk replays).

What makes these homemade gigs truly incredible is that they let us see these artists in a way we probably haven’t before – raw, stripped back, and vulnerable. It’s the kind of genuine human connection we are all longing for – and we can all enjoy it from more than 1.5 metres apart.

The best live streams this week
Wednesday 15 July – Wednesday 22 July

Wednesday 15 July

Artist: Youngblood – Strawberry Lipstick Radio
Time:  2am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Mike Shinoda – Linkin Park
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Twitch

Artist: Sofi Tukker
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Quinn XCII
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Woody Fest – Sarah Lee Guthrie, Bitch Hancock, Sam Baker, John Fullbright, and more
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Thursday 16 July

Artist: Youngblood – Strawberry Lipstick Radio
Time:  2am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Mike Shinoda – Linkin Park
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Twitch

Artist: Sofi Tukker
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Shaggy
Time:  4am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: serpentwithfeet
Time: 9am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Drake White
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Judah & The Lion
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Dave Matthews Band – 2019 in New Jersey
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Lianne La Havas
Time:  8pm AEST
Where to watch: Online

Friday 17 July

Artist: Mike Shinoda – Linkin Park
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Twitch

Artist: Sofi Tukker
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: James Bay
Time:  6am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Norah Jones
Time:  6am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Il Divo
Time:  7am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Better Noise Music Festival – Motley Crew, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, The Hu, more
Time:  8am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Dolly Parton
Time:  9am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Bob Moses
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Bill Callahan, Sharon Van Etten, Johanna Warren, more
Time: 10am
Where to watch: Facebook

Saturday 18 July

Artist: Elton John – Areni di Verona 1989
Time:  2am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Artist: Mike Shinoda – Linkin Park
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Twitch

Artist: Sofi Tukker
Time:  3am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Joan As Police Woman
Time: 4am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: 25 Years Of Manchester’s Arena w/ Alice Cooper, Badly Drawn Boy, Charlatans, Emeli Sande, Everything Everything, Lionel Richie, Pixie Lott, more
Time: 5am AEST
Where to watch: Facebook

Artist: Underoath – Lost In Separation Full Performance
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Virtual Northwest String Summit
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Grateful Dead
Time: 10am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Sunday 19 July

Artist: Aesthetic Festival – U.S. Girls, Dizzy, No Joy, more
Time: 6am AEST
Where to watch: Instagram

Artist: City and Colour & Leon Bridges
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Virtual Northwest String Summit
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Woody Fest – Sarah Lee Guthrie, Bitch Hancock, Sam Baker, John Fullbright, and more
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Michael Franti
Time:  11am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Monday 20 July

Artist: Deaf Havana
Time: 5am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Virtual Northwest String Summit
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Woody Fest – Sarah Lee Guthrie, Bitch Hancock, Sam Baker, John Fullbright, and more
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Online

Artist: Silverstein – Next Level Live Stream
Time:  3pm AEST
Where to watch: Online

Tuesday 21 July

Artist: Metallica
Time:  10am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

Wednesday 22 July

Discover more:

Live stream Gigs Coming Soon

When: Thursday 23 July
Artist: Jeff Rosenstock
Time: 7am AEST
Where to watch: Instagram

When: Saturday 25 July
Artist: Elton John
Time: 2am AEST
Where to watch: Youtube

When: Saturday 25 July
Artist: Gordi
Time: 9pm AEST
Where to watch: Online

When: Thursday 30 July – Sunday 2 August
Artist: Lollapalooza 2020 ft TBC
Time: TBC
Where to watch: Online

When: Friday 31 July
Artist: Dermt Kennedy w/ Paul Mescal
Time: 8pm AEST
Where to watch: Online

When: Friday 31 July
Artist: The Beths
Time: 8am AEST
Where to watch: Instagram

When: Friday 7 August
Artist: The Streets
Time: 8pm AEST
Where to watch: Online

When: Sunday 30 August
Artist: Idles
Time: 6am / 8.45am / 9pm AEST
Where to watch: Online

How to find the best live stream gigs

A heap of artists, venues, labels, organisations, and more have started turning to online live-streaming to bring their audiences together while we’re all social distancing.

A vast number of websites, social media platforms, artists, venues and record labels have been quick to turn to online live-streaming.

Follow your favourite artist

Where better to find out about your favourite artist’s live stream gigs than on their social media? If you don’t already, now is the time to get following on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube – that way you’ll be the first to know when the announcement happens. And even get a notification when the live stream happens. Thank you technology.

Check out dedicated websites and news sites

We’ve got a whole host of websites dedicated to keep everyone updated on the latest live stream gigs happening around the world. WhoNeeds.live and Stay At Home Festival, are both great comprehensive guides of live-stream events, and Live Nation has even set up their own Love of Livepage, packed with all their favourite artists.

This is just scratching the surface. Many more online live events are expected to appear over the coming weeks, with more and more announced each day.

Catch up on some of the best live stream gigs so far

Grammy Museum At Home

The Grammy Museum’s Public Programs digital series features intimate sit-down interviews with artists and musicians in its 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. Since the Museum opened 12 years ago, it has offered more than 900 Public Programs and now they are making some of their most popular chats and performances available for you to stream at home. These never-before-released recordings offer a delightful insight into some of our favourite artists. Uploads have included Greta Van Fleet, Courtney Barnett, and Sabrina Carpenter.

Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert

A documentary feature two decades in the making, “Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert” opens up the vault for the very first time to present the legendary performances and behind-the-scenes stories that shaped the seminal music festival. The film provides a rare look at Coachella’s colourful beginning, presents exclusive, never-before-seen footage, interviews, and key performances from some of the biggest names in music. Produced and directed by Chris Perkel.

Bastille’s Distraction Tactics Film Club

Dan from Bastille has become a regular on Instagram Live, putting on mini-shows every few days. Because he is a film nerd, he has even started up his own World Tour Film Club, where he picks a different film from a different country every week to watch and dissect. Week One featured English favourite Shaun Of The Dead (Simon Pegg even answered some questions). Week Two saw us take a trip to New Zealand for Taika Waititi’s brilliant Hunt For The Wilderpeople as well as a live chat with director Taika Waititi. Check it out below and get ready for week three’s dive into Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Dolly Parton

Our favourite queen Dolly Parton is diving into the live stream world with a fun little show called “Goodnight With Dolly”. Live on her Youtube channel, Dolly reads select Imagination Library books, all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. The first episode just aired, and we’ve got The Little Engine That Could off the shelf first. Perfect for a pre-bedtime listen!

James Bay

Bruce Springsteen at Hanging Rock

While not a live stream exactly, if you got to live the joy of seeing The Boss take over Hanging Rock back in 2017 then this news will make your day. Frontier Touring have popped recordings of Bruce Springsteen’s set onto Spotify for our listening pleasure. ‘Badlands, ‘Two Hearts, ‘Wrecking Ball’, The River’, ‘Glory Days’, ‘Born To Run’, ‘Dancing In The Dark’ – it’s all there, all 1 hour and 52 minutes of it. Let the boss sing you through your stay in.

The National

While we prepare for The National to make their way back to our shores, we can enjoy the D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus-directed film, The National – High Violet Live From Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). The live performance was shot on May 10, 2010 – the night before the release of the album.

Harry Styles Tiny Desk

Earlier this month, NPR released their highly anticipated Tiny Desk Concert with British musician Harry Styles. If you haven’t already seen it, it is a very good way to spend 20 minutes.

Backed by his touring band, Styles performed several songs from his latest solo album, Fine Line. Between tracks, he talked about the process of writing these songs: From the day off in Nashville that led to “Watermelon Sugar,” to the feeling of lovesickness he tried to capture in “Adore You.” The camaraderie between the band was clear; and Styles was in on the joy, twirling in his seat between verses.

Diplo

If you want a loungeroom boogie, look no further than Diplo’s suite of live-streamed gigs. When else will you get a chance to be this up close to one of the most in-demand international touring DJs. We’ve picked out his B2B with Dillon Francis, but there is a whole stack of goodies to keep you moving this week.


For more live-streams from across the world of entertainment, keep checking back here. Now is also the best time to engage with artists, labels and venues across social media.

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