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Ticketmaster’s guide to the best livestream gigs and events you can watch from 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.

Ticketmaster’s guide to the best live streams coming soon

Climate Fridays

Climate Fridays live stream
Who: Cub Sport, Allday, Gretta Ray, Jen Cloher, more – hosted by triple j Roots ‘N All presenter Nkechi Anele
When:
 Friday 18 September @ 6pm AEST (weekly, every Friday)
Where: Facebook

Wes Fest

Who: Timothy Wolf, Benjamin Trilliado, Roller One, Alana Wikinson, Tracey Barnett, Mandy Connell, more
When: Friday 18 September – Sunday 20 September
Where: Online

Introducing: Episode Four

Who: Matt Corby introducing Ed Moon Music, Tones And I introducing AKOSIA, Ruel introducing JAYDEAN
When:
 Friday 18 September @ 7.30pm AEST (weekly, every Friday)
Where: Facebook or Youtube

Peach Pit

What: Live From The Commodore Ballroom
When:
 Friday 18 September @ 11am AEST
Where: Online

Isol-Aid Festival

Who: Ali Adriano, Anatole, Ben Abraham, boy pablo (Norway), Braille Face, Diimpa, Elena Dakota, Grace Ferguson, Happy Axe, JFDR (Iceland), Kcin, NIK NAVY, more
When:
 Saturday 19 September @ 2pm
Where: Online

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Who: Eliza Hull, James Holt, Ruth Patterson, Gaelynn Lea
When: 
Saturday 19 September @ 8pm
Where: Online

Mika

What: I Love Beirut Benefit Concert
When:
 Sunday 20 September @ 8pm AESTWhere: Online

Didirri

What: The Critic virtual world tour
When:
 Friday 25 September @ 7.30pm AEST/ 7pm ACST / 5.30pm AWST
Where: Online

Frazey Ford

What: Live From The Commodore Ballroom
When:
 Sunday 27 September @ 11am AEST
Where: Online

Support Black Womxn Livestream 

Who: Reggie Watts, Cautious Clay, Michelle, Dana Williams, Chaos Chaos, more
What: Via Dash Radio, supporting the Loveland Foundation
When:
 Thursday 1 October @ 9am AEST
Where: Twitch

Melanie C

What:Colour and Light Stream
When:
 Friday 2 October @ 8pm AEST
Where: Online

Corey Taylor

What: Forum or Against Em Livestream
When:
 Saturday 3 October @ 7am AEST
Where: Online

Angie McMahon & Jensen McRae

What: An Online Solo Concert (again!)
When:
 Wednesday 7 October @ 12pm AEST
Where: Online

Skepta

What: Dummy Live
When:
 Saturday 10 October @ 6am AEST
Where: Online

Ward Thomas

What: At the Theatre Royal, London
When:
 Sunday 11 October @ 9pm AEST
Where: Online

Octavian

What: Dummy Live
When:
 Sunday 11 October @ 6am AEST
Where: Online

Arlo Parks

What: Dummy Live
When:
 Monday 12 October @ 6am AEST
Where: Online

Mariana’s Trench

What: Live From The Commodore Ballroom
When:
 Friday 16 October @ 11am AEST
Where: Online

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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

Youtube Music Sessions: Paul Kelly & Eliott

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.

DMA’S @ Byron Bay Parklands

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!

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

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.