Moshtix Guide To The Best Live Stream Gigs And Events
As the uptake of social distancing continues in this time of uncertainty, many artists from across the globe have taken to social media to give the fans what they want, streaming performances live from their living rooms.
The recent ban placed on public gatherings over 100 people have also sparked local venues, event organisers and promoters to take to the internet to help support fans and artists and tackle the unprecedented loss of revenue they're facing.
If you're practising social distancing, we got you're back. We've collated some of our fave live-streamed performances coming to a screen near you (we'll keep this page updated with the most recent discoveries). Let's make the best of a bad situation hey!
Coming up this week:
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Live streams to catch up on this week:
Poof Doof Direct
Iconic Melbourne gay club Poof Doof has set up a weekly live stream, featuring awesome drag shows and DJ sets via Facebook. Last weekends stream saw more than 32,000 people tune in. Re-watch all Poof Doof Direct streams so far HERE and don't forget to tune in from 9 pm this Saturday for another epic Poof Doof Direct!
Digital Mirage: Online Music Festival
Over the weekend Proximity and Brownies & Lemonade hosted a 3-day long virtual festival via YouTube featuring some of the biggest names in EDM including Alison Wonderland, A-Trak, Ekali, Tokimonsta, Wuki and more. You can watch the whole thing back via Proximity's YouTube Channel HERE.
Hot Dub Time Machine
Global festival smash-hit DJ Hot Dub Time Machine kept the party going this weekend after taking to Twitch for the second time over the weekend to bring fans 2 hours of non-stop hits. View the full set HERE.
Ongoing live streams:
Sydney Opera House Digital Season
The iconic Sydney Opera House has just launched a digital season of streamed events to replace their live events calendar during the lockdown. The first of the digital series launches April 1, with a new schedule announced every Tuesday, running from Wednesday to Sunday every week.
The series will feature podcasts, virtual 360-degree tours, videos of past Opera House shows and more. This week's schedule features a screening of Missy Higgins's debut performance on Valentine's Day last year, artist and writer Chanel Miller's talk at this year's All About Women festival, highlights from Dance Rites 2019, Australia's annual First Nations dance competition and heaps more! All shows are free. Visit the Sydney Opera House website HERE for more info.
Live Nation & Vodafone NZ Lounge Jams
Vodafone NZ in partnership with Live is bringing a live stream concert series to your screens, featuring some of the best home-grown Kiwi talents, in support of MusicHelps Live. Its free, and it's for everyone. The line-up includes singer-songwriters, Dave Dobbyn and Hollie Smith. The series kicks off Thu 2 April from 7 pm NZDT with genre-bending experimentalist Tiki Taane! Check out Vodafone Lounge Jams HERE.
Over the past two weekends, Aussie acts including Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, Josh Pyke, Harvey Sutherland, Angie McMahon, Middle Kids and a whole bunch more have been performing live 20-minute sets via Instagram, in an effort to give back to those hugely affected from the coronavirus shutdown.
For those who missed out on the first two weekends, Isol-Aid! organisers have announced the streaming festival will be back this weekend! Viewers who do tune in are encouraged to donate to a fundraiser set up for Support Act, an organisation that provides relief services for music industry workers facing mental health issues or financial hardship.
For more info visit Isol-Aid's official Facebook page HERE.
Post Malone's Celebrity Beer Pong Tournament
If you love beer pong as much as Post Malone does, tune into "The Ballina Cup", an eight-day beer pong tournament streamed online featuring celebrities including WWE spokesman Rob Gronkowski, Sports Illustrated Swim model Camille Kostek, Machine Gun Kelly, Kane Brown, MLB pitchers Trevor Bauer and Mike Clevinger, plus more. The tournament kicks off tomorrow, HERE.
Beat Magazine Live Sessions
Aussie music magazine, Beat have just launched their very own live-streamed gig series. The live stream will feature 30-minute sets live-streamed on their Instagram story. The first instalment featured back-to-back sets from psychedelic space pop outfit Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks and indie-pop quintet Georgia June.
Head over to their Instagram to catch live sets from 6 pm AEDT.
Milan's Temple Of The Lost Future - Worlds Longest DJ Set
A nightclub in Milan, Italy is making very good use of their time by attempting to break the world record for Longest DJ Set. The current record is held by Nigeria's DJ Obi, lasting a whopping 240 hours. Milan's Temple Of The Lost Future is hoping to exceed it with a goal of 340 hours. The set is being streamed from within the club and will also feature conversations with dance music artists and promoters from across the world. The set is already underway, check out the stream via Youtube.
Every Saturday @ 12pm AEST
Sydney house producer Hayden James is bringing fans a weekly live DJ set streamed every Saturday at midday AEST over on his YouTube channel for the foreseeable future. Subscribe to his channel for updates HERE
Every Sunday @ 5pm AEST
Sydney based DJ and producer DJ Tigerlily will be providing the good vibes every Sunday straight from her backyard, kicking off at 5 pm AEST. She'll also be joined by some special guests too so stay tuned! You can catch her weekly live sets via Facebook and Instagram.
For those that aren't able to catch that live stream of your fave act. Aussie electronic duo Peking Duk have got your back, uploading a fortnightly mix to their youtube account to see you through your isolation lockdown. Check out their first mix HERE.
Kira Puru's Cabin Fever
Earlier this week rising star Kira Puru called on Aussie radio stations to play exclusively local content to help support artists through royalties. Since then the Melbourne muso has launched her own live Instagram series called KP's Cabin Fever, talking to local artists about the direct effects of the lockdown. Joining Kira for the first stream will be Mo'Ju (F.K.A Mojo Juju) live from 5 pm AEST Friday 20 March. Tune in HERE.
With MSO announcing the suspension of all concerts with audiences, from March 16 until April 13, the MSO will continue to perform some gigs behind closed doors which they'll be live-streaming for free. The series kicked off with Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade at Hamer Hall on Monday. Other live-streams slated include To Bach and Back on Thursday, March 26.
Check out the performances via MSO's YouTube channel.
Levi's 5:01 Live
Denim kings Levi's are hosting a live stream every weekday at 5:01 pm featuring a bunch of awesome muso's including Snoop Dog, Taboo Nawasha from Black Eyed Peas, Ravyn Lenae and more. Tune in via their Instagram HERE.
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
In other non-gig related live stream news, our pals at Zoos Victoria have set up live streams in some of the Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo enclosures, including the adorable snow leopard cubs, penguins, lions and giraffes. Head over to the Zoo's website to watch them live now.
Since temporarily closing their doors last week, Taronga Zoo has gone virtual for the first time ever, launching Taronga TV! The team at Taronga will be bringing daily animal content from their two zoo locations right to your living room. Tune in for 24/7 live streams, keeper talks and exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at what the animals actually get up to when the Zoo's are closed.
Stay up to date with all things Taronga TV HERE.