With the recent announcement that concerts may not be coming back until 2021, it looks like live music is well and truly in shit creek for the long haul. Fortunately, the complete absence of live shows has given way to a now hugely popular alternative; live streamed concerts.
Every week we’re seeing improvements; bigger bands, bigger audiences, bigger production value, and a bigger appreciation for the entertainers keeping a smile on the world’s dial during this lockdown. This week is particularly groovy – for a definitive list of what you need to tune into across the next few days, read on.
In desperate need of some stay-at-home entertainment? Here are the best live streamed concerts going down in the third week of April 2020.
Pyjama Jam – Friday 17 April, 6pm AEST
Happy Mag’s first Pyjama Jam was a resounding success, featuring performances from some of Australia’s finest. This week the ticket includes New Zealand talent Miss June and Ha the Unclear, plus Peter Bibby, Andy Golledge, and more.
Pyjama Jam kicks off at 6pm AEST this Friday, April 17th via Happy Mag’s Facebook. Join the Facebook event to stay in the know with any updates.
The Killers – Saturday 18 April, 12pm PST
They broke noise records when they headlined Glastonbury in 2019, and now The Killers are coming for Instagram. If you hear your neighbours screaming along to Mr. Brightside this weekend, here’s why.
They’ll be playing a couple of songs and answering fan questions from the Twitter thread below. Join them from 12pm PST via Instagram.
Attention self incarcerated humans of earth. Time to get wild! Next Saturday at 12PM PST, watch and listen on your favorite hand held device as we answer your questions and play a few of our songs for YOU, LIVE ON INSTAGRAM!
Reply to this tweet with your questions.
— The Killers (@thekillers) April 11, 2020
Isol-Aid Week 5 – Saturday 18 April, Sunday 19 April
Isol-Aid is an amazing Australian initiative that’s been spicing up our weekends for the past four weeks. An festival based entirely within Instagram, every week Isol-Aid unveils a superb lineup and schedule. You can tune in anytime – each artist will be tagging Isol-Aid as well as the next performer when their set ends.
While they’re yet to reveal their Week 5 lineup and timings, all signs point to it coming back once again.
Stay in the know by following Isol-Aid Festival on Instagram.
One World: Together At Home – Saturday 18 April
While some celebrities have been crying into magnesium swimming pools at their Scarface mansions, Lady Gaga has been teaming up with some of the world’s largest corporations and artists to curate One World: Together at Home.
Head to the website for more details.
Bennelong – Wednesday 15 April, 8pm AEST
Sydney’s most iconic building may have shut its doors, but they haven’t stopped bringing us world-class art, music, and performance. As part of the Sydney Opera House’s digital programming, tune into a free viewing of the acclaimed Bennelong from Bangarra Dance Theatre.
The screening takes place from 8pm AEST this Wednesday, April 15th. Watch via Youtube.
Higher Together: Sessions from Home – Monday 20 April, 3pm EST
If you’re bummed out about coronavirus ruining the only entire month of 4/20 that you’ll enjoy in your lifetime, stress no more. Coming at you live this Monday from 3pm to 8pm is the ultimate online April 20th experience – Higher Together: Sessions from Home.