Moshtix Guide To The Best Live Stream Gigs And Events
As 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.
If you've reached maximum boredom levels in self-iso or a little overwhelmed by the sheer volume of live stream events popping up, we've got your back. We've collated some of our fave virtual events coming to a screen near you (we'll keep this page updated with the most recent discoveries, so make sure to keep checking back each week). Let's make the best of a bad situation hey!
Sweet Whirl 'How Much Works' album launch in-stores
When: Fri 29 May @ 5 pm AEST & Sat 30 May @ 1.30 pm AEST
Ministry of Sound Weekender ft. Diplo, DJ EZ and more
When: Fri 29 - Sat 30 May
Untitled Virtual Day Party #2 ft. Hayden James, DJ Boring and more
When: Sat 30 May @ 1pm AEST
Dropkick Murphys - Streaming Outta Fenway
When: Sat 30 May - 8 am AEST
David Guetta - United at Home
When: Sun 31 May - 9 am AEST
Red Hot Sundays ft. James Reyne
When: Sun 31 May - 3 pm AEST
Purchase your virtual ticket HERE
Bowie: Golden Years - From MEMO
When: Sun 31 May - 7 pm AEST
SOTAstream @ Freo.Social ft. San Cisco, Drapht, Methyl Ethel & More
When: Mon 1 Jun - 2 pm AWST
Mildlife Live to Air - Rare Air Single Launch
When: Sat 6 Jun - 9 pm AEST
Electric Blockaloo - Minecraft Festival ft. All Day, Tokimonsta, Snakehips and more
When: 25 - 28 June
The State of Music
Mushroom Group in collaboration with the Victorian Government has launched a new initiative in the form of a weekly live-stream series called 'The State of Music'. The series features performances and interviews from Australia's best musical talents. Episode 1 which launched on Sunday 3 May, features Birds of Tokyo, Diesel, James Reyne, G Flip and Michael Gudinski (re-watch the episode HERE). Episode 3 kicks off this Sunday 17 May. Stream live via Victoria Together's Facebook or YouTube.
The ever so loveable NZ pop powerhouse BENEE is taking on the world of YouTube, dishing out fun weekly episodes every Tuesday from 10 am NZST on her YouTube Channel that are based around her tracks. The first episode features the musician take on baking a cake inspired by her song 'Find an Island'. Check it out below.
Coopers Live, Loud & Local
Snuggle up in front of your TV, Tablet or Smart Phone and enjoy a virtual pub experience thanks to Coopers. 'Love, Loud & Local' runs twice-weekly (Friday & Saturday from 8 pm AEST) and is hosted by Joel Creasy and Myf Warhurst. Get stuck into the best in local live music, pub trivia and DIY pub meals. More details HERE.
Keep It Local
New Zealand's alternative electronic, urban and indie music channel is keeping it local this NZ Music Month, bringing you nothing but the finest Kiwi tracks. Listen to some of the country's leading artists and DJ's as they assist in the discovery of their rich and diverse industry. Stream HERE.
John Course DJ Sets
Iconic Melbourne Disc Jockey John Course brings classic and future house anthems to your living room every Saturday night. The live streams also feature special guests including the likes of Zoe Badwi, Sgt Slick L'tric and more. This weeks lockdown sesh features special guest Andy Murphy. Tune in via Facebook, YouTube or Twitch from 7 pm AEST Sat 9 May.
We Are One: A Global Film Festival
Some of the world's most renowned film festivals are joining forces to bring fans a 10-day virtual festival streamed exclusively on YouTube. The festival will run from 29 May - 7 June with major film festivals including Cannes, Sundance, Sydney Film Festival, Tribecca and BFI London all getting in on the action. A full schedule will be released closer to the launch date.
Bad Seed TeeVee
Nick Cave & The Bad Seed have launched a 24-hour YouTube channel that features videos, interviews, live performances and more. Tune in below.
In Vino Veritas
The team behind the comedy and wine extravaganza, Grapes of Mirth are inviting fans to a limited access Zoom party every Friday night until mid-May. In Vino Veritas will feature live Q&A's with some of Australia's funniest comedians. Spots are limited so don't forget to register your interest HERE to secure a spot! First cabs off the rank will be Merrick Watts and Lehmo, kicking off from 4.30 AEST this Friday 24 April.
Local Melbourne online radio station Skylab are keeping your iso-bordem at bay with live-streamed sets from some of the most forward-thinking DJs from Australia and beyond. You can also explore past shows including sets from independent festival Inner Varnika, Melbourne night club Colour and more. Get your daily fix HERE.
Stay Home With: YUNGBLUD
English muso, YUNGBLUD is hosting a new weekly doco-style series called Stay Home With: YUNGBLUD, where fans can score an exclusive look into the artists daily life including creating DIY music videos, Q&A's and more. Episodes will drop every week on Tuesday via his Youtube Channel HERE. Get a taste of what's to come with Episode One below.
Neil Finn's Fangradio
Crowded House frontman Neil Finn is streaming live from his home every day from 3 pm L.A. Time (That's 8 am AEST), performing songs from his back catalogue as well as some sneaky covers. His sons Liam and Elroy also make an appearance in some of his performances too. You can stream the audio via Mixlr or watch it live via Neil's Facebook page.
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. 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!
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 launched on 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. The line-up includes singer-songwriters, Dave Dobbyn and Hollie Smith. Check out Vodafone Lounge Jams HERE.
Over the past nine weekends, Aussie acts including Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, The Chats, Josh Pyke, Eskimo Joe, 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.
The streaming festival will be back this weekend with acts yet to be announced. Viewers who 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.
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 for updates on their live sessions.
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 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.
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
With Melbourne Symphony Orchestra announcing the suspension of all concerts with audiences, every Thursday night from 7.30 pm AEST, 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.
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.