Our Top Live-Stream Picks For Memorial Day Weekend 2020
Updated: May 22
Though we’re not able to celebrate Memorial Day at a music festival like we planned, we will still be dancing as if we were at a festival. Make the best of the holiday weekend with these hand-picked music festivals and artist live streams to keep the festival vibes going. From broadcasts boasting virtual beach parties to digital sets taking place in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, these sets will transport you out of your home. Keep dancing by checking out these upcoming live streams and signing up to be a Festival Ambassador.
Upcoming Live Streams:
Don’t miss MK and Anabel Englund performing at LOST Resort Episode 10, hosted by TOKiMONSTA, on Thursday at 6 PM ET.
Tune in this Friday to catch Erick Morillo, Lauren Lane, Patrick Topping and TESTPILOT perform for Insomniac’s Factory 93 live stream. The digital festival begins at 11 PM ET, and it will be available on YouTube, Twitch or Littlestar. RSVP here for set times.
Elements Music & Arts Festival is throwing a digital beach party this Friday and Saturday in partnership with Dancing Astronaut. The virtual event is also partnering with their festival medics, Paradocs, to raise money for personal protective equipment that’s needed in hard-hit hospitals across the Northeast. RSVP here so you don’t miss performances by Claude VonStroke, J. Worra, Rusko and more.
Moombahton master Dillion Francis will host his festival live stream this weekend beginning on Saturday. The three-day event boasts a star-studded lineup including Diplo, Flosstradamus, SOFI TUKKER, Party Favor and, of course, Francis’ himself along with his famed piñata, Gerald. Catch IDGAFOS Weekend on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Francis’ website.
Headbangers, get ready for Insomniac’s Bassrush Presents Disciple on Saturday. The festival will feature sets by Barely Alive, Dirtyphonics, Eliminate, MODESTEP and PhaseOne. Stream the event on YouTube, Twitch or Littlestar from 10 PM ET until 2:30 AM ET.
Critically-acclaimed techno music festival Movement is going digital this weekend. The three-day event, in partnership with Beatport, begins Saturday, and it will be broadcasted on Beatport and Paxahau’s Twitch channels, as well as Movement’s website, Facebook and YouTube channels. Ellen Allien, Seth Troxler, Loco Dice and ANNA are among the impressive lineup.
The fantastical world of elrow is going online this Sunday starting at 10 AM ET. The event, in partnership with Desperados, will boast DJ sessions streamed from UNESCO World Heritage Site, Casa Batlló, in Barcelona. Be virtually transported into the immersive party experience, take part in interactive games and watch sets by Paco Osuna, De La Swing and Tini Gessler.
Lightning In A Bottle Festival is going digital for Memorial Day Weekend as DGTL LIB. The online festival will be hosted on Twitch with artists such as CloZee, Shiba San, Four Tet and more performing. Be sure to RSVP to get details on the lineup, schedules and more.
The acclaimed trance artist will host his first Unplugged concert that features him playing the piano, along with performances by Annabel, Bo Bruce, Christina Novelli and more. Space is limited, so buy your tickets here.
BBC Radio 1 is hosting Big Weekend UK 2020 this Friday through Sunday. The festival will feature remote sets by over 100 artists across five virtual stages: The Radio 1 Stage, the Radio 1 Dance Stage, the 1Xtra Stage, the BBC Music Introducing Stage and the Headliner Stage. The Radio 1 Dance Stage will boast sessions by Disclosure, The Black Madonna, CamelPhat and more. Tune into Radio 1 or BBC Sounds to stream the event.
SiriusXM’s Virtual DisDance Festival will begin this Friday at 4 PM ET and run through Sunday on SiriusXM’s BPM channel. If you’re not able to tune in, don’t worry because select sets will be replayed on Monday. The lineup for the stream features Above & Beyond, Deadmau5, Major Lazer and more, and there will even be a special broadcast of a 2011 Avicii set on Saturday at 5 PM ET.
Re-watchable Virtual Sets:
This bass trio merged their aggressive headbanging beats with visuals that tell a story.
This set brings the positive vibes we need in quarantine.
Take in sweeping views of South Korea as you watch Peggy Gou perform from the highest point in Seoul.
Watching Kaskade play “Atmosphere” with the stunning backdrop of the Grand Canyon: What could be more beautiful?
ZHU brought the sexy vibes in this virtual set.
Our Top Five Picks:
Dillon Francis Presents IDGAFOS Weekend: We can’t wait to get down with Dillion Francis and friends.
elrow Show Powered By Desperados: Some of the top names in techno performing at Gaudí's beautiful Casa Batlló? We need to see this.
Movement At Home: Though we wish we were in Detroit this weekend for Movement, we’ll be streaming the festival at home.
Elements: U Sexy Beach, A Digital Beach Party: We love this lineup and the idea of a virtual beach party.
Kaskade Live from Grand Canyon Skywalk: This setting is truly stunning and Kaskade’s set brings the feels.
Written by: Lisa Kocay