The Live-Stream Weekly Round-Up: Week of 6/24
Updated: Jun 26
The first day of summer has officially come. While many music lovers typically spend this time of the year at festivals, this year is different as we’re staying home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While we may not be able to connect on the dance floor for quite some time, at least we can connect virtually through music festival and artist live streams. We’ve handpicked our favorite digital events taking place this week to keep the festival vibes alive. Don’t stop dancing and sign up to be a Festival Ambassador.
Upcoming Live Streams:
Don’t miss Taiki Nulight, Kendoll, The Sponges, Petey Clicks and, of course, Night Bass label boss AC Slater performing this Thursday. This will mark the third installation of the live stream, which takes place during the last Thursday of each month, and it will begin at 6 PM ET on Twitch.
Relive Governors Ball this Thursday and Friday with Governors Ball From The Vault. The YouTube stream will feature performances by Travis Scott, The Black Keys, Post Malone and Major Lazer. The event will begin at 8 PM ET each evening, and it will benefit Equal Justice Initiative, Food Bank for New York City and Crew Nation.
BIJOU, Afro Bros, VOLAC, Lisa Lashes and more will perform for 1001Tracklists Virtual Festival 3.0 this Thursday through Saturday. The live stream will mark the third and final Virtual Festival with performances by more than 30 artists. RSVP here.
Hardtrap godfather SAYMYNAME will host One Beat this Friday at 11 PM ET. The live stream celebrating unity and change will boast sets by YehMe2, BLVK JVCK, Lit Lords, Gladez, SweetTooth and, of course, SAYMYNAME. The virtual event will benefit Los Angeles Urban League, which is a non-profit focused on serving, educating and empowering African American and minority communities. Watch the live stream on Insomniac TV, Twitch, YouTube or Facebook.
Catch Amelie Lens, Loco Dice, Speedy J and more performing this weekend for Awakenings Festival 2020 Online Weekender. The virtual event will feature a new 3D experience of their Gashouder venue and new sets from artists. The weekend will kick off Friday with special interviews live from the Red Bull Music Studios in Amsterdam, and more interviews will be available throughout the weekend by tuning into the Awakenings Red Bull Backstage Area. There will also be chances to win four backstage tickets for the 2021 festival and an Awakenings x Red Bull cooler signed by artists.
Hardstyle fans rejoice as Defqon.1 At Home will be streamed this Friday through Sunday. The online festival will boast performances by more than 80 artists, such as Sub Zero Project, Warface and Coone. It will also feature every key element of Defqon.1, including all the Colors of Defqon.1, The Gathering, The Endshow, POWER HOUR and The Closing Ceremony. There will even be opportunities to win prizes with The Q-Dance Quiz.
Tune in this Saturday at 10 PM ET for Gareth Emery Presents The Lasers: Virtual Album Release Party. The online release party will boast performances by Tritonal, Ashley Wallbridge, Craig Connelly, Morgan Page, ODD MOB and VAVO. In addition, it will benefit the Equal Justice Initiative, Rave Recovery, In Place of War and Change.org. Watch on Insomniac TV, Twitch, YouTube or Facebook.
Norman Jay, DJ Paulette, Heidi and Batu will perform this Saturday beginning at 4 PM ET for Block9 Glastonbury 2020 Warehouse Party Live Stream. The digital event will be hosted on YouTube, and it will be a fundraiser for Runnymede Trust and MSF.
Re-watchable Virtual Sets:
We love the chill and positive vibes in this set.
This live stream features her classic ethereal deep house melodies, and they’re accompanied by stunning mountain views.
Trap legend YehMe2 did not disappoint in this set.
Elohim possesses a truly unique sound. This set is definitely worth a listen.
Our Top Five Picks:
Night Bass Livestream Vol. 3: We can’t wait to get down with Night Bass label friends.
SAYMYNAME Presents: One Beat: We love what this live stream celebrates unity and change.
Awakenings Festival 2020 Online Weekender: We’re excited to see the new 3D experience of their iconic Gashouder venue and dance to new sets.
Governors Ball From The Vault: We love to relive festival-scale productions.
Nora En Pure Presents Purified 200 In Gstaad, Switzerland: Her set is truly magical.
Written By: Lisa Kocay