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 and social distancing practices 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.
Getting bored in self-iso? We got your 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!
Streams to watch this week:
Cooking By Fassnidge
Two hat celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge is hosting a weekly online cooking class where fans can ask questions as they cook. This week Colin teaches you how to make his famous braised beef plate pie. To secure a spot you'll need to purchase a ticket HERE.
When: Fri 24 April - 5pm
Ali Barter Live From Inside
Aussie pop-rock singer Ali Barter has just announced she's going on tour... around her house that is! From Thursday 23 April, she'll be sharing a live song from different rooms in her house, with one song being released each night via IGTV and YouTube. Don't forget to tune in from 6 pm AEST on Thursday!
When: Thu 23 April - Sat 2 May - 6 pm AEST
Velvet Bloom and The Vito Collective
Frontwoman Maddy Herbert and guitarist Alex Marko of up and coming Melbourne collective Velvet Bloom and The Vito Collective will be bringing their soul-infused pop sound right to your living room this Friday night via Instagram. Get your solo sway on as they perform a bunch of their songs including recent release, 'Standards'.
When: Fri 24 April - 7 pm till 8 pm AEST
When: Fri 24 April - 8 pm AEST
D-Zone w/ Donny Benét
Aussie legend Donny Benét is back on the Instagram live train with his live performance and Q&A this Saturday starting from 8 pm AEST. Be sure to tune in for some exciting news he has to share too!
When: Sat 25 April - 8 pm AEST
Music From The Home Front
Frontier Touring has taken the virtual concert scene by storm, bringing a special Anzac Day concert featuring some of Australia and New Zealand's biggest muso's including Cortney Barnet, Marlon Williams, Birds of Tokyo, Jimmy Barnes, Vance Joy, Delta Goodrem and so many more. The concert will kick off this Saturday night 25 April from 7.30 pm AEST and 9.30 pm NZST, broadcasted live on Channel Nine (AU) and Channel Three (NZ).
When: Sat 25 April - 7.30 pm AEST / 9.30 pm NZST
Where: Channel 9 (AU) or Channel Three (NZ)
The COVID-19 Project
Our pals behind EDM festival Dreamland Festival are hosting a live stream this Saturday featuring special guests Chardy, Alissa Baylee, Agile and more. They're also giving away 5 double passes to the rescheduled festival in September at Melbourne's Luna Park.
When: Sat 25 April - 7.30pm till 12.30am AEST
Play On Fest
Warner Music Group has just dropped an epic three-day virtual music festival, happening this weekend. The festival will be kicked off by LL COOL J from 12 pm ET this Friday, April 24 (That's 2 am AEST on Saturday 25 April!). Other acts on the bill include the likes of Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Green Day, Ed Sheeran, Twenty One Pilots, David Guetta, and more. The 72-hour festival will be exclusively streamed via Songkick's YouTube Channel HERE.
When: 12 pm ET Fri 24 April - 12 pm ET Sunday 26 April (2 am AEST Sat 25 April - 2 am AEST Mon 27 April)
Defected Records Virtual Festival
House music legends Defected Records are back this Friday for the fourth edition of their Virtual Festival. The festival kicks off from midnight AEST Friday and runs until 12 noon Saturday. Lineup TBA.
When: Fri 24 April - Saturday 25 April - 12am till 12pm
Boiler Room's 4:3 Film Festival
With recent film festivals cancelled across the world, Boiler Room is hosting an online film festival, live streaming 13 films across April and May. Check out the full program HERE.
When: 16 April - 18 May
Where: Boiler Room TV
Streams to re-watch this week:
Untitled. Virtual Day Party
The Melbourne based collective behind Aussie festivals including Beyond the Valley, Duke St Block Party, Ability Fest and Wildlands, Threw a virtual day party on the weekend featuring Dom Dolla, Willaris.K, Jordan Brando, London Topaz and more. If you missed it you can rewatch all the festival antics HERE
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.
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In Vino Veritas - “In wine lies the truth’”. A new LIVE online comedy and wine chat show where Merrick welcomes a different guest comedian each week. They’ll sit down over a bottle of wine and go through the ‘Mixed Dozen’ - 12 questions submitted by you guys. It's a free event, with the comedians generously giving us an hour of their time and the wines generously provided by our great wine partners! As part of the registration process you'll be able to submit a question you’d like answered, and then simply stand by with a drink in hand on Friday arvo at 4:30pm AEST for what will be an exclusive little party with wine and friends. Ask them anything; “What does the afterlife look like?", “Are dogs better than cats?“, "Worst gig"?, “What will you never drink again and why?”, etc... Just like our attitudes towards wine, there are NO stupid questions. Give us your best and we look forward to sharing a wine and an hour with you on Friday afternoons. Joining us in the next month are @lehmo15 @judithlucy_official_ @pjhelliar @_denisescott With wine by @peterdraytonwines @brownbrothers @seppeltsfield @josefchromywines Register at www.grapesofmirth.com.au #grapesofmirth #comedy #wine #invinoveritas #themixeddozen
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.
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 five 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 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.
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.