Now that we’re all absolutely doing the social distancing thing and pretty much every gig, show and festival has been either canned or postponed, there’s a whole plethora of bands, artists, DJs, and creatives bringing the party to you for the next however long through live-streamed gigs.

There’s so much going on, it’s almost impossible to keep on top of it alone, so here’s a big ol’ list of all the live-streamed gigs that have happened, are happening, or are set to happen so you can have a sweet isolation party.

Hell, queue up a bunch of these live-streamed gigs and curate your own dream festival (mine includes watching every Ben Gibbard morning livestream in order, just to really get the emotions going.)

Know of a band, artist or DJ taking their gigs online during this age of social distancing? Hit me up on

Live-Streamed Gigs To Tune Into From The Comfort Of Your Couch


WHEN: March 21 & 22, Midday – midnight
WHERE: Instagram Live
WHAT: Kicking off at midday AEDT both days on organisers Em Ulman and Merpire‘s accounts, the massive two-day effort will see artists play a 20-minute set from their isolation, before split-screening with the next act and continuing on.

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Excuse me while I go cry in a heap now… ???????????? With our sudden lack of live shows and income, your fellow gigless artist Merpire (Rhiannon), festival organiser @millylala Em Ulman (Brunswick Music Festival/Small Time) and @shannenthescholar Shannen Egan (Turning Heads Agency) have combined their powers to put on – ISOL-AID MUSIC FESTIVAL A two-day Instagram Live Music Festival *Beaut artwork by @sebi.white x ISOL-AID features two days of live streaming from 74 musicians including @angiemcmahon @juliajacklin @stelladonnelly @didirri_ @carla_geneve @harveysutherland @spacey_jane @ainsliewills and many many more. 12 noon – 12 midnight Saturday 21st March and Sunday 22nd March. An Instagram live-streaming festival promoting unity and community. Playing live from bedrooms, lounge-rooms, studios or wherever they are self-isolating, artists will play a 20-minute set streamed live on their Instagram accounts, and then tag-team the next artist to play via split-screen, sending fans down a rabbit-hole of new music discovery. Follow hashtag #isolaidfestival to watch the whole festival back later, artist by artist. As the COVID-19 outbreak threatens live music across the globe, Australian artists from all over the world band together to create ISOL-AID, a socially (media) distanced music festival. In a matter of weeks, tours, local shows and public appearances have been cancelled across the board and the international music community has come to a standstill and faces an uncertain future. According to the current tally of losses for the Australian music community, (for performers, production, crew, hospo workers, managers, booking agents & more) sits at $150 million dollars. The impact of these cancellations is financial, psychological and emotional, and will undoubtedly be long lasting. If they are in the financial position to do so, viewers are encouraged to buy music and merch from the artists’ Bandcamp and Patreon pages, their websites, as well as donating to fundraisers set up for @supportact See you online. #isolaidfestival Big love, Merpire, Emily and Shannen

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Room 2 Radio Online Nightclub

WHERE: Facebook Live & Twitch
WHEN: 8pm – late, Friday March 20
WHAT: Dubbed as Sydney’s first online nighclub, Room 2 Radio is booting up for the first time tonight to turn your isolation house into a makeshift nightclub. Tune in from 8pm on March 20 for hefty beats that’ll have you going from late to much, much later.

Hayden James Backyard Live Stream

WHERE: YouTube
WHEN: Weekly, 12pm Saturdays
WHAT: Spend your Saturday afternoon with Hayden James on the ones and twos live from his backyard. You beaut.

Ben Gibbard: Live From Home

WHEN: 10am (AEDT) daily.
WHERE: Facebook Live & YouTube
WHAT: The frontman from Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service is doing daily live-streams from his place in Seattle, playing a bunch of songs from his various bands. So if you’re keen for a big emo cry…


WHERE: Facebook Live
WHAT: The German-American duo went live on Facebook in the wee hours of the morning for a solid half-hour of power. This will 100% get your blood pumping.

The YUNGBLUD Show Live

WHERE: Facebook Live
WHAT: The UK neo-punk ratbag did an hour-long show on the 16th, which included a performance, and Yungblud jumping into chat-show mode to talk with the likes of Machine Gun KellyBella ThorneOliver Tree and others over a bunch of beers.

Niall Horan: Together From Home

WHERE: Instagram Live / YouTube
WHAT: Sweet Irish boy Niall Horan was one of many artists (including John Legend, Common, and Chris Martin from Coldplay) to do an Instagram Live livestream this week. Tune in and enjoy his thick Irish accent taking requests and playing little ditties.

Christine & The Queens

WHERE: Instagram Live
WHEN: 6pm CET daily (4am out time, oof)
WHAT: Christine & The Queens is killing time in her rehearsal space in France at the moment, and is challenging herself to going live with performances while in isolation. She’s got one up and live on her IGTV so far, and fingers crossed we get some more ASAP.

Charli XCX Doing Everything

WHERE: Instagram Live
WHEN: 12pm PT daily (6am our time)
WHAT: Ever wanted to watch Charli XCX exercise with Diplo? What about a girls night in with Rita Ora? Well now you bloody can, because Charli is doing a series of daily Instagram Live sessions while everyone’s in this weird-ass lockdown.

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