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Couch concerts: punk or opera? Livestreams give you a front-row ...


Couch concerts: punk or opera? Livestreams give you a front-row seat

More and more artists are offering live and streamed shows so you don’t miss out on concert season

Jo Buitendach

It’s concert season, but because of the bans on large public gatherings across the globe due to the Covid-19 pandemic, live music festivals and concerts are being cancelled or postponed as fast as you can say “mic drop”. But fear not, music lovers, you can still get your live (or later) concert fix as a number of acts are coming to our rescue and performing live and streamed shows online. Which means no warm beer, endless queues for portable toilets, or giants blocking your view.


The World Health Organisation and Global Citizen have launched the virtual concert series “Solidarity Sessions: Together at Home” which showcase performances from top musical artists via Instagram Live. Global Citizen curator and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin started the series off with a 30-minute mini-concert. It featured him sitting at his home piano, playing requests and interacting with fans from around the globe. Martin performed some of his greatest hits as well as a little excerpt from David Bowie’s Life on Mars. To find out about upcoming performances follow the hashtag #TogetherAtHome on Instagram...

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