Missed out on your favorite artists because of this pandemic? Fret not! We prepared a bunch of artists that we feel you’d love to watch online, so you won’t feel that bummed out with all the canceled music festivals you didn’t get to go to.
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Dear Class of 2020
When: June 7, 2020, at 3:00 AM
A virtual commencement celebration hosted by YouTube, the event aims to bring together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube content creators to celebrate graduating students from high schools and universities who will not be able to march on stage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Featuring as commencement speakers are former US President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, K-Pop group BTS, Lady Gaga, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. The audience should also watch out the special appearances of ASAPScience, Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, The Try Guys, Zendaya, Mr. Kate, Dude Perfect, Jackie Aina, Zane Hijazi, and a lot more.
Fearless at Home Festival
An event hosted by Fearless Records, this online concert is dedicated to emo kids! Featuring the acoustic performances by Plain White T’s, The Pretty Reckless, Ice Nine Kills, and Grayscale, among others, the audience can either donate or buy a merch. Proceeds of the donation will be given to the Crew Nation, a global relief fund for live music crew, so you know it’s going to be good!
Ben Gibbard: Live from Home
When: Every Friday at 7:00 AM
This is for all Death Cab for Cutie fans out there! The band’s vocalist, Ben Gibbard, hosts acoustic live stream performances and takes song requests from fans on Facebook. Drum and bass tutorials from Death Cab for Cutie’s drummer Jason McGerr and bass player Nick Harmer are also uploaded on the band’s Facebook page.
Author’s note: Ben Gibbard’s latest video last May 7 was uploaded on YouTube because of a technical glitch. You can watch it here.
When: Every Friday
Fans around the world may virtually join the Irish, indie rock band Kodaline on their shows every Friday. The best part of this show is that you get to interact with the band and request songs.
Do you want to feel the isolation a bit deeper? Well, Radiohead will be releasing archived live concerts on its YouTube channel weekly.
When: Every Monday
Metallica Mondays have now become a real thing! With the iconic heavy metal band releasing some live-stream footages of their past gigs, fans would definitely bang their heads within their homes.
With the number of music festivals and concerts being canceled, many fans are bummed out because of the world’s current situation. We like how artists are sharing their talents online to help mend the quarantine blues and give us a source of hope in these trying times. Wash your hands, drink lots of water, and stay safe!