Social distancing doesn’t mean you have to stop jamming out! Despite many of the top names in the music festival industry cancelling or postponing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no shortage of live music to consume globally.
In fact, we have found a variety of upcoming online music festivals to view! Most are free to watch but are accepting donations for various relief funds or non-profits. If you have others, please fill out the form here and we’ll consider adding it to this story!
Human to Human
Hosted by Facebook via Facebook Live, this music festival will raise proceeds for Plus One Foundation, MusicCares, and Sweet Relief, to support those in the music industry who are struggling to make ends meet during this time.
Funds raised will go toward the medical expenses, food and other vital living expenses of those in the entertainment industry who have been impacted by sickness or loss of work.
The large event will be held April 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and will feature acts such as Grouplove, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, Matt Nathanson, Tori Kelly, among many others.
View more details here.
Can’t Be Cancelled
Can’t be Cancelled is a huge 2-week, online festival spearheaded by Reset Presents from Chicago. This festival will bring together nearly a dozen event companies and artist collectives to produce a full festival's worth of underground and upcoming talent.
This is a free event but is raising money for the Meals on Wheels' COVID-19 Response Fund, the goal of which is to keep seniors safe and nourished.
The festival will be streamed on Twitch and include live visuals by a number of talented visual artists to go along with the sets. The genres primarily featured will be hip-hop and bass music.
Catch this festival April 10-11 or April 17-18 here.
Nether Meant will be held on April 11 by Open Pit Presents, a group that have previously produced several successful virtual music festivals. Featuring American Football, Anamanaguchi, Baths and a plethora of other artists, this genre-bending festival will be streamed on Minecraft.
For more information on how to stream the festival, click here.
Lincoln Center Concerts for Kids
The Lincoln Center in New York City is sharing short concerts via Facebook that are aimed at sharing enjoyable, diverse music styles with children. Watch the first Concert for Kids here.