Listen to live music from your living room

We might not be able to leave the house right now, but fortunately for us, there are lots of incredible artists who are happy to perform live from their homes, so you can listen to them from your living room sofa.  

Isol-Aid Festival  

You might have seen this popping up on your newsfeed over the last few weeks, and if you haven’t already, you should check it out.  

Isol-Aid Festival kicked off on March 22 and has been running every weekend since. To date, close to 300 acts have performed and the festivals are all in aid of Support Act (a charity which supports music workers).  

Each week, Isol-Aid posts a lineup with timings and Instagram handles for all performers, so all you need to do is follow the lineup and head to each act’s Instagram for their set. 

Donations to Support Act are encouraged (if possible) and there are even official Isol-Aid t-shirts you can buy, with all proceeds also going to Support Act.  

Fingers crossed for another epic lineup this weekend – head to Isol-Aid's Instagram for more info.  

Last week's Isol-Aid festival line up

Vance Joy  

Well, this is more of a one-off occasion, but very exciting all the same –Vance Joy delivered the ultimate Easter present on Monday when he announced that his 2018 Rod Laver Arena show will be premiering on Youtube this Saturday! 

Relive Vance’s epic ‘Nation of Two World Tour’, or see it for the first time, as footage from his biggest home headline shows will be shared.  

Singalong from the comfort of your living room and you’ll be transported to happier times – head here at 9am on Saturday to get front row seats.  

Vance Joy performing at Rod Laver Arena

Lounge Room Sessions  

Riverboats Music Festival launched Lounge Room Sessions to give Aussie artists the opportunity to perform and earn money, as they’re unable to hold their regular gigs right now.  

At 8pm on certain evenings, an Aussie musician will take over the Lounge Room Sessions Facebook page for a 30 minute set, coming directly from their living room. There’s a link on the live video which allows those at home to donate to the artist if they’re able, with 100% of all donations made going directly to the artist. 

If you head to their Facebook page, and then click on ‘Events’ you’ll be able to see the artists that are lined up, giving you the chance to tune in for a singer you love, or to watch someone completely new.  

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 

Feel like a night (in) at the orchestra? 

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are releasing never seen before, pre-recorded concerts every Thursday night at 7.30pm on to their Youtube channel

Their hope is that they can continue to perform to their fans throughout the ban on public events, and to #keepthemusicgoing despite not being able to see them live.  

As their upcoming shows have been postponed, they’ve asked those watching their videos to donate (if possible) to support them through loss of ticket sales and earnings.  

We’ll keep an eye out to see if anything else comes up that you might be interested in – let us know if there’s anything we’ve missed by messaging us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – we'd love to hear from you.