Calvin Harris to Headline Defected Records Livestream

Calvin Harris
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK

Calvin Harris

The Friday "festival," with proceeds going to World Health Organization's COVID-19 Response Fund, will also feature Roger Sanchez, Claptone & more.

We're still stuck inside. You're still stuck inside. Calvin Harris is still stuck inside.

This Friday, we can all make the best of it, together, when Harris "headlines" the weekend's Defected Virtual Festival livestream event. The third livestream from the esteemed UK label Defected Records since quarantine began will feature Harris playing under his house- and techno-oriented alias Love Regenerator.

“Defected helped define the sound of house music I was listening to as a teenager; I associate the old grey and blue 12” covers with so much happiness and inspiration," Harris says in a statement. "Since day one every release has been of quality, and when you think about it - with the amount the industry has changed since 1999 - to be smashing it out the park more than ever is a beyond incredible feat!"

Harris has performed several Love Regenerator livestreams via his own channels thus far during quarantine. For the Defected event, Harris tops a lineup also featuring Claptone, Roger Sanchez, Sam Divine and more. The livestream begins at 9 a.m. ET on Friday and goes straight through the end of the workweek, ending at 5:15 p.m. ET. The Defected Virtual Festival will stream via Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter. Proceeds will benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Response Fund.