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How to Watch All of the Dance Music Livestreams Happening This Weekend (May 15-17)

EDC Las Vegas
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EDC Las Vegas

Right now, more than 100,000 ravers were supposed to be in Las Vegas, gearing up for one of the world's biggest dance music festivals, Electric Daisy Carnival. Instead, the event is happening online all weekend long, with a choice selection of other dance music livestreams going down this weekend in lieu of IRL shows.

From big room to house to tech house to EDM to trance and more, there's something for you to blast through your browser. Here are the biggest dance music livestreams happening this weekend.

The Event: EDC Las Vegas Virtual Rave-a-Thon
The Date: Friday through Sunday from 8 p.m. – 5 a.m. ET daily
The Artists: David Guetta, Duke Dumont, K?D, Kaskade, Nicole Moudaber, Tokimonsta, Zeds Dead, Zhu and many more.
The Cause: In Place of War to promote Rave Recovery, a relief fund created for dance music fans impacted by COVID-19.  A portion of the proceeds will also support In Place of War’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund, supporting  vulnerable communities in the global south.
How to Watch: Via Insomniac TV

The Event: Music Against Animal Cruelty x Beatport
The Date: May 16 at 10 a.m. ET
The Artists: Adam Beyer & Ida Engberg, Art Department, Cassy, Cici, Danny Tenaglia, Dennis Ferrer, Dubfire, Loco Dice, Mathew Jonson, Soul Clap & wAFF
The Cause: The wildlife conservation organization Music Against Animal Cruelty 
How to Watch: Beatport's Twitch channel

The Event: Blockeley Music Festival
The Date: May 16 at 7 p.m. ET and May 17 at 1 p.m. ET
The Artists: Beauz, Sam Feldt, Bakermat, Michael Calfan, Vini Vici, Brooks, EDX, Dannic and 40 other dance artists
The Cause: Created and hosted by UC Berkeley, this two-day festival is the first in-game Minecraft music festival and is happening to celebrate the graduating class of 2020.
How to Watch: Via the event's Facebook page

The Event: Destructo's Sunrise Sermon
The Date: May 17 at 8:30 a.m. ET
The Artists: Destructo (aka dance world veteran Gary Richards) and a host of special guests
How to Watch: Destructo's Twitch and Facebook pages.

The Event: Elrow Powered by Desperados
The Date: Sunday at 12 p.m. ET
The Artists: Marco Faraone, Marc Maya and Toni Varga
How to Watch: Beatport's Twitch channel.

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