Another weekend, another lineup of big deal dance events to launch a browser for this weekend. Whether you want bass, techno, IDM, EDM or house, it’s all there for you via the world wide web.
Here are the biggest dance music livestreams happening this weekend.
The Event: Fortnite Party Royale
The Date: 6 p.m. PT on Friday, May 8
The Artists: Steve Aoki, Dillon Francis, deadmau5 and more.
How to Watch: Via the Party Royale website.
The Event: Defected Virtual Festival 5.0
The Date: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT on Friday, May 8
The Artists: Duke Dumont, A-Trak, Danny Howard, Sonny Fodera and more.
The Cause: The World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response Fund
How to Watch: Via the Defected Records YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter and Mixcloud Live platforms.
The Event: Florian Picasso Livestream
The Date: 11 a.m. PT on Saturday, May 9
The Artists: EDM artist Florian Picasso, who yes, is the great-grandson of Pablo. (And also a recent Martin Garrix collaborator.)
How to Watch: Via Picasso’s Facebook page.
The Event: LiveMedAid
The Date: Saturday, May 9
The Artists: This event isn’t a typical dance livestream, but instead a TK featuring heavyweights including Jane Goodall, Neil De Grasse Tyson and other big time doctors and scientists. It makes the cut here because duo Kiana V and Satica will be performing their new AO BeatS collaboration “Ambrosia” during the event. Other performers include Adam Lambert and Queen. Plus, science is cool!
The Cause: Doctors Without Borders.
How to Watch: Via the LiveMedAid website.
The Event: Carl Cox‘s Awesome Soundwave Live
The Date: Saturday, May 9
The Artists: Carl Cox, Christopher Coe + Ehsan Gelsi, Bloody Mary, Digital Afrika, Mat Playford, Giorgia Angiuli, An On Bast, Julien Chaptal and Satoshi Tomiie
The Cause: 50 percent of proceeds go to Awesome Soundwave artists and 50 percent go to Crisis Kitchen Bali , an organization set up to feed the local community in Bali who are facing starvation due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
How to Watch: Via Beatport.
The Event: Secret Sky
The Date: 11 a.m. PST on Saturday, May 9.
The Artists: Event curator Porter Robinson, San Holo, Madeon, Jai Wolf and 14 other artists.
The Cause: MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund
How to Watch: Aia Robinson’s YouTube and Twitch pages, on Playstation via the Littlstar App and on through Robinson’s custom-designed digital auditorium.
The Event: Film Premiere of Gryffin: Gravity Live From the Shrine
The Date: 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 9
The Artists: Gryffin is debuting his concert movie Gravity Live From the Shrine, filmed during his two-night run in Los Angeles last October.
How to Watch: Gryffin’s YouTube page.
The Event: Set For Love
The Date: Now through 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 10.
The Artists: More than 6,000 DJs (!) with headliners including Paul Oakenfold, Jackmaster, Nightmares on Wax, Saytek and Nick Warren.
The Cause: Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, a charitable foundation that hosts fundraising initiatives for the electronic music industry and beyond
How to Watch: The SetForLove website.