How to Watch All of the Dance Music Livestreams Happening This Weekend (May 22-24)
Ahh, Memorial Day weekend, the three day expanse that typically finds us in lotus pose at Lightning In a Bottle, or thrashing to techno near dawn at Movement Festival, or just grilling things in a friend's backyard.
Indeed, this year is different. With COVID-19 canceling mass gatherings and live music events for the foreseeable future, for dance fans, this weekend is much quieter.
But it doesn't have to be totally quiet, as many dance festivals like Movement and LiB are taking the show online over the next few days. Here's how to watch all of the dance music livestreams happening this weekend.
The Event: Factory 93 Livestream
The Date: Friday, May 22 at 8 p.m. PT
The Artists: Testpilot, Patrick Topping, Lauren Lane and Erick Morillo.
How to Watch: Via Insomniac TV.
The Event: Movement at Home
The Date: May 23-25
The Artists: Justin Martin, Loco Dice, Carl Craig, Ellen Allien, Seth Troxler, MK and many more.
The Cause: The MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, assisting people in the music community affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
How to Watch: The three-day live stream event will be hosted on Beatport and Paxahau’s Twitch channels. It will also be broadcasted on Movement’s website, Facebook, YouTube, and Mixcloud channels.
The Event: DGTL Lightning In a Bottle
The Date: Friday May 22 at 5 p.m PT through Sunday, May 24
The Artists: Four Tet, Kaytranada, Clozee, Justin Jay, Tycho, Rinzen, The Glitch Mob, Eli & Fur, Marques Wyatt and many more.
How to Watch: Via the Lightning in a Bottle Twitch channel.
The Event: The Sweetest Prom Ever
The Date: Saturday May 23 at 9 p.m. ET
The Artists: Steve Aoki
The Cause: For all of the highschoolers who had their proms cancelled this year.
How to Watch: Via the Chips Ahoy Youtube.
The Event: Stream City Live
The Date: Sunday, May 24 at 12 a.m. ET
The Artists: Artists are as yet unannounced, but the concept is cool, with the stream simulating famous locations throughout the world. This first event takes the party to Dubrovnik, Croatia inside the ancient walls of The Pearl of the Adriatic fortress (and world’s first quarantined city) which has been used in big time film and television projects including Game of Thrones and Star Wars.
The Cause: Proceeds will be donated to the International Red Cross and local charities in aid of COVID-19.
How to Watch: Via the Mr. Afterparty Facebook and Instagram.
The Event: W&W in Virtual Reality
The Date: Saturday, May 23 at 12 p.m. ET
The Artists: W&W, doing an extended virtal reality livestream via a partnership with Dutch events brand ALDA, in which an entire 3D world will be created.
How to Watch: Via the event's website.
The Event: Elrow Show Powered by Desperados
The Date: Sunday, May 24 at 12 p.m. ET
The Artists: Paco Osuna, De La Swing, Tini Gessler
How to Watch: Via the event's Facebook page.