Live stream gigs: Our guide to a couch concert

With live performances put on hold in the midst of social distancing, a number of stars have decided to perform from their home so you can enjoy from the comfort of yours! Check out our list of live stream gigs below.

As the world comes together by staying apart, a whole host of artists have decided to perform live stream gigs for their fans, showing that music can bring people together even when they are far apart.

To keep track of these live performances visit our dedicated Live Stream hub HERE.

Upcoming live stream gigs


Ben Howard | 08 April | 8pm

Ben Howard presents an exclusive one-off global live streaming event to celebrate the release of his new album, Collections From The Whiteout. Filmed at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station, Ben and his band will perform new album tracks for the first time.


Birdy | 15 April | 8pm

Birdy performs an exclusive, global livestream from Wilton’s Music Hall in London, the oldest Grand Music Hall in the world. Featuring a career spanning set from Birdy, who will be accompanied by a brand-new band that includes 8 string players, a clarinet and a French horn. This one-off, multi-camera show is set to be quite different to anything Birdy has ever undertaken before.


Elton John’s Oscar party | 26 April | 8pm

The 29th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards® event, will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris with Elton John and David Furnish presenting a star-studded unforgettable 60-minute global Pre-Party to the Oscars®. This year the very special guest performer is none other than Dua Lipa.


Our favourite performances so far

The Buckleys

The Buckleys, Australia’s hippie country band, are bringing live music straight from their living room to yours with their world virtual tour.


Watch as Hozier performs a wonderfully emotional version of The Parting Glass with a special dedication to those that have lost their lives to COVID-19.


Dermot Kennedy

The man of the moment Dermot Kennedy showed his musical talents via Instagram live, performing songs from his debut album ‘Without Fear’.


K-Pop kings BTS checked in with James Corden and performed their smash hit ‘Boy With Luv’, they even threw in some dance moves for their adoring army.

Harry Styles

Join Harry Styles as he performs several songs from his latest solo release, accompanied by his touring band.

Picture This

Picture This fans will be pleased to know that the Irish quartet have been in isolation together, meaning they could play an at home concert for their legion of supporters.


Irish favourite and global star Hozier put on a home concert in partnership with Global Citizen & WHO, with some help from collaborator Alex Ryan performing some of his most popular songs to date.

Chris Martin

With each member of Coldplay currently stuck in a different country from one another, front-man Chris Martin decided on giving fan’s a real treat with a solo performance from home lasting nearly 30 minutes including all of Coldplay’s most popular hits. He labelled the mini gig as #TogetherAtHome in the hope of other artist’s following suit.


John Legend

After Chris Martin threw down the gauntlet, R&B crooner John Legend decided to put on a home concert of his own with a helping hand from his wife Chrissy Teigen. He starts off with a wonderful rendition of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Love’s in need of love today’ before performing a slew of his own hits. He leaves a message on the video challenging both Charlie Puth and Miguel to continue the #TogetherAtHome series.


Charlie Puth

Not afraid of a challenge, Charlie Puth responded to John Legend in quick time and kept the #TogetherAtHome movement rolling, displaying his vocal talents from his parents house in front of a picturesque backdrop. He encourages the practice of social distancing but says “why not have some fun and listen to some music while your doing that”, a message we can all get behind.

Niall Horan

Fresh off the back of his sophomore album release ‘Heartbreak Weather’, Niall Horan performed an acoustic home gig for his fans on Instagram live. He begins by saying “its more than a gig” raising awareness and stressing the importance of self isolation before breaking into ‘This Town’.



Submitting to John Legend’s request, R&B ace Miguel jumped on the #TogetherAtHome train and showed off his silky vocals and guitar playing skills for his fans.

One Republic

Pop Rock veterans One Republic put on a virtual concert at home to tide their fans over, playing their biggest singles including Counting Stars and the Timbaland produced Apologize.

Bruce Springsteen

‘The Boss’ Bruce Springsteen has tried to make social distancing a little easier for his fans by sharing his electric set at London’s Hyde Park in 2009. It’s now available to stream in it’s entirety for the first time!

Ane Brun

Norweigan star Ane Brun has shared her live set from 2018 at the Oslo Spektrum Arena to tie her fans over, performing a number of covers mainly from her album ‘Leave Me Breathless’.



Bastille vocalist Dan Smith put his piano to use and went on a solo mission of performing all of the British band’s greatest hits.

Tom Misch

Accomplished musician Tom Misch took on the challenge of performing a Nirvana classic playing the unmistakable ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’.

Ben Gibbard

Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard continue’s the trend of performing at home and is even going one step further by making it a daily event. He’s stated that “For the next few weeks I will be playing songs everyday from my home studio”, so subscribe to his Youtube channel for more upcoming content.


With the ball well and truly rolling expect more artists to perform live in the coming weeks, For Arts & Theatre shows currently available online, click here. For concert films recommendations on Netflix, click here.