The best live stream sets happening in August and how to watch them

Venues across the UK still at risk as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the live music scene, which doesn’t look like it’ll be returning to normal any time soon. If you’re missing live music and still want your fix – alongside helping these music venues – then the closest thing to a gig at the moment is a live stream set. A number of artists are bringing music into people’s home with unique and intimate sets with Lianne La Havas and Dermot Kennedy recently performing in London music venues.

So for those who aren’t lucky enough to live near the UK’s first socially distanced music venue in Newcastle, you can find out some of the biggest live streams coming up below. Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro will perform a one-off live show at an iconic Glasgow venue to mark the release of their new album ‘A Celebration of Endings’. It will see them perform the new album in full for the very first time, across different spaces within the venue to create a unique experience.

The band will also play a selection of songs from other albums during their soundcheck, which will be screened before the performance They also recently announced an intimate UK tour in support of the album for spring 2021. This includes a show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, with tickets available here. Meanwhile their arena tour which was cancelled will be rescheduled to next year with dates still to be confirmed.

When: Saturday, August 15 Where: An ‘iconic Glasgow venue’ Tickets:universe.com

Supergrass

Supergrass (Image: Manchester Evening News)

The group have teamed up with Goose Island to play an intimate live stream show at the Bullingdon in Oxford, which will be in support of charities Nordoff Robbins and CALM. They’ve said: “Grassroots venues everywhere are battling to survive right now and they’re desperate to be able to access the money the government has promised to help them. It’s really important that the process is fast tracked now so that no more venues have to close for good and they can fully open up for bands and fans as soon as it’s safe.”

This summer they will also perform at the UK’s first outdoor socially distanced venue in Newcastle which launched this month with a sold-out show from Sam Fender. When: Friday, August 21 Where: Bullingdon, Oxford

Tickets:www.gooseislandpresents.com Ellie Goulding

After recently releasing her fourth studio album ‘Brightest Blue’, Ellie Goulding will perform a live stream set at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The LP reached number one in the UK, becoming her third to do so, and fans across the globe can expect to hear tracks during the live set alongside fan favourites.

She’ll be joined by a special ensemble of musicians and a very special guest who is yet to be announced. The singer-songwriter is also touring the UK in spring 2021 with a date at the Eventim Apollo, with tickets available here. When: Wednesday, August 26

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum Tickets:universe.com IDLES

IDLES (Image: Lindsay Melbourne)

There will be three sets from IDLES across two days during August bank holiday weekend at the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

Each show will have a unique setlist so you can choose which one you want to tune into ahead of purchasing a ticket. The full details of each setlist are available on the band’s website below. They will take place at 9pm or 11:45pm on August 29 and 12pm on August 30.

This September they’re releasing their third album ‘Ultra Mono’ which follows up their breakthrough debut and second album ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’ which reached the top five on the UK Albums Chart. When: Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30 Where: Abbey Road

Tickets:www.idlesband.com

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