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2020 Blog

Lockdown Virtual Festivals

The world has gone virtual, with social distancing taking place, we can’t go to our favourite places and we are missing out on music, movies and everything that was once there for our reach. But it hasn’t disappeared, they’re just at the reach of our finger tips.

So many of our favourite festivals have gone virtual and we want to share some of the shows that you may have missed this year and upcoming shows.

1. End of the Road "In The Garden of Streaming"

End of the Road had to postpone their festival to 2-5thSeptmeber 2021, but that didn’t stop them from a new concept of virtual festival presenting their “In the Garden of Streaming” which was recorded live from Larmer Tree Gardens this past weekend. The festival has live performances, workshops and Q&A’s, alongside having Squid and Billy Nomates – to name a few. You can read more about it on their website and check out the highlights here, or have a listen to the music from the festival here.

2. Boiler Room/4:3 Online Film Festival

The Boiler Room/4:3 online Film festival was hosted 16 April to 18th May, featuring thirteen projects that touch up and explore on a range of subjects. “From the Mafia in Palermo to sound clashes in the Congo. From AI songwriting during the 2065 Olympics to underground black lesbian culture from the 00s.” [Boiler Room/ 4:3].

Although festivals may be cancelled, virtual festivals are still a way to keep us connected. You can view the films featured in the Oiler Room/4:3 online film festival on their website or their Youtube

3. Defected Virtual Festival

Defective Virtual Festival set up twelve hours of house music to stream, inspired by their live stream shows Defective Croatia and Defective London along with other worldwide shows. The 12-hour streams have been streamed “from clubbing institution Ministry of Sound in London” [Defective].   The stream features with DJs Simon Dunmore, Monki, Sam Divine, Low Steppa, The Shapeshifters and more. You can view the festival here or listen here.


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