Best live stream gigs happening this February
- Becki Crossley
- 18 January 2021
Paul Weller, the London Symphony Orchestra, Mogwai and more are streaming into homes this February
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, live music venues and theatres sadly remain closed for the duration of the latest lockdown. In a hopeful bid to keep the industry alive and fans at home entertained, more artists are turning to virtual events. A plethora of shows are being streamed using advanced technology, multi-camera techniques and more from some of the world's most iconic and adventurous venues, many of which are here in the UK. There are over 180 live-streamed gigs going ahead next month with the number rising every week. Here are some of the best online gigs to attend from the comfort of your own home in February 2021.
The UK's premier celebration of Celtic music went online this year running from Fri 15 Jan. As we enter February you can catch the final show of this 2021 program with groups Ceòl Uibhist a Tuath and Music of North Uist.
Mon 1 Feb, 7.30pm, £5. Book tickets.
London Symphony Orchestra — Space...but not as we know it
Presenter Rachel Leach explores the separation of sounds, how music travels around an orchestra and what you can hear between the notes, in this one-hour family concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Mon 1—Tue 16 Feb, 11am, free. Book tickets.
Paul Weller with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Paul Weller takes to the stage for his first live gig in two years, with the backing of the full BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance curated and arranged by the multi-talented Jules Buckley. Catch him live from the Barbican, London.
Sat 6 Feb, 8pm, £12.50. Book tickets.
Jimmy Eat World
As part of their globally streamed Phoenix sessions, Jimmy Eat World are performing a number of their albums virtually throughout 2021. In February the band will perform their third studio album Clarity in its entirety for fans.
Fri 12 Feb, 10pm, £14.99. Book tickets.
Rufus Wainwright continues his epic series of online shows. Join him across six shows as part of the Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective series. The program includes Out Of The Game and Take All My Love album shows and a movie soundtrack special, plus a Q&A with the man himself.
Fri 5, Fri 12, Fri 19 and Fri 26 Feb, prices vary. Book tickets.
Scottish post-rock legends Mogwai celebrate the launch of their tenth studio album As The Love Continues with a live performance premiere. Filmed at the Tramway Theatre in Glasgow, the broadcast will give fans the first opportunity to hear the new album in full.
Sat 13 Feb, 8pm, £15. Book tickets.
BICEP — Live global stream II at the Saatchi Gallery
Following on from the huge success of their debut live stream, BICEP stream a show from the Saatchi Gallery in London. Comprising an extended live performance, with an additional support act to be announced, the show will once again feature visuals from close collaborator Black Box Echo.
Fri 26 Feb, 8.30pm, £14. Book tickets.
To coincide with the release of his new single 'numb', Tom Odell has announced a virtual live show with Q&A. The singer-songwriter is set to release his fourth album later this year and will play never-before-heard tracks, giving fans the first opportunity to hear new music from the record. The show is limited to 900 tickets to give it an intimate feel.
Sat 27 Feb, 9.30pm, £tbc . Book tickets from 7pm, Thu 18 Feb.
The multi-award-winning folk singer Seth Lakeman celebrates the 15th anniversary of his seminal album Freedom Fields with a one-off online concert. Seth will be joined by a live band, featuring musicians Ben Nicholls, Benji Kirkpatrick and Alex Hart.
Sat 27 Feb, 8pm, £16.50. Book tickets.