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Livestreaming lowdown: Leon Bridges, Bandsintown, Jimmy's Live and more...

The Internet has witnessed a huge surge in livestreaming over the past month as artists and media outlets conjure up new ways to entertain fans without leaving their front door.

Here, Music Week has compiled a list of the best in upcoming livestreams to look out for, so you can keep up to date and carry on your gig-going habits even in lockdown…

Leon Bridges’ hometown virtual benefit concert

Texas singer-songwriter Leon Bridges will hold a benefit concert online tonight (April 30) at 9pm ET/8pm CST via Twitch presented by Kent & Co Wines, Fort Worth-based Shaefer Advertising Co. and Fort Worth Weekly.

The concert will be in aid of Fort Worth’s Southside C.A.R.E.S. Fund which aims to support creatives and industry works in the Southside area, and will see Bridges sing some of his biggest hits including Beyond and River.

Bandsintown Live

Since the beginning of lockdown Bandsintown Live has been taking over livestreaming with over 8,102 livestreams taking place on its site, and now it’s Twitch channel is set to take off in a series of exciting events.

On April 30, The Wombats will be curating a Love Fame Tragedy takeover featuring an exclusive performance from the band itself at 1pm followed by a selection of rising artists handpicked by the band.

Four artists have been chosen for one-hour long slots kicking off with Bloxx at 2pm, Vistas at 3pm, Oscar Lang at 4pm and Full Colour to finish off the day at 5pm.

Also tonight, Party Favor will host a listening party for their brand new EP Fresh Laundry, with special guests Young Pinch and Georgia Ku.

On Friday-Sunday, May 1-3, Bandsintown will co-sponsor Dreamworld live festival and on May 4, Fender will be hosting a takeover including MIYAVI and Grammy-nominated Madison Cunningham.

Next on May 5, get ready to delve into a world of new music selected by Bandsintown from 2-5pm, as Rozzi, IV Jay, Weathers and Tory Ruperto play live.