Virtual events you can attend from home
Pink Floyd launching weekly series of full concert videos on YouTube
Pink Floyd has started launching a weekly series of full concert videos on YouTube starting from April 17. The first concert video released on April 17 was "Pulse" held in 1994 at the Earls Court in London during The Division Bell Tour.
"We'd like to wish you all the best, and hope that you and your families are staying safe and well in these difficult times. We will continue to post as normal to hopefully give you some interesting and diverting images, music and video to help us all get through this", the band posted on social media.
Bangladeshi musicians promoting social distancing online
While most people in the country are in quarantine to prevent the transmission of coronavirus, musicians in Bangladesh took an opportunity to bond with the audience through online home concerts. The trend was initiated by the Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin who started a musical movement to entertain people at home through a hashtag. Since then, the #TogetherAtHome movement has been joined by musicians all around the world. Popular musicians such as Shayan Chowdhury Arnob, Zohad Reza Chowdhury from Nemesis, Imran Ahmed, Jon Kabir from Indalo and many others have joined in for the cause and are regularly recording home-concerts for the audience. A local rock band named "Arekta Rock Band" has recorded a whole new track that anyone can jam to. Local event planning firm Blues Communications are re-posting their biggest concerts and musical events on Facebook for audiences enjoy. This movement has brought the country's music industry together to fight against the depressing times that the country is going through right now.
Sodium Batir Gaan: Stay at home and taped sessions
Sodium Batir Gaan is a Dhaka University-based initiative that aims to promote indie musicians of the country through regular open-air concerts at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of the university. Sodium Batir Gaan has been regularly releasing tracks from their taped sessions recorded a month ago before the quarantine started. Amit Pramanik, one of the organisers of the initiative said, "Throughout the five seasons, we have listened to some amazing tracks that we felt should be recorded and given away to a bigger audience. We have started to upload the tracks from the taped sessions on our YouTube channel in the quarantine period and been getting good responses so far."
Sodium Batir Gaan is also hosting regular live sessions from their Facebook page with different artists. The "Stay at home" sessions are specially hosted to lift up the spirits of the music lovers currently in quarantine. "So far we have hosted eight "Stay at home" sessions and plan to host more in the coming days", said Amit Pramanik.
UEFA premiering the classic matches
For fans of football, UEFA is bringing the classic games back on UEFA.tv. Fans can now rewatch the games and relive their favourite moments of Football while patiently wait for football games to resume again, possibly behind closed doors in indoor grounds.
Few English Premier League clubs like Manchester United are also premiering the old classics on Facebook and Twitter to help their fans relive the old glories.