Caroline Burgess-Pike enjoys attending music festivals. She usually goes to two a year, including Glastonbury, the granddaddy of them all. This year, the Kent PR director decided to attend Glastonbury Live. She believes that live streaming is an excellent approach to bridge the gap when in-person live events are canceled. They’re ideal for families with little children who might find it difficult to attend a festival. She claims that live streaming was critical during the Covid pandemic in supporting the live music and event sector at such a trying time.

Sam Divine, a natural performer with a strong passion to perform music for people all around the world, DJed at the Defected Virtual Festival, which took place in a London megaclub – without a crowd – before all the restrictions went into effect. She said that being alone in the Ministry of Sound with only the tech people, lighting guys, and a few dancers was strange, but that there was something special about it as well.

The restriction meant Sam had to DJ in her living room just days after the event. She tried out a few different streaming services before settling on Twitch, which allowed for some fan interaction. She said that the number of people in one chat room watching their favorite DJs [during live streams] was insane. The community joined together and supported each other from all around the world. Sam described it as “wonderful” and stated that he would not be turning off the streaming once the Covid restrictions were lifted.