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Wireless Connect review: forward-thinking, blockbuster virtual festival with serious ambition

The annual rap, hip-hop and R&B-focused London festival provided its fans with a virtual alternative after this year's event was cancelled by the coronavirus outbreak

‘An Evening With Haim’ live review: a charming virtual victory-lap for chart-topping album

Celebrating their spectacular chart-topping new album, this charming stripped-back acoustic show is a remedy for this otherwise-doomed summer

Working Men’s Club live in Manchester: A livestreamed blast of unpredictable chaos from the rising band

This Yorkshire mob continue to bend the rules and do things their own way with a performance that doesn't hold anything back

Thanks to Download TV, I rocked out at Download Festival all weekend – from the comfort of home

The devilry moved online this year, so our resident metalhead tuned in and threw the horns up

BTS live in Seoul: more like an intimate hang-out with friends than a super-slick live-streamed gig

The band celebrate their seventh anniversary with new performances and a trip down memory lane

Laura Marling live in London: revelatory chapel show takes lockdown gigs to heavenly new heights

Union Chapel, June 6: this ticketed livestream show for UK and European fans sets the standard for live music during quarantine

Read NME’s original review of Foo Fighters’ debut UK gig, held 25 years ago today

Dave Grohl and co headlined the King's College London Students Union on June 3, 1995

Block By Blockwest review: the closest we’ve yet come to an authentic online festival experience

No, it's not as good as the real thing, but this Minecraft-hosted virtual party almost scratches an itch

‘Eurovision: Shine A Light’ made a valiant attempt at recreating the show’s usual sense of togetherness

The socially distanced singing showcase's defiance in the face of adversity was strangely moving

Unity 2020 Festival live on Facebook: a good cause and great sets from Yungblud and L. Devine

Raising money for the domestic violence charity Women's Aid, this well-curated virtual shindig was broadcast by the SSE Arena Wembley