Due to the lockdown of the past weeks many events have been cancelled. Although there is now a gradual easing of the situation, a normal situation is hardly conceivable at the moment. Nevertheless, the industry has not let itself be beaten and has set up numerous projects that can be called up virtually.

LD Systems presents Prolight + Sound Product Highlights online

This year, Prolight + Sound would have been the place to present the LD Systems product highlights 2020. Due to the current situation, this could not take place during the fair. In order not to withhold its innovations from customers, however, the company has decided in favour of a virtual trade fair at which the LD Systems product manager will present exciting new products. True to the motto “New products deserve to be celebrated. 🙌”

months without a disco – That’s not possible

Clubs and discotheques have already come up with numerous projects to give artists and fans the opportunity to get together. Livestreams with DJs and musicians now take place on numerous platforms. But what to do if you want to celebrate together with others?
The solution is simple: drive-in cinema. The open-air venue, which achieved cult status especially in the 50s and 60s, is experiencing a rivalry – and not only for films.

The Discotheque Index in Emsland celebrated a car disco with about 500 visitors in their cars – of course in compliance with all hygiene rules. On the stage was Hardstyle-DJ Devin Wild, in front of it hundreds of cars, in which they celebrated and rocked. The visitors created their own disco atmosphere with flashing, honking and lights.

The format is so well received that further events are already planned.

Online Orchestra: The virtual world of classical music

The great concert halls of the world are empty. Where otherwise the imposing sounds of classical music resound, there is a yawning emptiness. But even here the musicians do not let themselves be beaten. Several symphony orchestras have already put “lockdown” videos online, such as the orchestra of Opera North.

The British newspaper “The Guardian” has compiled a number of videos in one article – it is worthwhile to take a look.

Another project is the World Online Orchestra (WOO), which is still in a planning phase, however, and is advertising for funding via Kickstarter. Here an orchestra should be able to be experienced completely online. The project is the result of an international partnership between Copenhagen Phil and Makropol in Denmark and Helios Design Labs in Toronto, Canada. The aim is to make the WOO a fun and inspiring tool from which you can dive into the secrets of classical music and even be creative together with them.

Medieval Online Music Festival

Some German musicians have also joined forces and set up an Online Music Festival. Over the Whitsun weekend, 13 bands, including Subway to Sally, Lord oft he Lost and Letzte Instanz, will play in an online festival.

The ticket price for the event can be determined by the visitors themselves and ranges from 1 to 50 Euros. According to the website, 100 percent of the money goes to the bands.