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Things to do this weekend – festivals at home

We don’t know about you, but festivals is something we’re really missing this summer. Here are some ways you can try to replicate the same atmosphere at home!

Host your perfect festival thanks to Festify

Even the best festivals feature acts that you probably don’t love. With the help of Festify, you can see what a festival made up of all of your favourite artists would look like. For example, this is what Amy’s from our Comms team would look like -

Foals / George Ezra / Chairlift / Lizzo

Lizzo and nature sounds for yoga, anyone?

You can check out how it would look based on what you’ve been listening to this month, the past six months or your whole Spotify experience. Why not invite some friends or family over for a socially distanced gathering to enjoy your perfect festival playlist?

Turn your home into a stage

Make Music Day is an annual set of free music events taking place on the longest day of the year – 21 June. The events normally take place in lots of different venues and public spaces around the world. This year the music celebration is digital.

Anyone can perform and everyone can enjoy. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a professional – take part and reach a new audience. If performing isn’t for you, you can watch any genre via the website, learn something new or take part in a music related quiz.

Get buzzy with some beats

If the little ones are missing music classes, The Hive’s popular Buzzy Beats classes can be watched live on Facebook.

The music classes for under-fives are ran by composer and performer Mary, who has been hosting the sell-out sessions in Shrewsbury for the past 15 years. Videos can be watched live on Fridays at 10.30am and the bedtime song is streamed Tuesdays at 6pm. All previous live streams are available to watch; a perfect edition for a family festival!

19th June 2020