9 Ways to Host a Live Concert Stream Party in 2024

Noel Gallagher fans – looking to feel supersonic and have the Oasis hitmaker perform in the comfort of your home?  

Are you an Armin van Buuren stan ready to welcome the good vibes into your living room?  

Major artists, from Years & Years to YOSHIKI and from All Time Low to UB40, have started putting on high-quality live streamed concerts in recent years, allowing fans to experience hair-raisingly excellent performances in a whole new way.  

If you’re thinking of hosting a concert party at home in the near future, here are nine surefire ways to make it perfect:  

1. Invite the right crowd

Whether you’re an indie rocker, metalhead, K-pop fan, or country music lover, nothing makes a concert better than being there with like-minded fans who embrace the music just as much as you do.  

Hosting means that you can invite who you want, tailoring the experience to people that you know will truly enjoy it. Fancy a night in with Tiësto? Don’t be shy – invite your techno-mad friend who will go all in.  

2. Don’t be afraid to revamp your living space 

You can’t quite recreate a heaving crowd, but you can create the sights and the sounds of a concert – think the darkness of a stadium, the bright coloured flashes of the strobe lights, or the subdued glow of an intimate performance.   

Try safely placing coloured material over lamps to create an atmosphere in the room. When summer rolls around, invest in a pair of black-out blinds or curtains to avoid those pesky glares and let the lighting shine. 

If it’s a pumping, sweaty rock concert, move some of the furniture out of the way (lest any moshing starts…)  

If it’s more of a lowkey acoustic indie gig – pillows, blankets, and mood lighting are a must. 

3. Dress for the occasion

Who says you can’t dress up for a night in? Part of the magic of live music is audience members who fully embrace the occasion. Take inspiration from your chosen genre, proudly wear the artist merch such as t-shirts, caps, and hoodies, or if it’s a night in with Noel Gallagher – unfurl the Man City banners and get the kit on. 

Bonus hosting points: dish out prizes for the best DIY outfit. Live stream concerts are all about committing to the experience as if you were there!   

4. Make sure you’re fully connected 

You’ll want to make sure you don’t have any connectivity issues when planning a live stream concert at home. Check ahead of time so that your broadband is up to speed and your router is ideally placed to avoid the dreaded spinning wheels of doom. These little things make a big difference.  

It’s worth remembering live streaming apps like On Air offer comprehensive concert experiences – available in 4K UHD with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies – meaning that music fans get the best possible experience on offer.

5. Surround yourself with a high-quality sound system 

Surround sound can enhance the whole experience for the group, while soundbars can also improve the quality of most TV speakers. For a fully-immersive experience, check out the latest high-spec products on offer from Dolby here. 

If you’re a bit of an audiophile (as many music lovers are), you might even invest in acoustic panels or sound-absorbing curtains in the room you’re using.  

Let’s be honest, if you’re planning on streaming a thumping set from Armin van Buuren, the last thing you need to worry about is the bass not coming through the speakers!  

6. Put your notifications on mute, and let yourself be fully immersed 

Ever answered a call or text at the concert you’ve eagerly awaited months for? If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a live music experience, it wouldn’t be wise to check your phone, tablet, or laptop every time you hear that ding sound of a notification. 

Feel smug in the knowledge that your view isn’t obscured by hundreds of phones! There’s no need to film a shaky sub-par version of the event. Put it all to one side for a few hours and experience the moment.  

7. Sing, dance, and cheer to your favourite musicians 

Let’s face it – concerts would be nothing without an audience to match an artist’s energy.  

Even if you aren’t there in person – singing, dancing, chanting, and clapping are all strongly encouraged. If you’re not belting out ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ as Mr Gallagher delivers it during an encore, you’re not doing things right… 

8. Have a food and drinks station

The beauty of an at-home concert is that you and your guests can grab a snack or a drink whenever you feel like it.  

When the atmosphere’s right, at-home concerts can get just as lairy as those in-person – so it might be worth your while assigning a coffee table or corner stand for all food and beverages. This way, you’ll avoid scrubbing that lovely glass of Pinot Noir off your carpet the next day.   

9. Enjoy yourself!

Being the host of a dinner party might mean you spend the whole time worrying over whether everyone’s having the time of their lives. But this is not a dinner party.  

This is your chance to kick back, leave your inhibitions behind, and enjoy the experience of seeing your favourite artists in the comfort of your home.  

If you want to find out more about upcoming live-stream concerts, check out the On Air website and events page. 

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