Here are all the Leeds venues streaming their club nights during lockdown
Virtual Beaver Works, anyone?
Nights out are a big part of life as a Leeds student, and it’s safe to say we’re dearly missing feeling wonky in the club. Whilst it’s not quite the same vibe when your family are watching Gogglebox in the next room, loads of Leeds venues are hosting digital nights out to help cure our withdrawal symptoms.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the events and venues streaming their nights during lockdown so you can tune in with your family or uni friends, down a bottle of wine, and reminisce better days.
It’s the cheesy event we love to hate, but we reckon you could get streaming Club Tropicana with your parents and all have a pretty good time. With 80s disco and club classics, there are some proper wholesome summer vibes to be had. So, blow up some balloons, get your whole family in Hawaiian shirts, and get sipping on some Malibu. We guarantee it’ll probably be better in your living room than at Union.
It’s not the classiest place in the world, but Mission is a reliable fave for most of us. The venue is live streaming their events on Facebook, so you could even watch the hour long broadcasts whilst eating your breakfast if you really wanted. Their streams include sets by Grim up North and Teatro DJs, meaning there’s something for everyone and you can recreate a messy Mission night from your home, but probably with access to better loos (sorry, Mission). They’re also streaming loads of their events in collaboration with Leeds cares, so you can enjoy some tunes and donate to charity at the same time. A match made in heaven.
All their upcoming and past event are being posted on their Facebook page.
Usually held at Warehouse, Propaganda has relocated to Youtube for live streaming their events. You can’t go wrong with a bit of the sing-along indie music Propaganda is known for, and we reckon this one could be fun for all the family, too. They’ve been hosting events from 8-11pm most weekends on YouTube, so tuning in could make a nice change from your mum insisting you watch ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ again.
Distrikt are killing it with their live events. Whilst it’s not quite the same just listening to the soundtrack when you can’t drink one of their fabulous cocktails, Distrikt’s live streams are a great chill vibe. With a mix of funk, soul, and electronic sets, we think they’d be perfect for blaring into the garden when the sun comes out again. They’re definitely a cool tinnies-in-the-park kind of vibe, which is exactly what we’re missing right now. Distrikt told The Tab they are doing ‘regular live streams every week, one on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Saturday’ and they even streamed an ‘Earth Night Festival’ last week which you can still watch on their Facebook. Sick.
This club night is simply iconic, and we’ve never met a single person who doesn’t love the catchy classics and remixes Bobby’s graces us with every Monday night. They aren’t hosting any live streams at the moment but they’ve released a killer playlist with all our favourite Bobby’s bops in one place. So blast it from your speakers, kids, and boogie your little hearts out to Bobby’s from your home.
Listen to Bobby’s Disco’s Spotify Playlist here.
Okay, so we’ve had no update on if or when the next Virtual Fruity will take place, but given the success of the last one, we’re holding out hope it’ll resume for third term. Anyone who says they don’t like Fruity is lying. We do not believe for one second you wouldn’t have the best night of your quarantine life if you tuned into LSR’s Virtual Fruity, downed a VK with your dog, and danced around your living room to clichéd bangers like ‘Mr. Brightside’ and ‘California Girls’. It’s the only true cure for quarantine boredom.
Believe it or not, Beaver Works are sharing various live streamed sets by different artists to their Facebook. As much as we miss it, home probably isn’t the place to be putting on your rave gear and doing a few lines of something dodgy. But we’re not judging, and Beaver Works is here to provide the virtual soundtrack to that chaotic energy. If that’s not for you, why not pop on one of the sets and reminisce messier times whilst you do your assignments instead.
Check out their Facebook here for live streams by DJs.
Belle Vue Sounds
Wouldn’t exactly call them a famous Leeds venue, but following on from their recent post in Leeds Uni Tickets, this group of students have been streaming sets on Facebook and Twitch. If you’re missing Hyde Park house parties, Belle Vue Sounds can fill that void. They told The Tab they’re going to be live streaming “whenever they’re feeling funky”, so definitely one to watch out for. They’re collaborating to raise money for food banks and the NHS with The Big Green Party Machine, who are also streaming some funky sets online. The original set Belle Vue Sounds streamed is still available to watch on their Facebook and it’s pretty damn good.
Follow what Belle Vue Sounds are up to on Facebook so you don’t miss out.
The only pace to be on a drunken Tuesday night, Space is not holding Space Tuesdays live on Facebook. To recreate the classic night out, simply pour lemonade on your floor to make it nice and sticky and charge your mum a suspiciously low price for a round of shots. To be fair to Space, we’ve listened to their most recent livestream and they’ve actually delivered to goods. Proper classic club vibes.
You can view their past live streams and watch out for upcoming events on their Facebook page.
We don’t know about you, but this has definitely inspired us to get dressed up and hold a virtual party at home and we’re so grateful to all the iconic Leeds venues keeping the party alive. Whether you’re still in your uni house or at home with your family, tuning into a digital night out is definitely needed at the moment to cure our intense withdrawals from partying. One thing’s for sure, we cannot wait to be back in Leeds for a boogie, but these virtual vibes will have to do for now.