Five of the best music shows to enjoy from home in the coming days

1 BBC RADIO 1 BIG WEEKEND

May 22 to 24

The annual extravaganza will go ahead this weekend as planned, but with a crucial difference ... it will take place remotely for the first time. Big Weekend UK 2020 promises to bring all the festival feels with more than 50 brand new live sets recorded by artists from their own homes, as well as bringing back some of the most memorable performances from Big Weekends gone by for fans to listen to Radio 1 and BBC Sounds, and watch on BBC iPlayer. Performances will take place across five virtual stages. Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Young T and Bugsey, Anne Marie and Biffy Clyro line up on the Radio 1 Stage, while The Headliner Stage will throwback to some of the biggest headline sets from previous Big Weekends, including Katy Perry’s set at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Glasgow and Miley Cyrus’ stormer from Middlesbrough.

Where to find it: BBC Sounds and iPlayer websites and apps

A classic 2016 set from Katy Perry (pictured here in 2019) is among the offerings this weekend. Picture: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

2 MADE IN MANCHESTER PRESENTS ACOUSTIC LOCKDOWN LIVE - THE BEST OF THE NORTHWEST

May 24

The Made In Manchester Festival presents a talented acoustic line up, including The Jade Assembly, Jordan Allen and Our Fold. Tickets cost £5, with profits going to NHS charities.

Where to find it: ticketweb.uk

3 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT

May 25

It’s an American institution - and the lockdown presents a chance for more people around the world to experience the moving event online. The National Memorial Day Concert features uplifting musical performances, documentary footage and dramatic readings that honour the military service of American men and women in uniform and their families at home.

4 IMOGEN HEAP

May 29

The Ivor Novello-winning producer, writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist performs from her home as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s online presentations. Imogen won a Grammy for her work with Taylor Swift and was Grammy-nominated as composer and arranger for acclaimed West End musical Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Where to find it: royalalberthall.com

5 CLINT BOON’S DISCO RESCUE

May 29

What a way to round off the week. Some 19 years ago, the much-loved Inspiral Carpets keyboardist and sometime singer launched a weekly residency at South Nightclub in Manchester. He called it ‘Disco Rescue’. While the club remains closed, Clint is streaming DJ sets from his home studio every week.

Where to find it: ticketweb.uk