From his driveway to the world: The caravan DJ entertaining in lockdown

By Emma Dodd

A DJ from West Yorkshire is using his caravan to continue to entertain the masses during lockdown.

Patrick Mulligan has turned his leisure vehicle into a studio so he can broadcast DJ sets out across the world without breaking any coronavirus rules.

He set up the online platform Mulligan’s Virtual Bar with his son Henry in the first lockdown and since March last year has seen its popularity grow.

The former nightclub DJ now boasts more than 35,000 members across 100 countries, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Mr Mulligan has also opened his platform up to other performers and has welcomed around 200 artists to his virtual bar.

Each of the artists perform from their own home, caravan or safe space, as the DJ brings them together online to create a sense of community.

Mr Mulligan told the news provider: “Our objective is to support artists by allowing them to enjoy performing to a safe and controlled audience.”

The online community has a team of volunteers that monitors any comments posted and helps any viewers they have identified as requiring extra support.

Mulligan’s Virtual Bar intends to host a series of socially-distanced block parties once restrictions are lifted.

Places at these post-lockdown events will be raffled off as a huge celebration of the return to normal life takes place.

In the meantime, it’s always interesting to hear how caravan owners are using their leisure vehicles during lockdown while holidays are not permitted.

From offices and homeschooling spaces to date night venues and now a DJ booth, the caravan community’s ingenuity never fails to surprise and impress.