It will take some time before live concerts will properly resume. While some tour promoters have already given up, others are actively exploring the potential of modern technology to unite music fans with their favorite artists without putting anyone at risk.
The organizers of Australia’s Splendour in the Grass festival definitely belong in the latter category because they’re creating an innovative, virtual recreation of their festival, calling it Splendour XR.
Splendour XR will happen on July 24 and 25 on the Sansar platform, and it will be available on any device through gaming PC, mobile, web browser, and, above all else, VR.
“Just like Splendour in the Grass IRL, across the 2-day event, you can stroll through the festival site and explore the XR world along the way,” write the festival’s organizers on its official website. “Or you can teleport your way from stage to stage to watch your favorite artists as they’re beamed into virtual space.”
Here’s a list of all the artists that you can look forward to virtually meeting if you decide to visit Splendour XR:
- Saturday: Khalid, Chvrches, Denzel Curry, Duke Dumont, Tash Sultana, Masked Wolf, Russ Millions, Band Of Horses, Little Simz, Violent Soho, Aurora, Phoebe Bridgers, Vera Blue, Pink Sweat$, Client Liaison, Griff, Pond, Tayla Parx, Dune Rats, Methyl Ethel, The Chats, Triple One, Cat & Calmell, King Stingray, The Southern River Band
- Sunday: The Killers, Charli Xcx, Vance Joy, Grimes Metaverse (Super Beta), Of Monsters and Men, The Avalanches, Kaytranada, Black Pumas, Hot Dub Time Machine, Millennium Parade, The Jungle Giants, Ocean Alley, Jungle, What So Not, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Sinéad Harnett, Holly Humberstone, Spacey Jane, Crooked Colours, Amyl & The Sniffers, Wafia, Aviva, The Snuts, Band-Maid, Ziggy Ramo, Gretta Ray
Tickets are available through Moshtix (Australia & New Zealand) and Universe (Rest of the World), and they start at $19.99 for single days or $34.99 for the whole weekend. Ticket prices will increase as we move closer to July 24, so you better hurry up if you already know that you’ll be attending the festival.