Australia’s Splendour Festival Turns To VR In 2021

With the worldwide pandemic nonetheless hindering stay concert events, Australia’s Splendour competition is popping to VR for this 12 months’s iteration.

SplendourXR, because the occasion is named, is going on on July 24 and 25 on the Sansar platform and includes a full recreation of the normal Byron Bay venue. Which means you’ll have the ability to go to the virtualized occasion with a PC VR headset or simply usually on a browser or system of your alternative. Khalid and The Killers are headlining the occasion – however what does that really imply?

Splendour XR

A spokesperson for the present instructed us artists would function in several methods in the course of the present. Every may have pre-recorded their set particularly for the competition, however some shall be showing on screens and others utilizing “innovative expertise”. We haven’t seen any of the present for ourselves so simply bear that in thoughts. Showing on Sansar ought to imply the competition runs easily from a social perspective, however we’re but to see a stay music efficiency that basically captures the in-person expertise. That doesn’t imply they’re with out advantage, although.

Additionally on the invoice for this 12 months are CHVRCHES, Band of Horses and Denzel Curry. You’ll be able to see the total line-up on the official web site. Along with music, the competition says it should function a number of different experiences in social VR, like a digital yoga session (possibly don’t put on your headset for that one).

Tickets to Splendour XR begin at early fowl pricing of $19.99 for a single-day ticket and $34.99 for a weekend ticket. That lasts till June 10, and tiers hold growing in value because the occasion strikes nearer.

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