Virtual world platform Decentraland has announced its second metaverse music festival. The event will play host to over 100 artists across various music genres and 15 stages.
Decentraland is planning to expand upon its efforts last year, creating a bigger and better event for 2022, presented by digital asset exchange Kraken. The festival is set to take place from November 10-13 and will be free and no tickets or special hardware such as VR headsets will be needed to participate in the event.
The event will be set in a ‘cyberpunk city of the future’ and intends to showcase the latest metaverse technology by providing listeners with a unique experience within the virtual world.
The company states that its unique emotes will play a central part in how concert attendees have fun through self-expression during the festival. New motion capture technology will be demonstrated on stage from Move.ai which enables motion capture without the use of suits and Kinetix.tech hopes to give creators the power to make emote NFTs using just a phone camera. Event partner Kraken will be dropping a series of NFT wearables exclusive to those that attend the event and will play host at the festival after-party.
The event will be partnering with brands such as Ozzfest, Limewire, and OVER to host some of the event stages and sponsor the experience. The event already boasts over 100 artists which include, DJ Dillion Francis, rapper Soulja Boy and rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
Decentraland will also be introducing a variety of new metaverse experiences for users to attend when they want to take a break from the festival with cryptic titles such as Follow the Rabbit and Take the Blue Pill…
Other experiences will be aimed towards creators and community organisers who are looking to develop more embedded experiences such as a community dance contest using the first generation of Decentraland emotes.
The festival is looking to be even bigger than last year which saw over 50,000 attendees. Decentraland is hoping that the event will be a fun one for its users and show artists how a virtual platform can be a positive experience to connect with their fanbase.