The MMF is held from November 10th to 15th and this time Decentraland has partnered with Kraken, the bitcoin trading platform, to host 15 stages with over 150 artists from all music genres. Kraken will also release its massive collection of wearables during the after-party which will feature an unending gallery of NFTs.
Lara Dias, Producer for Metaverse Music Festival commented ahead of the event, “I am beyond excited for the world to witness and enjoy the lineup we have produced with incredible partners this year. It has been my life’s passion to explore the boundaries of music in the 21st century, and we are delighted to share this talented, diverse, authentic group of artists and what they will be introducing the world to. We are working hard to help expand what is possible with music and sound in the metaverse.”
Björk enters the metaverse
The festival’s new additions include English-Ethiopian songwriter, Izzy Bizu who will take the stage at Soundr, while Platinum-award-winning country artist and songwriter, BRELAND will also be performing at the event. Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk will also be making her first-ever metaverse appearance at the event where she will also host the world premiere of her new music video “Sorrowful Soil.”
Sam Hamilton, Creative Director of the Decentraland Foundation said, “We are honoured that Björk has trusted Decentraland as the platform of choice for her metaverse debut. As an international and multi-generational icon, she’s inspired countless humans, and we’re no exception. Her exploration of the relationship between nature, technology, and sound heavily influenced Decentraland Metaverse Music Festival.”
In another conversation with WIRED, Hamilton stated, “We can seamlessly book artists from around the world and our community gets to experience music from a diverse range of cultures. I think the gamification of something like the portable toilets is also having fun with some aspects of real-world festivals.”
Taking music to the next level
“The first festival was insane to organize, we’d never done anything like that before and we went right to the wire with production, but in the end, the shows went down really well in the community,” Hamilton said to WIRED.
Last year’s event had only five stages which comprised of an acoustic stage, a world music stage, a techno stage, an NFT OG stage, and the main stage. For this year’s event, however, Decentraland is presenting the Metaverse Music Festival with 15 stages.
The 2022 Decentraland Metaverse Music Festival is free for all individuals to attend and does not require a ticket or any form of VR headset and will kick off on November 10.