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Rec Rocks 2023 Virtual Festival Starts This Weekend

The event will allow Rec Room players to experience the virtual concert for free

Virtual world Rec Room is hosting a virtual music festival Rec Rocks, which starts this Saturday, March 11. The event will run over two days and feature artists from around the world.

The event is looking to have something for fans of all genres, with five virtual concerns being held on each day. Some headliners for this year’s festival include chart-topping artists such as Tokyo Machine and Ethan Bortnick, in addition to new and upcoming acts from pop, rock, hip hop and electronic genres.

The event itself is accessible on most gaming devices and fans can join for free. So far, headliner Tokyo Machine appears to be proving the most popular with 1,470 users set to attend the event so far. All of the music from the concert will also be stream-safe.

Virtual concert

Last year it was reported that Rec Room was reaching more than 29 million active players and that mobile devices had contributed massively to generating a wider audience. Events such as Rec Rock will be looking to ensure that users have new and immersive experiences to get involved with in the social game.

In addition to the performances at the concert event, Rec Room will also offer various digital merchandise for sale, ranging from t-shirts, sweaters and goggles. Fans can support the event’s artists and remember the event with these items. Although Rec Room is yet to consider itself a metaverse experience, concert events such as this are similar to what we see in other metaverse titles. 

Earlier this year we saw the NFL virtual super bowl concert, which Roblox hosted. The event featured rapper and singer Saweetie virtually performing across various worlds, users were able to wait in a backstage-like room until each performance was ready to start. These events are becoming increasingly popular, with games like Fortnite hosting similar shows, such as the recent concert performance from The Kid Laroi

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Paige Cook is a writer with a multi-media background. She has experience covering video games and technology and also has freelance experience in video editing, graphic design, and photography. Paige is a massive fan of the movie industry and loves a good TV show, if she is not watching something interesting then she's probably playing video games or buried in a good book. Her latest addiction is virtual photography and currently spends far too much time taking pretty pictures in games rather than actually finishing them.

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