Glastonbury, one of the largest music festivals in the world, was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instead, this year, there will be a virtual event in its place by the same team behind the Shangri-La area. Dipto Paul Reports.
Naming the event ‘Lost Horizon’, the team behind Glastonbury Festival‘s famed Shangri-La area, announced this on Monday (June 8).
Shangri-La team up with VRJAM and Sansar “to create the world’s largest independent music festival in virtual reality” which will be streamed online from July 3-4.
According to the Shangri-La, Lost Horizon will be: “a real festival in a virtual world: a fully interactive and multi-stage event to explore via PC, VR or mobile app or streamed live and direct to wherever you are on the planet.”
Musical stars including Fatboy Slim, Frank Turner, Carl Cox, Skream, Pete Tong, Sasha, Seth Troxler and Eats Everything will be joining in the virtual show.
See the full lineup here:
Participants will also get opportunity to watch over 200 visual art pieces joining the online show.
Lost Horizon will be streamed live and direct via Beatport and Twitch through July 3-4 and participants can also enjoy visiting the artist’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitch accounts.
“By creating a digital platform to experience art and music in a new way, we are at the forefront of defining the next generation of live entertainment and creative communities as we know them,” said Shangri-La’s creative director Kaye Dunnings.
Lost Horizon mobile app will be available to download from June 26.