COVID-19 forced event organizers to explore online options for their events to go on as planned. The organizers hoped it would help them stay in touch with fans until the next in-person event. And guess what? It was a terrific success!
There are many ways music festivals have been experimenting with virtual reality. It’s a natural fit for them, as they provide an immersive experience that can be shared between audience members who may be miles apart.
The organizers of the recent Coachella festival partnered with VR startup Wevr to create a VR experience that could be watched by fans in both virtual reality and on television. The goal was to make it feel like you were at the event even if you couldn’t make it out there in person.
Virtual Reality festivals are a way to keep the party going
In the real world, festivals are one of the best ways to experience music in new and exciting ways. You can dance with strangers, interact with other attendees and even meet up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.
But what if you could continue that party after the real festival has ended?
Virtual reality can make this possible. If virtual reality continues to grow as an industry, it will become easier for festival-goers around the world to connect online through shared experiences like these. It’s not too far-fetched: many people already use their phones while they’re at festivals to add another layer of excitement. Virtual reality brings this idea out into its own space—a place where users can enter into an immersive digital environment without having to go anywhere at all!
Some music festivals have also experimented with placing fans at different locations in virtual reality so they can see what other people are doing around them while listening to or watching their favourite artists perform live on stage.
No longer do you have to travel across the country (or world) just to listen to your favourite and or see some famous DJ play. You can put on a pair of goggles and enjoy them instantly from the comfort of your own home! You can even interact with other fans around the globe while they’re watching artists perform live on stage somewhere far away from where they live themselves.
Will the metaverse replace real-world music festivals?
The metaverse, with its freedom and flexibility, is a great place to host music festivals. Attendees can create their own unique avatars and walk among other avatars that look like real people. These avatars are fully customizable and can be made to look like anything from a clown to an alien. Venues themselves have a variety of options for creating unique experiences for attendees as well.
We hope it happens sooner rather than later then we could see more festivals hosted in the metaverse!
Some artists like Travis Scott already jumped to the Metaverse and hosted concerts there.
Accessibility in the Metaverse
There’s a lot of potential for bringing festivals to people who can’t attend in person.
Access to festival sites that other people could not reach due to mobility issues is now possible for people with disabilities thanks to VR technologies.
Also, a virtual space could allow you to experience the music, meet up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere without having to travel to a specific location. This would be especially useful if you’re based in a different country from the festival itself. It’s also likely that some artists will perform concerts exclusively through VR technology so that audiences from all over the world can feel like they’re right there with them.
What else can you do in the metaverse?
A metaverse is a place where you can create, explore and interact with other users. You can make friends and collaborate on projects, or even find love! You could even use it to keep in touch with your family members who live far away.
There are endless possibilities for how technology like the metaverse could change our lives. We think that it will be especially beneficial for music festivals as well as other social events such as conferences or sporting events. The ability for people to create their own virtual reality spaces means that they can meet up with their friends no matter when or where!
The future looks bright for VR & AR content creators who want to get involved in this exciting new space!
Music festivals are just one of many ways we can experience the metaverse. There are lots of other virtual reality experiences that you can enjoy right now, including chat rooms and games. If you want to learn more about what else is available in this new world, check out some of our other articles on the topic, including “What is Virtual Reality” or “How to Get Started with VR.”