Ever since Marshmello hosted a music festival on Fortnite, the world of virtual music festivals has been exploding. Especially since these virtual festivals are replacing the ones in real life for a while, production companies are looking for new ways to make them bigger and better than the last.
That’s where Rave Family steps in: a production team led by tech guru Jackie McGuire and powerhouse engineer Colin Haans. With their combined experience of working with Insomniac festivals, Imagine, and Apple, they are combining forces to present to you the biggest Minecraft festival so far.
In a quote from founder Jackie McGuire, she states, “Everyone asked us, ‘What’s the new normal?’ That normal is one without large festivals for the foreseeable future. Electric Blockaloo is a place where artists and fans can come together, create shared musical experiences, and reconnect with each other in an immersive way.”
For their first virtual music festival, they are starting off with a bang. Electric Blockaloo will be a 3-day extravaganza taking place on June 25-28, 2020 on both java and Bedrock Minecraft platforms on PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and VR.
If you don’t play Minecraft, don’t worry: you can also view the festival on the website and on artist live stream channels. But you may want to sign up to take advantage of all the interactive aspects of the festival. Rave Family is providing a Training Camp to train new users on the ins and outs of Minecraft.
That way, you will be ready to interact with the 20 different stages hosted by the following artists:
- A-Trak – Fool’s Gold
- Above & Beyond – Group Therapy
- All Day I Dream
- ANNA Agency – 25 Years of Legacy
- Claptone’s Masquerade
- Diplo – Higher Ground
- Dirtybird Campout
- Getter‘s Shred Collective
- Gryffin Presents Elevate
- Jamie Jones Presents Paradise
- Justin Martin Presents What To Do
- Lane 8 Presents This Never Happened
- Maceo Plexo presents Ellum
- Mammoth Music
- Soul Clap Presents House of EFunk
- TokiMonsta Presents Lost Resort
- Uniiqu3 Presents PBNJ
In addition to the music, attendees can explore simulated venues such as replicas of The Gorge, Red Rocks, and Dunder Mifflin from The Office. There will be games, prizes, and hidden easter eggs. You can even build your own campground. And of course, you can dance along with your festie bestie.
In order to attend the festival, you will need to acquire a link to the guest list which will be shared by the artists. You will then be invited to join the Rave Family Club and purchase a GA or VIP ticket which comes with access to the Minecraft server, Discord channels, exclusive streams, and much more!
But Electric Blockaloo isn’t the only thing they have up their sleeve; Rave Family will also be producing more events such as Mad Decent and many more. Keep an eye out to see how they push the boundaries next.
*Featured images from Electric Blockaloo