Lost Horizon, a virtual reality (VR) music venue created in the social VR platform Sansar, has announced a series of events that are scheduled to take place throughout the month of Dec.
From the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La, Lost Horizon will play host to DJs, underground acts, and visual artists before culminating with a “Chasing Midnight” global celebration on New Year’s Eve that will feature 12 time zones and 12 countdowns.
The lineup for the event series still has yet to be announced; however, Glastonbury’s Shangri-La festival held back in July featured performances by Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and Pete Tong and welcomed over 4 million viewers from 100 countries.
“We are incredibly excited to launch the second phase of Lost Horizon with a raft of exciting shows in December, plus we have some huge plans for 2021 and beyond. In these troubled times, our mission is to bring some joy and real culture into people’s lives.
Lost Horizon’s virtual platform offers so much more than other VR events, allowing people to connect with their friends and meet people from around the globe, you can literally chat, live using your computer’s mic and speakers, to other people in the virtual world, while watching some amazing DJs and live music! Real events in a virtual world.”– Robin Collings, co-director of Lost Horizon
Performances will be held across six customizable stages within the virtual venue. These include the festival stage Freedom; 360-degree digital arena the Gas Tower; media center SHITV; underground club Nomad; plus a virtual open-air art gallery and the interactive Landing Zone, which features merchandise stalls, art, seating, and information points recreating the festival experience.
Viewers can explore the interactive, multi-stage venue in Sansar via PC and VR, web browser, or app. The season’s events will also be streamed live, globally.
This story was originally reported by IQ-Mag.