If you think that the light shows EDM the real world are wild, wait until you see what you can build in Minecraft.

Michael Tullberg

Are you ready to go party in Minecraft? Deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Felix da Housecat are just the latest artists that have been added to the alignment of the Electric Blockaloo, the festival’s virtual dance music that puts hundreds of great acts in scenarios phantasmagoric limited only by your imagination… in 8-bit.

Electric Blockaloo, which will be held from 25 to 28 June, is the first festival of virtual music of Minecraft, and presents nothing less than 850 artists in more than 65 scenarios. Just like a real festival, here you’ll be able to design your own camp, and then there are a lot of things that do not look much like a real festival, so that you can make the most of the crazy virtual world Minecraft.

Then, instead of walking several miles through a blazing sun, here you’ll be able to jump between the stages as if you were in the program of TV time travel Doctor Who. In addition, the scenarios, many of which have been designed by the same artists, including Network Blocks, a virtual version of the legendary open-air venue of Colorado, and Thunder Mifflin, of the popular series The Office.

This is just one of the events that lead to live music in the virtual world after the coronavirus, and pandemic COVID-19 has kept the crowds away from large events and concerts. Festivals such as SXSW and Coachella have been cancelledbut in April, more than 28 million people watched Travis Scott perform a spectacular set on the video game Fortnite.

Deadmau5 and his alter-ego Test Pilot leading the acts recently confirmed for Electric Blockaloo, including the presenter of BBC Radio1 Sherelle, the legends of Detroit Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson and Seth Troxler, the heavy weights of the house Felix da Housecat, Todd Terry, DJ Sneak, Maya Jane Coles, Luciano, and Skream. There are sets of EDM Galantis, Two Friends, Louis the Child, and Paris Hilton, along with the acts previously announced for Jauz, Jamie Jones, Maceo Plex, KSHMR, TOKiMONSTA, A-Trak, Nicole Moudaber, ZHU, Nora in Pure, Claude VonStroke, Claptone, Soul Clap, Lane 8, and hundreds more.

The festival is run in versions of Minecraft both of Java and of the Bedrock, so that the attendees (known as the “Loozers”, for some reason) can play on desktop computers or mobile devices. If you are new to the game, there is a training camp family Rave available before the opening of the virtual doors, where you will learn how to move, use special items and even swimming.

You can buy a ticket to see your favorite artist through a link dedicated, and the money is divided between festival and artist in a revenue share of 60/40. Your money not only serves to support your favorite artists, but you can also help people and participate in democracy. When you purchase your ticket, you can donate to charities that address pressing issues such as inequality, racism and climate change, including The Bail Project, Black Lives Matter and ByeByePlastic.

Ticket prices start at US$10 for a weekend pass, plus three weekends additional to see everything you missed the first time. The VIP passes start at$15 and include access to additional worlds, scenarios, sets of artists, early arrival and camping groups.

These are just a few of the main acts that you can watch in the Electric Blockaloo of Minecraft:

  • Anabel Englund
  • Blondish
  • Bob Moses
  • Carl Craig
  • Deadmau5
  • DJ Soda
  • Ekali
  • Felix da Housecat
  • Ivy Lab
  • Kevin Saunderson
  • Khruangbin
  • The Knocks
  • Krafty Kuts
  • Luciano
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • MK
  • Paris Hilton
  • Rudimental
  • DJ Sneak
  • Seth Troxler
  • Sherelle
  • Skream
  • STS9
  • Steve Aoki
  • Todd Terry

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