A Minecraft of music

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Art imitates life with this year’s Norwegian tech festival ‘The Gathering’, with a first-of-its-kind live performance from future pop ensemble AlunaGeorge being recreated inside the virtual world of Minecraft, a video game where players create their own worlds out of textured 3D cubes.

We’ve already seen concerts streamed in Virtual Reality, and holograms replace video links and musical icons, however this event will be a real-time replication of a concert taking place at the Hamar Olympic Hall in Hamar, Norway, while volunteers controlling avatars of the AlunaGeorge’s members mimic their movements inside of the immensely popular game.

Source: Rolling Stone

Source: Rolling Stone

In-game promos have already appeared with posters, fliers and billboards prompting players to be ‘first in line’, as limited server space means the concert can only provide for up to 3,000 players. As reported in The Local Norway, quotes Gathering organizer Erik Heisholt says users can expect “the same sort of feel as seeing a show in small concert venue”

A trailer for the show, featuring AlunaGeorge’s latest single I’m In Control, was posted on The Gathering’s facebook page today.


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