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When is Lost Horizon VR festival? How to watch and who is playing?



It's 2020 so essentially every concert and occasion of the mid year is dropped. Or on the other hand so we thought. Be that as it may, Glastonbury's Shangri-La occasion coordinators are here to spare your bacon with an all-new computer generated experience celebration called Lost Horizon. Here's the reason it sounds energising undoubtedly. 

What is Lost Horizon? 

Portrayed as "the world's biggest VR music and expressions celebration" by the coordinators, this allowed to-go to celebration is a genuine summer party facilitated in a virtual world. So you don't have to camp. Also, there's no downpour or mud. Sounds perfect, isn't that so? 

The celebration includes a line-up of DJs and acts - various which we detail beneath - close by visual craftsmen introducing their works in a manner you've never observed. 

It's everything for a decent motivation as well, fund-raising for The Big Issue and Amnesty International. 

In spite of the fact that it's allowed to go to you can purchase an excellent go for $10 (which incorporates selective craftsmanship from Lost Horizon creatives, a Virtual Shirt from Instruct Studio, and the sky is the limit from there). There will likewise be chances to give all through the celebration's end of the week runtime and past.

When is Lost Horizon?

The event will take place the weekend of 3 July and 4 July 2020. Here are local times for international audiences:

  • Daily: 15:00-03:00(+1) BST (UK)
  • Daily: 16:00-04:00(+1) CEST (Central Europe)
  • Daily: 10:00-22:00 EDT (East Coast USA)
  • Daily: 07:00-19:00 PDT (West Coast USA)
  • Daily: 23:00-11:00(+1) SGT (Singapore / HK)

Who is playing Lost Horizon?

This isn't just a pre-recorded event. As the organisers state: "recorded using green screen technology, artists can perform inside the virtual world as themselves or as a bespoke avatar. Inside this multiverse you can meet with your friends and make new ones, chat, dance and explore together, blag your way backstage or find a shady corner to hang out in."

Over two days and four stages there will be over 50 performances. Exact timings we don't know yet, nor a full roster or artists, but here's a selection of what the organisers have announced so far:

  • Fatboy Slim
  • Carl Cox
  • Jamie Jones
  • Peggy Gou
  • Seth Troxler
  • Sasha
  • John Digweed
  • Eats Everything
  • Pete Tong
  • Noisia
  • Skream
  • Alabama 3 (acoustic set)
  • Krafty Kuts
  • Coldcut
  • A.Skillz

How to attend Lost Horizon?

Obviously you want in. Why wouldn't you? There are a number of options on how to experience the festival.

PC / VR

For the full experience you'll need a PC (Mac is said to be "coming soon" - hopefully in time for the event) plus VR headset (which is entirely optional).

Using a VR headset means the ability to explore Lost Horizon as a completely interactive simulation - just like a real festival. The festival supports all PC-powered headsets, such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

You'll need to sign-up and download the Sansar app to take part. This means festival-goers need to be ages 13 or older. 

Mobile

Separate to Sansar, Lost Horizon will be launching a mobile app from 26 June 2020 - a week before the festival. This will be available for iOS and Android, covering all major devices, so be sure to check the App Store and Google Play Store on that date.

The mobile app is free and provides a bird's-eye view of each of the four festival stages, so you can watch from different viewpoints within the virtual venues.

Stream

You can also tune in by using Twitch or Beatport.