Decentraland Announces its Second Metaverse Music Festival Featuring 100 Artists


Oct. 26, 2022

Decentraland, launched in 2020, is a virtual social world powered by the Ethereum blockchain. It hosted its first metaverse music festival in October 2021, which featured 80 artists and over 50,000 attendees over the course of four days.

On October 17, 2022 Decentraland announced it will be holding its second Metaverse Music Festival (MVMF) from November 10-13, 2022, the event is free for all to attend, there is no VR, ticket or headset needed.

According to a company press release on Monday the second Metaverse Music Festival will “showcase the latest metaverse technology,” including Decentraland’s unique Emotes – special dance moves or poses that can be sold as non-fungible tokens (NFT) – alongside a pop-up NFT gallery, limited-edition wearables and more.

The festival this year will be set in a cyberpunk city of the future. The centerpiece is the Tower of Babel stage, it will showcase real-world and digital music artists across genres.

Festival Lineup

Decentaland has secured over 100 artists so far for the second festival, including rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, electronic DJ Dillon Francis, and rapper Soulja Boy. Since the first MVMF, major artists including Jason Derulo and Grimes, have embraced virtual performances leading to MTV announcing a new metaverse category at their 2022 VMAs.

Decentraland is also partnering with several brands including metal festival Ozzfest, NFT music platform Limewire, AR metaverse platform OVER and others to host stages and sponsor experiences for the event.

According to CoinDesk, producer of the Metaverse Music Festival Lara Dias said that the event would bridge Web2 and Web3 worlds to mutually benefit fans and artists. She also said that this event would be free and accessible for attendees worldwide and will also provide artists the opportunity to connect with their fans in different forms of token-gated experiences.

Metaverse Experience

On one of the 15 stages, one of the festival partners LimeWire will host artists of their choice. Limewire was a former peer-to-peer file-sharing platform that was used to share pirated music between friends. It has now been relaunched as an NFT marketplace. The LimeWire Originals NFT collection (at $199 each) will get the buyer access to a VIP area that has the best views of the stage.

“The metaverse music festival is not attempting to replace a real-world experience, but rather just give another opportunity for people to enjoy the art of music,” said Dias according to Coindesk.

Marcus Feistl, the LimeWire COO said, “The LimeWire main stage will be a unique experience for festival goers, including avatar performances from some of our headline artists, unreleased video content, limited edition LimeWire NFT wearables, and live music-NFT drops.”

Decentraland’s metaverse experience is not limited to music, it also hosted a Metaverse Fashion Week in March 2022,  where several high-end fashion houses participated.

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