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Electric Blockaloo Minecraft Rave: Above & Beyond, ZHU, TOKiMONSTA, Claude VonStroke, Jamie Jones, Diplo, Desert Hearts & More
On June 25-28, Electric Blockaloo will bring the rave to Minecraft, with dozens of artist curated stages and interactive spaces modeled after Red Rocks Amphitheater, "The Office," Dirtybird Campout and more. Above & Beyond/Anjunabeats, ZHU, TOKiMONSTA, Claude VonStroke/Dirtybird Records, Jamie Jones, Diplo, Desert Hearts and Lee Burridge/All Day I Dream are among the stacked list of artists/labels curating stages at the online festival.
Nicole Moudaber, Nora En Pure, LP Giobbi and Femme House, Claptone, GRiZ, Lane 8, Gryffin, Whethan, Sacha Robotti and Lee Foss are also among the electronic music powerhouses hosting stages within the huge digital event hosted by Rave Family. More artists will be released in the phase two announcement. Sign up here to stay in the loop.
According to a press release, attendees will have to get on an artist's guest list with a signup link they share to gain access to the Rave Family club within Minecraft. Once in the club, guests can pay either the GA or VIP ticket fee to get access to the fest, as well as their Discord channels, and exclusive streams and releases. Artists will share the proceeds with the organizers based on the tickets they help sell. The event is limited to ravers ages 18 and up.
The event will work in both desktop and mobile versions of the game. The Rave Family Training Camp will be offered ahead of the fest for Minecraft virgins wanting to learn the basics.
"Everyone asked us, 'What's the new normal?'" said Rave Family founder Jackie McGuire in the release. "That normal is one without large festivals for the foreseeable future. Electric Blockaloo is a place where artists and fans can come together, create shared musical experiences, and reconnect with each other in an immersive way.
It's also much more environmentally friendly than traditional festivals, and a portion of each ticket will help support Bye Bye Plastic, an amazing organization that aims to eliminate single-use plastic from music festivals by 2025."
The event production company will be planning more Minecraft raves in the future, including one with Diplo's Mad Decent label and experimental New York act 100 gecs, the latter who have already thrown concerts on the platform.
Earlier this month, on May 16, Block By Blockwest brought another star-studded music festival to Minecraft, featuring Massive Attack, Pussy Riot, FEVER 333, Cherry Glazzer, Sir Sly and more. It was originally slated for April 25, but due to a huge turnout, the servers were overloaded and the event rescheduled. Block By Blockwest saw 5,000 Minecraft players participate and 134,000 viewers tune in on Twitch and YouTube, raising over $500,000 for the CDC Foundation.