A huge Minecraft virtual festival is going down in June: Electric Blockaloo

music news 25/05/2020

Lockdown has seen a massive rise in virtual festivals, which has been pretty ideal having a good ol’ rave from the comfort of your own home. We’ve got to see some huge artists we’d never normally get to see play live, which is pretty sick. 

Here to one-up them all is Electric Blockaloo, a festival within the cult game Minecraft, which is promising over 300 acts across more than 40 stages. It will be recreating some of America’s most iconic venues across the weekend of June 25th - 28th. 

From A-Trak‘s ‘Fool’s Gold’ imprint to Lane 8‘s ‘This Never Happened’, with Diplo‘s ‘Higher Ground’, Dirtybird, Desert Hearts, Bite This! and more in between, Electric Blockaloo is grouping dance music’s most in-demand labels and brands together for one hell of a weekend. The festival will see GRiZ, Jamie Jones, TOKiMONSTA, Claptone, ZHU, Whethan, and more performing sets at virtual recreations of The Gorge, Red Rocks Amphitheater, a fully equipped digital campout, and even Dunder Mifflin’s Scranton office.

You’ve got to pay for admission for this one, just like any other festival, with tickets ranging from $11 NZD – $49 NZD. The festival will be offering a 60/40 revenue share with the participating artists in an effort to help support their livelihood with all live shows being cancelled for the foreseeable future. The event’s full lineup is expected to land shortly, but in the meantime, check out the list of curators below.