Dimitri & Like Mike Headline Hypetype Metaverse Concert

Star DJs Dimitri & Like Mike headline the Hypetype metaverse concert, produced in Thailand for a global audience. The show, which will run for over six hours from August 13-14, will feature other star music acts, including K-Pop’s BamBam.

Observers expect strong musical performances along with world-class animation. A variety of ticket packages are available to viewers, ranging from standard festival entry to a fully immersive virtual reality experience. The cheaper tickets cost $40, while the most expensive tickets cost $167.

According to MGR Online, part of the reason the concert will take place in the metaverse is COVID-19, which has been plaguing concertgoers and event organizers for nearly two years. As other virtual concert organizers pointed out, the digital format makes attendance a little safer for music lovers. There are no rules for social distancing or wearing masks.

The Hypetype concert is not the first virtual concert of Dimitri & Like Mike. The two DJs were involved in the Sensorium Galaxy’s Prism World (a virtual music experience). Dimitri & Like Mike worked with the very latest technology to create lifelike avatars for that series of events. The DJs said the events were an opportunity to connect with fans around the world, regardless of location.

Web3 proves to be popular among musicians

Web3 and especially metaverse concerts are becoming increasingly popular among musicians. In recent years, major artists like Ariana Grande and Travis Scott have taken to metaverses — shared virtual social spaces — to perform acts that weren’t possible in real life.

The reception of the concerts has been generally positive, with some arguing that they are necessary during times of pandemics and others that virtual reality allows for exciting graphics and special effects. The concerts have become so popular that even bands that aren’t necessarily cutting edge give them a try.

For example, the Foo Fighters gave a virtual concert in Horizon Venues after the Super Bowl. During the event, the band was expected to play songs they’d never played at IRL concerts, a treat for fans wanting to try the new technology.

Other musicians explore different aspects of Web3. Bob Dylan founded an NFT marketplace that will focus on music NFTs, Warner Music Group partners with Splinterlands to help musicians make arcade games, and Kings of Leon released an entire album as NFT.

While time will tell how these trends play out, there’s no denying that the concepts in Web3 and the metaverse are gaining traction.

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