It hasn’t been easy to see your favorite artists on stage for the past year or so. But what about watching shows in a completely virtual world?
Dutch symphonic rock band Wedumption were due to headline London’s O2 Arena in 2020, but travel restrictions and social distancing limits forced them to postpone more than one occasion. The band turned to technology to perform The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality. Fans were able to buy concert tickets and watch them online. Band leader Sharon Dean Adel told the BBC about the experience.
NOYS VR, based in Germany, has been creating virtual reality platforms for artists and fans alike since before the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Executive Officer Pascal Quimper spoke to the BBC about the technology they used and how audiences worked. The company presents their concerts on a web browser and via virtual reality headsets.
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