Live events have become all but non-existent in 2020 due to the pandemic so where possible a lot have ventured online. Last month Wookey Project Corp. owner of virtual social platform Sansar announced music and arts festival Lost Horizon was being put together by the team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La. Today, HTC Vive has revealed its giving Viveport users free premium passes to attend.
To get hold of one you’ll need to head over to Viveport, hit Premium Tickets, and then enter the code VIVEPORT2020 at the check-out. There’s a massive lineup of artists with seventy-plus live performances scheduled across the two days over four music stages. Musicians include Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, Jamie Jones and many more famous names. To ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the festival its available via PC, VR or mobile as well as being streamed live via Beatport and Twitch.
Glastonbury’s Shangri-La team partnered with VRJAM and Sansar to bring this experience to life, and the event is free to attend. The Premium Tickets Viveport is offering has a few extra goodies like an exclusive piece of art from Lost Horizon creatives, Instruct Studio; a virtual shirt from Instruct Studio and more.
Free to download, Sansar launched back in 2018 for devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Like any social universe Sansar you can host virtual meetups, watch comedians, customise your own avatar and just enjoy hanging out in VR.
Wookey Project Corp. is the new owner of Sansar after original creator Linden Lab sold the platform earlier this year to focus its efforts on Second Life and licensed money services provider Tilia.
The Lost Horizon begins later today, starting from 3pm BST and running through until 3am BST on Sunday. If you’re not a Viveport user then Premium tickets are available by wat of a charitable contribution, with proceeds going to Amnesty International and the Big Issue.
While Sansar has struggled in the past online social portals are becoming far more popular. Whether its the cryptoworld of Somnium Space, educational platform Engage or the entertaining world of AltspaceVR there’s plenty on offer.