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AlunaGeorge to perform live in Minecraft tonight

By | Published on Wednesday 23 March 2016


Remember when everyone thought the future of music was going to be performing live in Second Life? Almost as funny as when you all had MySpace accounts. Well, Minecraft is the Second Life of 2016, so it makes sense to put some music in there, which is exactly what Norwegian tech event The Gathering is planning to do.

The five day event will kick off later today with a gig headlined by AlunaGeorge and also featuring live performances from Lemaitre and Broiler, which will take place both in Hamar’s Olympic Hall and on Minecraft.

“There have been plenty of other music experiences in the Minecraft universe, but not like this. This will be the world’s first live Minecraft concert”, Gathering organiser Erik Heisholt told The Local. The show is apparently being promoted within the Minecraft universe with posters, like you might in the real world. Heisholt added: “I’m sure they’ll be able to accommodate around 2000 to 3000 people, so this will have the same sort of feel as seeing a show in small concert venue”.

The show will start at 8pm UK time tonight, so you have until then to work out what Minecraft is and how to find its lone concert venue.