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Marshmello to perform live in Fortnite this weekend

By | Published on Friday 1 February 2019

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Marshmello has announced a last minute outdoor live show this Saturday. Where? Inside the online video game ‘Fortnite’. Oh sure, you’re so cool, kids. But don’t forget your grandparents were doing this shit back in the stone age.

The EDM producer has added the game’s Pleasant Park area to his tour schedule and the Fortnite Intel website has confirmed that a virtual stage is currently being constructed in said virtual park. The show is apparently set to begin at 7pm UK time tomorrow.

It will be accessible in the free-to-play ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ version of the game, in which up to a 100 players at a time fight to the death. Which could make watching the performance interesting.

Marshmello’s manager announced an upcoming tie-up with Fortnite earlier this month, saying on Instagram that it is “gonna have the world shook”.

Presumably the stage for the show isn’t going to become a permanent fixture of the game, but who knows? I just discovered that there’s still a whole Duran Duran area in ‘Second Life’ – complete with rehearsal room, night club, cinema and giant tower of Hades – from their tie-up with that digital whatnot over a decade ago. In other breaking news, ‘Second Life’ is still online.



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