Another festival forced to switch from offline to online this year is Jazz Re:Fest in the UK. Its 2020 version will be held on 23 August, with four hours of performances streamed from a two-stage set in The Mill studios.
That way, artists will be able to perform their 30-minute sets while the other stage is being sanitised and prepared for the next act.
The event will be streamed on the YouTube channel of its parent organisation Jazz Re:Freshed, but there’s also a partnership with hi-res music firm MQA and Bluesound.
They’ll be broadcasting the festival in MQA’s ‘studio-quality’ audio via Bluesound’s BluOS Controller app, which supports a range of different home-audio systems.
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