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Charli XCX to kick off Oculus and Tidal’s VR concerts series


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We knew that Tidal and Facebook’s Oculus were working together on plans for some virtual reality concerts. Now we know who’s playing the first one: Charli XCX, who’ll be performing within the Oculus Venues app this Friday (9 October).

It’s the first of a series of six concerts organised by the companies, each of which will see an artist playing at least a 45-minute set. The other five artists in this series have yet to be confirmed.

It’s part of a wider push into VR concerts by Oculus using its Venues app. Alicia Keys performed in a concert on 18 September backed by American Express; Tiësto held a ‘virtual dance party’ in the app on 24 September; Steve Aoki played on 30 September; and Major Lazer are lined up for 18 November – these aren’t Tidal shows.

The Tidal concerts will be streamed in Venues in VR, but also in 2D on Tidal itself – for subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

Stuart Dredge

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