Real NYC nightclub will hold a music festival for COVID-19 relief – entirely in Minecraft

A giant New York Metropolis nightclub is internet hosting a festival to lift funds for COVID-19 relief efforts – all in Minecraft. That’s proper, Elsewhere membership, which is (usually) based mostly in Brooklyn, NYC, will open its digital doorways in Mojang’s block builder for an in-game occasion known as ‘Nether Meant’ – and all proceeds from VIP go gross sales will go to Good360’s relief efforts in response to the continued pandemic.

That’s in keeping with an Instagram put up by the membership (through GamesRadar), which broadcasts the “digital music festival takes place in the sandbox recreation world of Minecraft” this weekend, on April 11 at 18:00 ET / 15:00 PT / 23:00 UK. The occasion will embody performances from a bunch of real-life artists, equivalent to bands Anamanaguchi and American Soccer, and digital musician, Baths, to call simply a few.

There “will even be a totally functioning American Soccer home on stage”, and all this takes place in a “digitally scaled reproduction” of the membership, which in the sandbox recreation’s world is named ‘Elsewither’. Neat!

Whereas the digital Minecraft festival will be utterly free to leap into for gamers, there will be VIP passes out there for sale, which will give entry to some particular VIP areas in the recreated nightclub, in addition to unique merchandise and entry to a VIP choice in Discord, giving gamers the chance to talk to the in-game festival’s performing artists. 100% of the proceeds of those passes will go to Good360’s efforts.

When you’re eager to attend the occasion, you’ll be able to data on methods to add the Elsewither festival server in Minecraft on the nightclub’s web site here. It’s value noting that the occasion is simply out there to PC gamers, and also you’ll want the Java version of the sport slightly than the Bedrock model.

You can too test the occasion out on Twitch here when it goes reside because it’ll be streamed in full there, and hop into the festival’s Discord here, too.

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