Wireless Connect 2020: Tyga, Sheck Wes and Saweetie to be part of upcoming virtual festival line-up

The summer's hottest 360° music festival will soon be coming to your home for free from July 3 to July 5, in partnership with MelodyVR, a licensed virtual reality music platform


                            Wireless Connect 2020: Tyga, Sheck Wes and Saweetie to be part of upcoming virtual festival line-up
Tyga, Sheck Wes and Saweetie (Getty Images)

In today's coronavirus-ravaged times, a way for escapism and unbridled entertainment has become the need of the hour as people all over the world continue to follow social-distancing protocols. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, there's now no better way to get closer to the music you love than the latest virtual edition of the Wireless Festival, now available from the confines of your home as the Wireless Connect 2020 festival. 

London's number-one hip-hop/R&B music event, the Wireless Festival and MelodyVR, a licensed virtual reality music platform, have recently announced the 2020 line up for Wireless Connect, a three-day virtual festival which will take place from July 3 to July 5. The highly-anticipated event is set to feature over 70 different artistes, including Tyga, Gunna, Sheck Wes, Trippie Redd, Rich the Kid, Young Thug, Skepta, Rae Sremmurd, Bugzy Malone, Saweetie, iann dior, 24kGoldn and many more. These virtual music performances will be broadcast around the globe in a first for the music festival world.



 

According to the press release, fans will be given an entire weekend of new performances, unseen footage, highlights from last year’s festival, and a lot more. The Wireless Connect 2020 festival will be available in 360° immersive virtual reality on the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets like Oculus. The audience will also be given the ability to interact with the music performances, and even choose their own optimal viewing position. It will also stream on the Wireless Facebook Live page and the Wireless YouTube channel. 

Exclusive performances for the Wireless Connect 2020 festival were filmed this month at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace and MelodyVR’s state-of-the-art safe studio in Los Angeles. The best part is, Wireless Connect 2020 can be experienced free of charge. Instead of paying for a ticket, all viewers are instead being encouraged to make a donation to Black Lives Matter via Crowdfunder.



 

 
If you're curious about MelodyVR, it was launched in 2018 with a simple goal — to harness the power of virtual reality technology and get people closer to the music they love. From epic stadium shows to intimate studio performances, the possibilities are endless when it comes to satiating the appetite of fans, who can now get up close and personal with their favorite artistes. Capacity restrictions are eliminated, sold-out dates are still available, and the barriers (distance, age, cost, access) that might otherwise keep people from live shows are taken away.

As a licensed VR music platform, MelodyVR has the world’s largest library of exclusive immersive and interactive music experiences, including artistes like Post Malone, Lewis Capaldi, Blake Shelton, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Cypress Hill, Fall Out Boy, Julia Michaels, KISS, The Chainsmokers and Imagine Dragons. Available on smartphones and VR headsets, the MelodyVR app can be downloaded by clicking here.

Now in its 15th year since its inception in 2005, Wireless has cemented itself as London's most exciting festival and the home of rap, grime, hip hop and R&B. The 2019 lineup of the Wireless Festival saw some of the most talked-about names in homegrown and international talent take to the stage with headline performances from global superstars Cardi B, Migos, Travis Scott, J Hus, and Rae Sremmurd playing to a sold-out crowd in Finsbury Park. Other acts included Future, Skepta, Stefflon Don, Ski Mask the Slump God, Ella Mai, Young Thug, Saweetie and many more. 

 Stormzy headlines the Main Stage on Day 2 of Wireless Festival 2018 at Finsbury Park on July 7, 2018, in London, England (Getty Images)

And now Wireless Connect 2020 aims to keep the Wireless flag flying high for music in these socially-distanced times. Although proudly associated with London, the Wireless Festival is synonymous with talent from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and Wireless Connect’s massive line up is no exception, featuring prominent artistes from the US and UK.

You can check out the full three-day artiste lineup by clicking here. You can also visit www.wirelessfestival.co.uk for the upcoming three-day festival schedule, which will be released shortly. As a gentle reminder, Wireless Festival would also like to request everyone to stay safe, stay alert and help control the virus by practicing social distancing and by adhering to local health and safety guidelines.

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