Will You Watch Live Concerts in Virtual Reality?


Live Nation partners with NextVR to broadcast ‘hundreds’ of major music events live in VR.

Kicking off this summer, the live VR content specialists at NextVR will let fans around the world experience shows from backstage access to sitting in the front-row to being on-stage during the performance. The VR company has joined forces with Live Nation to broadcast “hundreds” of live performances and will also include 3D VR audio to get that full 360° immersive experience music lovers will be keen on.

The first live music experience will be announced shortly and will be available in NextVR’s free app for the Gear VR headset. It is expected that additional VR platforms will be made available as well, but none have been announced yet.

NextVR Live VR Broadcast

Earlier this year, NextVR brought us everything from livestreaming March Madness in VR to delivering boxing matches to users’ headsets.

Livestreamed 360° music performances made a big splash last month when Coachella announced their partnership with YouTube, bringing the technology to the music festival for the first-time. After years of live streaming Coachella for fans around the world who couldn’t attend the festival, YouTube finally broadcast the festival live in 360-degrees during the second weeekend. You can view highlights here.

Coachella attendees all got their own Cardboard headset.

So what do you think, would you watch a concert live in VR?

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Jonathan Nafarrete

Jonathan Nafarrete is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of VRScout.

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