Online festivals are a dime a dozen these days, but Hydeout is not looking to be yet another run-of-the-mill virtual music festival. Already postponed twice since it was slated to take place across two weekends in April 2020, the multi-genre musical experience is now set to launch an immersive, digital entertainment platform with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
With its global premiere happening on Jan 29, Hydeout: The Prelude will soon offer a new, ever-evolving music hub to keep fans satisfied thanks to a constant release of exciting content throughout 2021. Though that’s not to say the festival will not consider returning to the physical stage should the opportunity arise, as its moniker teases.
G-Eazy (Photo from Facebook)
Hydeout has also announced that episodes with iconic DJs such as DJ Snake, Don Diablo and Martin Garrix will be featured in due time, alongside others showcasing major singer-songwriters like Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Tinashe. You’ll also want to mark your calendars for performances by some of the hottest rappers around, including Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy and The Kid Laroi.
What exactly do these episodes entail? They offer on-demand, exclusive performances by global acts at breathtaking locations around the world as well as enthralling virtual environments. Never-seen-before footage and interviews will also be presented as part of the programmes.
Tinashe (Photo from Facebook)
Besides the star-studded line-up, festival-goers will get to navigate the incredible digital dimension built too. In Hydeout World, discover three worlds such as HydeCity, HydeIsland and HydeEscape; those worlds hold stages like the HydeAlley, The Mirage as well as the Aqua Sphere.
And to replicate the feel of a physical music festival, subscribers will be able to dance via their screen avatars, as well as interact with other festival-goers in virtual chat rooms. Fringe activities also include online games, such as Hyde.Hoops, Hyde.Attack and Hyde.Chef. The latter even features Singaporean hawker dishes in the Cooking Fever-like games.
So if you’d like to see how this all comes together, pay a visit to www.hydeoutworld.com. There, you can roam the site to view the artist line-up and programmes before deciding on an all-access Season Pass (US $49.90) or the Pay As You Go Pass that doesn’t cost anything upfront.
Either way, we promise you have yet to see anything like this.
Hydeout: The Prelude is set to premiere globally on Jan 29. More information available here.