Minecraft has made itself out to be a trending party district around the world, attracting megalithic line ups for streaming parties. It all started with UC Berkeley’s Blockeley graduation party, on the virtual Blockeley campus. Up next is Rave Family Block Fest that features over 950 international artists over a four day festival programme. Alongside global headliners like Steve Aoki, Above & Beyond, Lane 8, and A-Trak, we see Qrion, ZHU and Korea’s DJ Soda amongst others, fill the Asian quota of the line-up.
An online streaming festival like Rave Family Block Fest has unique business prospects such as infinite attendance, or as far as their server holds — in this case, they are using Amazon Cloud Server technology to dedicate an entire server to the main festival, while each DJ’s stream runs off their own external servers. Who knew that we’d see a day when almost 1,000 artists are scheduled to perform on a single line up?
From house, techno, dubstep, trance, bass and a heap more styles of sound, there is just about something for everyone. Multiple stages are designed by artists and labels alike, allowing fans to be magnetised to their pixelated favourites. With COVID-19 ravishing the world of dance music, live streaming concepts continue to evolve — in the case of Minecraft as an online platform, it is intriguing to see how gaming, social media and music industries have aligned with creativity.
There’s a full line-up and programme you can check out here and the event kicks off tomorrow July 9 at 10 a.m. EST and will run until Monday morning, July 13 at 6 a.m. EST.