Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival Returns For Its Second Edition With Star-studded Lineup

The second edition of Decentraland Metaverse Music Festival will take place from November 10-13.
Image source: Metaverse Music Festival

Quick take:

  • The festival will host 15 stages with more than 100 artists.
  • Presenting partner Kraken will also drop a series of NFT wearables exclusively for festival-goers.
  • LimeWire will host one of the main stages with an exclusive avatar performance and music video premiere from Soulja Boy.

Decentraland today announced the return of the Metaverse Music Festival (MVMF), which will take place from Nov 10-13. The sophomore edition of MVMF will host 15 curated community genre stages with more than 100 artists from around the globe, across different music genres and newly created, Web3-enabled, immersive music experiences

Presented by Kraken, MVMF is free for all to attend, and no VR, ticket or headset is required. 

Set in a cyberpunk city of the future, the 2022 festival centerpiece is the Tower of Babel stage, featuring a diverse lineup of artists from France, Finland, China, Britain, London and more.

MVMF also features curators who are redefining IP ownership and seeking to transform the music industry through Web3 technology and AI software, including touring metal festival OZZFEST, with a confirmed virtual performance from Ozzy Osbourne and other acts to be announced.

LimeWire, the former peer-to-peer file-sharing platform which recently relaunched as an NFT marketplace, will host one of the main stages with an exclusive avatar performance and music video premiere from Soulja Boy directed by Grammy-nominated director Yasha Gruben.

AR metaverse platform OVER will showcase experiences and performances while UNPAIRED, the team behind the Party Degenerates NFT collection, will inaugurate the OxArena, a unique venue with an open-air stage, 3 indoor clubs, a concept store and an NFT gallery. Visitors can enjoy performances curated by Web3 festival community Superf3st, mixed-reality app Volta XR, Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, Fold London and others.

METATOKYO will present a stage featuring Japanese music acts and metaverse artists and a special installation – a gigantic dancing doll made in collaboration with Metaani, and the iconic Japanese artist Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.

For this year’s festival, producer, songwriter and DJ Dillon Francis has collaborated with Vegas City to bring the Dillon Francis mega club to Decentraland. He will kick off the festival with a DJ set that will be projected on several screens throughout the mega club all weekend.

From now until Oct 31, anyone can enter Decentraland’s MadMax Decentrally race community dance contest using the first generation of Emotes to create, publish, and submit their best dancing/music festival-related Emote via the official form. The winner taking first place will win 800 MANA while those in the second to tenth place will be awarded 600 MANA. 

Presenting partner Kraken will also drop a series of NFT wearables exclusive for festival-goers, unveil a pop-up NFT gallery as well as host a special festival after-party. Metaverse experiences at MVMF include Portaloo, Follow the Rabbit, and Take the Blue Pill, as well as the Backstage Pass Quest geared towards creators and community organisers.

The MVMF announcement comes just as Decentraland is working to dispute the number of daily active users on the platform provided by DappRadar last week. On Oct 10, Coindesk reported that there were 38 users on Decentraland, citing DappRadar which the metaverse platform promptly refuted. Today, Coindesk reported that there are now 650 daily Unique Active Wallets (UAW) on Decentraland over the last 24 hours, according to revised numbers from DappRadar.

Last year’s MVMF saw 50,000 unique attendees. Those interested in attending this year’s festival would need to register via an event link.

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