Tomorrow, AlunaGeorge are headlining the first-ever concert taking place inside Minecraft, the popular world-building game/internet phenomenon that I still don’t really understand. As FACT reports, the concert is actually taking place in real life at the Gathering, an annual tech conference held in Hamar, Norway, but a team of volunteers will be controlling in-game avatars modeled after the UK electro-R&B duo, syncing their onstage performance to the Minecraft one in real-time and allowing players from around the world to virtually attend the show. There will still be limited space for the virtual concert, though — “I’m sure they’ll be able to accommodate around 2,000 to 3,000 people, so this will have the same sort of feel as seeing a show in small concert venue,” says Gathering organizer Erik Heisholt. What a time to be alive! Check out a trailer for the event and some in-game advertisements below.
— The Local Norway (@TheLocalNorway) March 17, 2016