The two-day festival will start at 4PM PST, May 16th and 10AM PST, May 17th on OS Studio’s Twitch Channel.
We had VR. We had AR. Now, we have the idea of Virtual Real Estate.
With lockdown impeding on people’s lives, the concept of virtual hangout spots is now more prevalent than ever; places in which people can meet and engage in activities like graduation ceremonies are no longer bounded by physical attendance.
From wanting to host a simple graduation party for UC Berkeley students to making history with the biggest music festival on Minecraft to date, a team of Berkeley seniors and (mostly) alumni made Blockeley Music Festival, the first in-game Minecraft music festival, jointly hosted with #1 public university of the world UC Berkeley and the hottest artists in the modern Dance & EDM scene. Notable artists on the line-up include Sam Feldt, Cash Cash, Vini Vici, Bakermat, Michael Calfan, Brooks, EDX, Dannic and 40 more artists.
Produced and executed by the first-class production team at OS Studios, the star studded Blockeley Music Festival will happen after the official Berkeley Graduation Commencement featuring speeches delivered by Chancellor Carol Christ (UC Berkeley), Steve Wozniak (Apple), and Bill Gates (Microsoft).
Born as a project for UC Berkeley’s, Blockeley came by the hands of Founders Elliot Choi and Luis Juarez, Nick Pickett & Bjorn Lustic who lead a team of volunteer engineers and builders and many others to build the first of its kind, 1:1 replica of UC Berkeley Campus inside of Minecraft, with the scope of raising funds for COVID-19 relief.
Notable mentions include Trevor Noah’s Daily Show:
BEAUZ is a DJ/producer duo known for being the genre-bending pioneers of Psy-Pop in Electronic Dance Music. The extent of the involvement of BEAUZ and Blockeley has been integral to the project from ideation to launch. In fact, Johan, (1/2 of BEAUZ) is an alumnus of UC Berkeley. Together with his manager Antonio Di Puorto from KEYTEM, the team laid down a framework of operations that allowed the whole event to take place in less than 2 weeks. In fact, Bernie Yang, Johan Yang, and Antonio Di Puorto have been contributing to turn the 1:1 replica into a Music Festival by securing A-List talent and strategic partnerships with labels and brands, such as Musical Freedom, RAZER, NBC.
Discussing the event, BEAUZ and his manager remember, “When Elliot and his team reached out to ask us to join such a groundbreaking event. A 1:1 replica of Johan’s campus to celebrate 2020 graduations? We had to do whatever we could do to help make this happen.”
Joining in as a strategic partner, Asia's number 1 nightclub brand ONE THIRD will be broadcasting the Festival in China exclusively through their Official Douyin livestream channels, which average 2 Million+ viewers per livestream.
Special thanks to Luigi Porcari, Adriano Romitti, Cindy Gu, Alessandro Dimitrio, Iris Gao, Lorraine Lu, Harrison Miao, Hunter Hall, and Lucas Jimenez who have all contributed to making this charitable event possible.
*All proceeds from the event will be donated to Covid19 relief.