Metarama Festival, a hybrid experience of music and gaming, will debut in Las Vegas this October. The festival is being described as “a first-of-its-kind festival experience where the worlds of gaming, live music, e-sports, comedy, streaming, cosplay, and more collide.” The unique festival will take place on October 19th and 20th at Las Vegas Strip’s Festival Grounds.
Metarama recently announced its lineup and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, the Twitch streamer as well as Fortnite star, will be headlining alongside his friend, DJ and electronic music producer, Marshmello. Marshmello is also an avid gaming fan who has performed a live concert from inside Epic Games’ Fortnite. Ninja and Marshmello were teammates during last year’s E3 where they won the entire charity event. Other notable music names on the bill include Logic, Snoop Dogg, Lil Yachty, Witt Lowry, and Diesel aka Shaquille O’Neal, with many of the music artists also being into gaming and streaming on Twitch. For instances, Lil Yachty signed to e-sports organization Faze Clan, and Snoop Dogg runs his own e-sports tournament organization Gangsta Gaming League.
Metarama will have gaming tournaments, live exhibition matches, drone racing, VR experiences, an onsite arcade and two main stages for the music performances. The streamers will also be broadcasting live from the festival grounds and attendees will have the opportunity to drop into the streamer zone to play alongside them.
Ninja had the following to say about the launch of the new music and gaming festival:
I’m stoked about this project, first because I truly love the music, but also because I think this is another big step towards bridging the gap between music artists and gamers. Our worlds keep getting more and more connected, and this feels like the next step — hopefully, this can become the soundtrack to gaming.