Lost Horizon, created by the team behind Glastonbury’s legendary Shangri-La within the immersive world of Sansar, reveals a new Spring season of virtual reality and livestream events, as well as a new service creating bespoke worlds for artists, labels, festivals and brands that want to take their audience into the virtual world.
As the 2021 live season once more faces mass cancellation of large scale events, Lost Horizon’s highly skilled full service team including experienced event directors, designers, engineers, platform architects, project managers, developers, bookers and marketeers, is now opening the doors to the ‘musical metaverse’ to all event organisers and providing a way for the show to go on.
Lost Horizon is currently developing event concepts with a number of partners, which will be delivered as a reward for roll-over ticket holders for some of the many of this year’s postponed events, or a way for artists and brands to stay connected with audiences.
Lost Horizon and Shangri-La Director, Robin Collings commented: “When the pandemic made human contact impossible, we created Lost Horizon as virtual field for our artists and crew at Shangri-La to continue the party, and to talk, dance and meet with friends from anywhere in the world, without leaving the safety of their living rooms.
“We all hoped that we’d be back in the fields and live venues this summer, but as soon as we realised that would be impossible, we knew we had to open our doors and share our platform and knowledge, creating bespoke worlds for any event that wants to take its audience into the virtual world.”
This year’s 12th annual London Remixed Festival, produced by Continental Drifts and Global Local, will also be delivered by Lost Horizon in March. Featuring an array of artists from Lima to London and Soweto to Sweden, big name World music and Global Remix like never before.
Lost Horizon, Shangri-La, Continental Drifts and Global Local Director, Chris Macmeikan commented: “Bringing London Remixed to Lost Horizon has opened up a world of infinite possibilities, and is taking the event to a whole new level. We can’t wait to announce the line-up of incredible global artists that we’ll be showcasing, to a new worldwide audience.”
Lost Horizon’s Spring season features shows from Armada Record Box, BLOND:ISH Presents Abracadbra, DJ Sneak, Ed Banger Records, Monstercat and The Martinez Brothers. The full immersive experience will be available in VR and on PC with tickets available via sansar.com, with a free stream available via Twitch.
Sansar President, Sheri Bryant said: “We are so happy that Lost Horizon is opening its doors to the entire event industry to create unique, creative shows for a global audience. Sansar is here to provide the technology that powers all partners through the challenging times the music events industry is experiencing right now. We take comfort in knowing the upcoming Lost Horizon virtual shows will bring a sense of togetherness and social interaction for music fans around the world.”
Taking full advantage of Sansar’s interactivity, Lost Horizon’s Spring season of events will have a focus on human interaction, taking in everything from guided meditation, to hidden wormholes, interactive games and secret quests. Each show will bring with it bespoke new creative content from cutting edge visual artists, reimagining and refreshing Lost Horizon’s multitude of walls, corridors and screens.
Lost Horizon and Shangri-La Creative Director, Kaye Dunnings commented: “We want to bring a deeper layer of interactivity with every show we create, incorporating more of our culture into the digital space. Theatre plays such a huge part in Shangri-La and the numerous projects we’ve created over the years, so the time has come to explore this further within Lost Horizon. We’ll be using some of the incredible new tech available to explore new immersive storytelling forms and to develop an evolving narrative for and with our community. We want more creatives to join us on this inspiring journey. Get in touch and get involved!”