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New online music & gaming festival, Ocean Meets Music, launches to raise money with DJs and celebs for ocean charity

Festival season is upon us, and we’ve never been less muddy for it. In the new world of digital festivals, a huge online music & gaming festival launches next week… and it’s set to make waves.

On July 18th, the Ocean Meets Music festival hosted by world-renowned DJ Vanic, will round up celebrities, DJs, and the biggest names in esports, to present 11 hours of programming hosted on Youtube and Twitch.

The big music and gaming names are coming together to perform and play games to raise money for Vancouver Aquarium – the not-for-profit conservation aquarium has been hit extremely hard financially due to the pandemic. 

The music lineup features DJs including Vanic, Cheat Codes, Brooks, and more, while the gaming legends who will be streaming live include Jericho, QuarterJade and JakenBakeLive. SanchoWest and QuarterJade. 

For a true at-home clubbing experience, official audio sponsor of the festival, THX, will be contributing its technical expertise with THX Spatial Audio for each DJ set. THX Spatial Audio is a flexible positional audio solution that delivers pinpoint audio accuracy using real-time rendering and spatial positioning of stereo and multichannel content.

The THX Spatial Audio Cloud Clubbing setting is a custom preset that immerses listeners in the music, simulating the way audio sounds during a DJ performance live at a club. Festival-goers will have a heightened, realistic experience, as if sitting – or dancing –  front row at a private show. 

“Riding off our online festival DREAMWORLD with 5M viewers, we’re excited to work with amazing partners like Trap Nation, Vanic, & BandsInTown for our next big festival experience with DJ sets and a whole new gaming experience we can’t wait to debut on the new digital stage,” said Abhi Mehta, CEO of We Dream Worlds.

“We are fighting for our long term survival and this is an example of a really innovative idea that allows us to connect with new audiences, and raise critical funds and awareness about the Vancouver Aquarium’s role as an education, conservation, animal rescue and research institution,” said Lasse Gustavsson, president and CEO of Ocean Wise, the conservation organisation operating the Vancouver Aquarium. 

You can RSVP for free to the festival, here.

See the full line up of musicians and gaming stars below. We’re told there will be some secret guests, too…

Music Lineup

VANIC

DJ SODA

Brooks

TOKYO MACHINE

Poni

Hahlweg

DNMO

Grant

WEIRD GENIUSES

Cheat Codes

Nurko

Gammer

Gaming lineup

KUURO

JERICHO

Emong

Vincent

QuarterJade

JakenBakeLive

LIONE

JVNA

Team Liquid Mendo

SanchoWest

Calcium

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