Today, Ideaison announces the lineup for RETROSPEKT, a two-day multi-genre cinematic music experience taking place July 11-12. The new kind of virtual music experience will integrate live acts from headliners like Anabel Englund, Autograf, Goldfish, Loud Luxury, SNBRN, SOFI TUKKER,The Knocks, Vintage Culture (for full lineup see here) and livestream to viewers on Twitch and YouTube.
The performances are filmed with full cinematic production from the Beehive in Van Nuys, Calif. on four immersive stages designed by respected national installations and mixed media artists. Each stage features live acts from music artists and immersive art, culture, spoken word poetry and dance performances. Some headliners will perform via Wave, a mixed reality virtual concert that transforms artists in real-time onto a virtual stage.
“RETROSPEKT was created in the wake of the COVID-19 destruction to the music industry and designed to bring our music community together by supporting underrepresented artists and empowering them to speak in an organic and creative way,” said Lauren Kashuk, founder and creative director of Ideaison, the brains behind RETROSPEKT. “This event is our way of coping with shared trauma by creating something positive that gives people the power to create, express and operate in our new world. RETROSPEKT supports the artists beyond the stage and integrates our new virtual world with the beloved in-person experience we know fans are craving. The professionals involved in this festival have pulled out every stop, and this experience is sure to incite the range of emotions, similar to your favorite movie.”
The two-day event is free with a suggested fan donation of $20 that will aid artist relief for two organizations: To Write Love on Her Arms and MusiCares, that support music, events and mental health to aid in crisis relief.
For the full lineup of artists underrepresented women, LGBTQ+, POC and their allies, viewers can visit the RETROSPEKT website or Instagram page for more information and updates on the lineup. Fans can get a sneak peak of the immersive digital festival, stages and acts here.
Streaming will begin on Saturday, July 11 at 12 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. PST and Sunday, July 11 at 11 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. PST. Fans can R.S.V.P. on NIGHTOUT, donate in advance, or text RETROSPEKT at +1 (310) 359-1619, for exclusive updates.
More information on Ideaison, the producers and brains behind RETROSPEKT here.