Spaceout.VR at Thrival Festival: VR Tech Panel & Music Festival September 23rd & 24th
Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, now in its 4th year has a mission to bring communities together in the music technology, business development, content creation and startup space. Starting September 20th, the festival will feature a full week of panel discussions from industry influencers and innovators.
Spaceout.VR has partnered with Thrival Festival for 2016 to speak on a panel about the Virtual Reality landscape at large. If you are in the Pittsburgh area, you can attend the panel for free:
Thurs 9/22 – 5:45-6:45PM – at Nova Place
Virtual Reality’s New Look: From Megatrends to the New Digital Realm
Virtual Reality technology has finally come to a point in time where it is getting ready for the consumer mass market and content creator alike. It offers brands new ways to tell stories. It also offers travelers, explorers and gamers new ways to navigate immersive virtual worlds. So what is Virtual Reality? What is 360° video content and how is it different from ‘VR’? Where is Virtual Reality now and where is it headed? In this panel, V Owen Bush, Dennis Adamo and Nate Mars of SpaceoutVR will explore these topics. Ahead of the panel, you can download the SpaceoutVR app available free for iOS and Android.
You can view the full schedule for Thrival Innovation here and buy tickets for 2 days of music (September 23-24th, 2016).The Chainsmokers and CHVRCHES will co-headline Friday night, with the Scottish electro-pop group hitting the stage at 9:00 PM and the meteoric rising DJ duo closing out the night, beginning at 10:30 PM. Festival mainstay funk outfit Lettuce, summertime scion Sir the Baptist, and Pittsburgh-native (and Chainsmokers collaborator) Daya will also perform, with notable local acts Meeting of Important People and the Bastard Bearded Irishmen opening the festival.
Thievery Corporation closes out Thrival 2016 on Saturday night with a full 20-piece ensemble to mark their first visit to the Steel City in their 20-year history. The band of “Thieves” will begin their headline set at 9:30 PM. Recent MTV Video Music Award-winner Ty Dolla $ign performs at 8:15 PM, immediately prior to alt-indie darlings, Metric, who kick-off their set at 9:15 PM. Rubblebucket and Wild Child bridge the afternoon with a marquee early evening set by DJ/producer Hudson Mohawke that starts at 7:00 PM.
Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna and syndicate group Killarmy will perform with the WuLords and Ezekiel XI on a unique national/local collaboration. For an early afternoon dose of EDM, rising stars The Cheat Codes will get the crowd going at 2:15 PM. Brooke Annibale, Chalk Dinosaur, Beauty Slap, and Balloon Ride Fantasy round out a strong local showing for Pittsburgh.