Now that we are not allowed to go to physical concerts, artists have had to look around for alternative, Covid-secure platforms for their live performances. We have previously seen virtual gigs on, among other things, the game Fortnite, and now Swedish pop star Zara Larsson joins the artists who think outside the box when it comes to live gigs.
From May 21 and then every day during the weekend that follows will come she namely having a dance party on the popular game Roblox. Roblox can best be described as a platform for both game creators and players, where users can both enjoy other people’s creations and create their own, just like in Minecraft, for example.
Zara Larsson’s gig will be held in a virtual room that is described as a magical, pink fairytale land. In addition to the actual performance, there will be mini-games, a question and answer session with the artist and exclusive gadgets that players can use in the game. If you are primarily a fan of Zara’s previous works, you do not need to worry, in addition to songs from her brand new album Poster Girl: Summer Edition, Zara will also perform well-known hit songs such as Lush Life and Never Forget You.
This is actually not the first time an artist has chosen Roblox as the arena for their virtual gig. This spring, American artist Ava Max launched her album Heaven & Hell in the game. In total, the event was witnessed by no less than 1.2 million visitors.
Read more about what times Zara Larsson will play at Roblox this weekend and how to get a ticket to a dance party on the Roblox site here.