IDLES, Pussy Riot and Sports Team are among the many artists set to play new virtual festival Block By Blockwest.

Taking place subsequent Saturday (April 25), the festival takes place inside fashionable online game Minecraft.

The new occasion, which goals to increase cash for the CDC disease prevention charity, may also characteristic the likes of Citizen, Fever 333, HEALTH, Cherry Glazerr and extra.

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The festival is the newest in quite a few virtual festivals to happen inside Minecraft. Last week, American Football topped the bill of a new festival alongside the likes of Baths, HANA and Anamanaguchi, held in a fictional house on Minecraft known as Elsewither, which relies on the Brooklyn venue Elsewhere.

Also set to happen subsequent weekend (April 24), futuristic pop duo 100 gecs are launching their own virtual Minecraft festival.

The lineup for Square Garden options lots of the duo’s collaborators and contemporaries, together with Charli XCX, Cashmere Cat, A.G. Cook, Dorian Electra and extra.

IDLES, Pussy Riot, Sports Team to play virtual Block By Blockwest festival in Minecraft - EpicNews
Joe Talbot of IDLES performs at Lollapalooza 2019 in Grant Park on August 2, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. CREDIT: Barry Brecheisen/WireImages

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Virtual gigs and festivals have been on the rise because the world began self-isolating in the course of the coronavirus disaster.

In an investigation into the emergence of virtual music events, NME wrote: “Part of music’s function in our lives is considered one of consolation and catharsis, particularly in unusual instances like these. Artists who’ve carried on taking part in to packed venues over the previous couple of days have come underneath heavy criticism – we’d all a lot quite be in these areas feeling the therapeutic results of leaping round and singing alongside to our favorite songs however, proper now, it’s a threat not value taking.

“As we all polish off our self-isolation snacks and try to do something other than binge Netflix, musicians are doing their best to replicate the effects of traditional gigs online as best they can.”

IDLES revealed at the end of last year that their upcoming third album is almost finished, and sees them working with up-and-coming producer Kenny Beats.

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