Boiler Room is launching the first ever virtual reality music venue

Technology has always been central to Boiler Room raves, with each one broadcast around the world via a webcam placed near the decks.

So it’s fitting that the platform will be the “first” to launch a virtual reality venue, allowing anyone with a headset to tune in and fully immerse themselves.

Undertaken in partnership with Inception, which creates VR content, the London venue will open in early 2017 and shows that take place there will be available for streaming via Inception apps.

“We’ve always been driven by using technology to showcase the music we care about and give fans all around the world an authentic experience of the events and scenes they can’t be part of in person,” Boiler Room founder and CEO Blaise Bellville said.

“Building the first ever music venue born for VR is a big evolution of that, creating immersive online experiences that bring people even closer to what it’s like being at a sweaty rave or an amazing concert half-way across the world.”

As for the quality, Inception promises nothing but the best.

“Boiler Room’s Born for VR venue will be the definition of immersive – everything about this site will be meticulously planned and constructed to be a dream room for any artist to create the VR show of a lifetime,” the VR company’s co-founder and CEO Benny Arbe said.

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