A digital music festival is taking over this weekend, with the goal of raising tens of thousands of dollars for charity.
From now until July 19, the Impact Festival will be hosting its first-ever Global Transformative Charity Festival. The event defines itself as being not only a music event but also a cultural mission to unite others and maximize their collective impact.
Last year, the event managed to raise $40,000 for charity. After the pandemic struck, the Vancouver team pivoted to go digital and host its first-ever Global Transformation Charity Festival.
This year’s virtual event includes an animated 3D stage, set up Zoom dance floors, a virtual festival grounds, and even VR experiences and interactive art installations.
“We’ve recreated every festival experience online,” festival organizers say.
More than 50 artists will perform on a fully animated digital state and another 50 plus will perform on their local showcase stage. The local stage will feature a full production team and professional streaming equipment to properly showcase British Columbia’s music talent. Notable performers include DNMO, Below the Surface, Upscale, and Partica Artist Group.
The virtual festival also includes more than 50 workshop facilitators, to-scale artwork, a virtual vendor village, and multiple live art paints that are streamed throughout the weekend.
Funds raised from this year’s event will benefit the Black Lives Matter bailouts, True North Water, and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Festival organizers voted to support the bill funds, while the community voted on the other causes.
True North Water funds clean water in First Nations communities across Canada and all funds raised for the Canadian Mental Health Association will be matched (up to $20,000) by the Educated Narcotis United Foundation.
Entry into the virtual festival is free and by donation, although attendees are encouraged to donate and maximize their impact on this year’s causes. Donating will also allow participants to unlock different experiences, such as virtual meet-and-greets, exclusive merchandise, and becoming a festival VIP — Very Important Philanthropist.
To register or donate for the event, simply visit the festival’s Eventbrite page.
When: Now until July 19, 2020
Admission: Free or by donation
Daily Hive is a proud media partner of the Digital Impact Festival