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Glastonbury Goers Get Virtual Reality Hands-On With Oculus Rift

If you’re a music fan you’re probably aware that the last few days has played host to one of the world’s premier music events. All manner of acts have been rocking the stage at Britain’s Glastonbury, with a Who’s Who of musical talent having performed including everyone from The Rolling Stones to Jay-Z and from David Bowie to Snoop Dogg.

For those at the final event today as they wait for final headliners The Who to make their appearance on the Pyramid Stage you might be interested in catching a Glastonbury debutant – virtual reality (VR).

The Oculus Rift head-mounted device (HMD) is being demonstrated at one booth with games such as Bossa Studios’ Surgeon Simulator and Tammeka Games’ racing title Radial-G both up for demonstration at the ‘Temple of Distractions’.

 

A number of outlets are speculating it will not be long before future Glastonbury acts are recorded in VR. Considering how fast the medium is moving and how we are already seeing major sports events and one off concert recordings being made in VR it could easily be as early as the 2016 event next year.  We will have to wait and see, but for now VRFocus will continue to bring you new on VR’s march into mainstream media and entertainment.