You might be stuck at home but that isn’t stopping Oculus from putting on some live content to keep everyone entertained. Multi-platinum recording artist Offset and a few friends will be holding a live music stream via Oculus Venues today with Wiz Khalifa following suit next week.
Oculus Venues and Supersphere will be presenting Offset and Friends at 4pm PT (12am BST) featuring fellow hip-hop artists Young Thug, Rich the Kid, and SAINt JHN.
The one-night-only event is a VR-exclusive to the Oculus Venues app for Oculus Quest or Oculus Go as well as being available live on Offset’s Facebook page. Offset will also be spearheading a charitable initiative for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, personally donating 200,000 meals while viewers can also pledge their support from as little as $1 USD.
“As someone raised in metro Atlanta, this event is the perfect opportunity for me to give back to the community that has supported me throughout my childhood and my career,” Offset said in a statement. “I am looking forward to putting on an immersive, one-of-a-kind show for my fans and joining the Atlanta Community Food Bank in their fight against hunger.”
“We are extremely grateful to Offset, Young Thug, Rich the Kid, and SAINt JHN for helping us offer nourishment to struggling seniors, hardworking families, and hungry children,” said Sarah Fonder-Kristy, Chief Development Officer for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. “The need for meals has more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, and the donations we receive from this event will be instrumental in our work to provide that relief.”
The music doesn’t stop there as Wiz Khalifa will be stepping into VR and Oculus Venues on Wednesday 6th May, starting 4pm PT (12am BST). The Grammy-nominated artist will perform some of his biggest hits as well as new tracks from his latest EP, The Saga of Wiz Khalifa.
Oculus Venues has played host to several music stars over the last year, including Post Malone and Billy Eilish. The app is free to download for either headset and also plays host to sports events, comedy shows and other entertainment. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oculus Venues, reporting back with the latest concert announcements.