GOODFest will feature D.R.A.M. and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner among others.
Google has announced details of its very own music festival, GOODFest. Billed by the tech giant as a “celebration of progress, positivity, and the power of people,” proceeds from the festival are to go to non-profit organisations.
The festival will take place over five days with separate events in five cities, kicking off with Glass Animals in New York on November 29. All ticket sales from the gig will go to DonorsChoose.org, an educational non-profit that addresses mental health.
Each of the concerts has its own theme, with Gogol Bordello “playing for humanity” together with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner in New Orleans on December 9. Rapper and singer D.R.A.M. is “playing for earth” in Seattle on December 12. The line-up for the final two concerts is yet to be announced. See the festival’s official website for more details.
Google will be streaming the shows on YouTube and Facebook Live. Those with compatible Android phones will be able to experience the concerts in VR using Google’s cardboard headsets.
Earlier this year, Google launched the Chrome Music Lab, a collection of interactive instruments that allow you to experiment with music in your browser.