Lookport Presents: A Russian VR Showcase
Lookport - a pioneering company delivering 360VR live-streaming services - will be offering ILMC delegates a unique opportunity to experience stunning performances of some of the most promising new acts in Russia, using state-of-the-art technology and VR headsets.
The showcase takes place outside the main conference area on the lower ground floor of the Royal Garden Hotel.
Drop by anytime between 9am and 6pm and meet the team.
The virtual line-up includes: Guru Groove Foundation, Obe Dve, Tayoka and more. Scroll down for more band info.
Lookport is an innovative VR-streaming service and platform that brings viewers around the globe to music festivals, performances, sporting events, fashion shows, circuses, theatres and any place or event where they can experience vivid new emotions.
Lookport opens up new creative possibilities for musicians, performers, sportsmen, venues, brands and anyone wishing to engage their audience.
Expand your reach by “teleporting” viewers from anywhere in the world directly onto your stage, take them behind the scenes, have them see through your eyes as you jump with a parachute. Lookport creates unique experiences, such as being inside a cage with tigers as part of a circus performance and being front and centre at exclusive Paris Fashion Week shows, in real time!
Lookport has partnerships with online ticketing platforms, promoters, brands and venues and is actively expanding its user base in Eastern Europe and Asia.
Being little more than a year old, Lookport has already worked with renowned artists, such as Jared Leto and Die Antwoord, streamed some of the largest music festivals in Russia and created a massive ecosystem of VR 360 content with an ever-growing library of quality experiences.
Lookport.live is a web-based platform, not requiring the use of a specific app, thus making it more accessible from more devices.
We all love entertainment, arts, music and sports, and we cross the world to come together at majestic venues to witness and be part of historical events. At Lookport, using technology and passion, we want anybody, anywhere in the world to be able to experience those moments of pure joy and inspiration.
THE VIRTUAL LINE-UP:
With their masterful combination of jazz-fusion, funky electronica, brilliant musicianship and the charismatic vocals of Shanyana, Guru Groove Foundation (GGF) have established themselves as one of the most successful live indie bands in Russia.
Since 2009, they have appeared at all the biggest festivals in Russia and shared stages with De Phazz, Janelle Monae, Zap Mama, Goran Bregovic, Sinead O’Connor and many others. Their four studio albums have received extremely positive press and several tracks have appeared on soundtracks for movies and TV shows.
Immediately after the rapid take-off of their debut release, Obe Dve have become one of the most talked about Russian indie-pop bands. They have made special guest appearances and headlined almost every big festival: from rock to electronic (Kazantip) and even jazz (Koktebel Jazz and Usadba Jazz) sharing main stages with The Cardigans and featuring on a track by Polish pop star Ramona Rey. Their international appearances so far include Warsaw and Norway (Barents Spektakel).
Tayoka (previously well-known under another name) is a pop singer who has started out on a new path and has been working more recently on brand new songs together with a famous hip-hop performer and music producer. It's the groovy atmospherics and recognisable vocal stye that make Tayoka's music catchy and quickly memorable.
Industry professionals and A-list artists alike have already given their full support to Tayoka. Though she relaunched just a year ago and with only five tracks released so far, she has already appeared as a special guest on many TV and YouTube shows.