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wwFest: Valorant the experimental music festival set to air this Friday

Published: 20:13, 11 January 2021
wwFest: Valorant
wwFest: Valorant

Riot is gearing up to host a first-of-its-kind music and art festival inspired by Valorant. The show will be headlined by Madeon and air on Crown Channel, YouTube, and Amazon Live on January 15.

Riot's tactical shooter Valorant needs little introduction, and the same is true for the Grammy-nominated international artist Madeon. 

Hugo Leclercq will soon headline wwFest: Valorant, Crown Channel and Riot Games’ experimental music and art festival. The show is slated to air live on January 15, 2021, on Crown Channel , YouTube, and Amazon Live.

The first-of-its-kind festival will also include musical performances from ARMNHMR, Moore Kismet, Ookay (Live Set), and Whipped Cream, plus dance performances, contemporary street artists, and stunning lighting designs inspired by Valorant. 

Leclercq, the French musician, DJ, record producer, singer and songwriter better known as Madeon, first made a name for himself through a YouTube video "Pop Culture," where he performed a mash-up of 39 different popular songs in real-time. 

Both Madeon’s debut album, Adventure, and his second album, Good Faith, reached number one on the US Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and Good Faith has been nominated for a 2021 Best Electronic Album Grammy Award.

Street artists Thomas Turner and Killamari will paint live during wwFest, while resident house DJ Skyler Madison spins an Amazon Music curated playlist inspired by Valorant. The wwFest dance troupe will aim to fuse fashion and performance art that speaks to Valorant's style and culture. 

You can enjoy the wwFest official dance choreography playlist ahead of the festival on Amazon Music .

The producers hope to capture the experience of an in-person event using cutting-edge drone technology that gives viewers an immersive and interactive experience from the comfort of their own home.

Unique drone feeds, each representing a different Valorant agent will allow viewers to create their own festival experience. Live musical performances and active art installations will be filmed from the perspective of Valorant agents Raze, Reyna, Phoenix, Killjoy, and Jett. 

Viewers will see a variety of expansive, close-up, and alternate angles during the on-stage performances, with each agent’s feed tailored to reflect their individual attitude, culture, and style. Meanwhile, the main feed will spotlight the most exciting and beautiful moments throughout the festival, providing a comprehensive look at the day’s performances.

Viewers can become part of the show by submitting their Valorant-inspired art, cosplay or photos using the wwFest Instagram lens with the #wwFestArt hashtag on Twitter or Instagram. 

These images will form a mosaic revealing the mystery sixth agent host, to be displayed on stage during wwFest. Fans who post their submissions by January 13 will have the chance to win one of 60 posters signed by a wwFest performer. More details about the contest are available here .

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