Hadouken! play virtual festival

James Smith's grime-rave troupe perform at Second Life bash

Hadouken! have told NME what it’s like to play an online festival, after performing at Secondfest – a three-day virtual festival.

The band played a live set that was filmed and beamed onto a virtual screen in the Second Life virtual world.

“I came onstage and made lots of jokes about pixilation,” said Hadouken! singer James Smith. “It was great to play a festival without actually turning up, but unless they invent virtual mud, virtual tents, virtual drunkenness and virtual sex, I don’t think it’s the future.”

For the full story and to hear more from Smith, see this week’s NME, out now, and onsale at all good newsagents.