Originally set to debut in Orange County, California this year, Overpass Music Festival has announced an online event with a line-up boasting K-pop idols Mino and Gray, Malaysian R&B sensation Yuna and Filipino pop star James Reid.
Revamped as Overpass: The Virtual Experience, the event will take place September 26. The virtual line-up is rounded up by a diverse selection of international acts: Phum Viphurit, Sosupersam, Joy Crookes and Curtismith. See its poster below:
Bringing you a LIVE virtual music festival experience featuring a roster of artists performing on a full production stage! Zero traveling required.
— OVERPASS Music Festival (@overpassfest) August 9, 2020
The festival made headlines earlier in the year for its predominantly Asian line-up, which initially counted Jhené Aiko and DPR Live amongst its ranks.
“Considering that Overpass is about bringing in diverse artists — whether they are local or international — putting together the lineup was definitely a huge challenge,” founder Danyl Geneciran told Forbes in January.
“We wanted to create a list that consisted of prominent and up-and-coming names. It was really important to identify that each artist’s fans would also enjoy all the other acts.”
In February, the festival announced its cancellation due to the COVID-19 threat.
— OVERPASS Music Festival (@overpassfest) February 18, 2020
Access to Overpass: The Virtual Experience is ticketed at US$8. A merch bundle (US$90) is available in limited quantities. The package includes Overpass-branded sweaters, fanny packs, bucket hats, and disposable cameras.
A portion of the festival’s proceeds will go to non-profit organisations Project Hope and Young Leaders Council.