The project will see the London venue being recreated as a virtual space by electronic music promoters LWE and leading virtual live events platform Sansar.
The opening weekend will take place over Easter weekend (April 2-3) and will see 50 artists playing across four arenas in the virtual venue.
As well as Chase & Status and Skream, the likes of Adam Beyer, Wilkinson, Hot Since 82, Eats Everything, Nastia, Camo & Krooked, Sherelle and more have also been confirmed today (February 16).
The event will be available to watch on mobile, Mac, tablet, PC or VR through the Sansar app or on any browser, while Beatport will also broadcast sets on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and beatport.com.
According to a press release, viewers will be able to “meet and catch up with friends, throw shapes on the dancefloor and explore the cavernous venue together”. Fans will also be able to take part in a variety of games, quests and challenges, as well as customise their own avatars.
Announcing the lineup for the @TobaccoDockV Opening Weekend
Head to https://t.co/naEZUrpIkY to download your free ticket. Downloads before the end of February include TDv merch & entry to a huge competition with @PioneerDJglobal@beatport @sansarofficial @relentlessenergydrink pic.twitter.com/HOy45TNm5D
— Tobacco Dock Virtual (@TobaccoDockV) February 16, 2021
The full line-up for Tobacco Dock Virtual opening weekend is as follows:
Hot Since 82
East End Dubs
Miky J b2b Knowhat
Chase & Status
Camo & Krooked
Kings Of The Rollers & Inja
Lens & Tempza
Whiney feat. Inja, Subten, Party B & Truthos Mufasa
Special guests are also set to appear at the weekender. You can find more information and get tickets here.
The Tobacco Dock Virtual project comes as clubs and venues remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The government reportedly has a three-step plan to move out of the current lockdown, with schools reopening to be followed by non-essential shops and, later, hospitality businesses. There is currently no clear date when live events will be able to return.