This fall, music festivals will be taken to a whole new dimension – literally. With the advent of an entire dance music festival presented in stunning high-energy 3D, the generic music festival lineup will never be quite the same. Taking place on November 1st at the Dunkin' Donuts Center, concert-goers will be much more than idle partakers. Instead, once the glasses go on, their senses will be immersed in the 3D visuals surrounding the stage transforming them from an audience into participants.
The 3DM concept employs the power of multiple screens secured above and all around a concert venue, such that the intensity of a light show literally envelops the room. Imagine the experience of being in a dance club as onstage DJs rock the house, with lights swirling and pulsating—only in this incarnation, three-dimensional visuals from a staggering hundreds of LED light panels transform the night into a seeming live-action geometric kaleidoscope of catapulting, chatoyant, flashing full-color lights that literally permeate the audience.
“The concept of 3DM developed organically through numerous conversations,” co-founder Patrick Sechrist explains. “As we brainstormed about staging independent dance concerts on the East Coast, the spark of why 3D hadn’t played a role in the scene began to surface. We began to align the venue and artists, while I was ready to employ a mass of LED panels to achieve the 3D environment. Once the two pieces aligned, 3DM took flight.”
The musical genre lends itself perfectly to the concept of 3DM, co-founder Simon Dursunian says, because “dance music is unity; everybody is experiencing the lights and the sounds in a connected vibe. The audience becomes one. Meshing the music, the dancing, the crowd and the visuals is going to be a mind-bending journey. This is the next big thing for the community.”