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Jack Ramage
13 December 2023, 13:59

Jean-Michel Jarre to play Château de Versailles Christmas event

The mixed-reality concert will mark 400 years of the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jean-Michel Jarre slated to play Château de Versailles

Jean-Michel Jarre will play at the Château de Versailles this Christmas. 

The forthcoming live mixed-reality concert, named Versailles 400, has been created by the French artist and is presented in collaboration with UNESCO and The French Ministry of Culture. The event will be broadcast on Christmas Day 2023, marking 400 years of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Wearing a mixed reality headset, Jarre will perform the concert in front of a real audience in the Hall of Mirrors and virtually within the metaverse – with a virtual audience connected through VR, on tablets and smartphones. 

The recorded performance will be broadcast on both French and international TV channels, aired on radio, streamed on YouTube, and presented in virtual reality on the French VRROOM platform.

Speaking on the news, Jean-Michel Jarre said: "Versailles 400 is a hybrid concert and visual creation broadcast live from one of the world's most beautiful locations, as well as in virtual reality in the metaverse. I hope the event will help promote our creative savoir-faire and bring the world of French immersive creation to the forefront of collective culture."

Tickets for the upcoming live mixed-reality concert are now available, with prices starting at €200 and can be bought here.

Earlier this year, Armin van Buuren and Jean-Michel Jarre collaborated on a new single, ‘EPICA MAXIMA’ – a reinterpretation of ‘EPICA’ from Jarre’s 2022 album ‘OXYMORE’.

Revisit DJ Mag’s 2021 feature on how UNESCO is attempting to safeguard electronic music culture here.