Microsoft is continuing to expand their consoles’ roles as “all-in-one” multimedia centers and living room experiences, and later this year it seems like that is also intending to include live music performances in its growing list of games, movies, and TV shows.
Announced in a post on Xbox Wire, this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival, the annual music celebration that takes place in Manchester, TN, will be streamed to Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles in an “interactive television event.”
With the stream offering high-definition video and multiple streaming channels, the Bonnaroo stream will offer a unique opportunity for those that may want to experience the annual music event, but may not have the chance to get to go out all the way to Tennessee to experience it, and with exclusive performances also being included for viewers of the stream.
Jonathan Mayers, co-founder of Bonnaroo, mentioned of the partnership with Microsoft:
“Bonnaroo transcends the festival weekend, and with Xbox, we’re creating a virtual destination befitting the live experience. This partnership shows our commitment to serving our global community with innovative Bonnaroo content year round.”
Wil Mozell, general manager of Xbox Entertainment Studios, also provided commentary on looking forward to the Xbox/Bonnaroo experience:
“This is an amazing event to bring to Xbox, to showcase our unique capabilities for delivering premium music concerts and festivals. More fans than ever before will have access to Bonnaroo and enjoy an immersive experience only available on Xbox.”
The Bonnaroo 2014 Music Festival will be taking place on June 12-14, with the line-up for the event scheduled to hit on the web (and on Xbox One/Xbox 360) on February 19th in an official announcement.