France and UNESCO announce Jean-Michel Jarre Mixed-Reality Christmas Concert

UNESCO, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and the French Ministry of Culture have announced Versailles 400, a mixed-reality concert by Jean-Michel Jarre, scheduled for Dec 25, 2023.

The show will be filmed at the Château de Versailles, and broadcast on French (Groupe M6-W9) and international TV channels via Eurovision Services / UER, on radio (RTL), online via digital platforms (Jarre’s YouTube channel), and in virtual reality on the French VRROOM platform.

The Palace of Versailles, whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, was successively a hunting lodge, a seat of power and, from the nineteenth century, a museum. With the gardens and the Palaces of Trianon, the park of the Château de Versailles spreads over 800 hectares.

Versailles 400 is a hybrid artistic creation, created by Jean-Michel Jarre to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Château de Versailles. Jarre will perform this concert simultaneously in front of a real audience in the Hall of Mirrors, and in the metaverse in the center of a futuristic Hall of Mirrors, with a virtual audience connected in VR or on tablets and smartphones.

“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,” says Jarre. “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 are available at the event website.

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