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Join Jean Michel Jarre's New Year's Eve Virtual Concert

Join ‘Welcome to the Other Side’ Live in the virtual environment of Notre-Dame de Paris at 5:25pm ET, December 31st

In partnership with the City of Paris, and under the patronage of UNESCO, Electronic Music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre teams with French VR start-up VRrOOm to take us into the New Year with a Live-stream trailblazing concert-spectacular set in the virtual environment of the planetary landmark, Notre-Dame de Paris. The unique visual world created by Jarre in VR will also be the official midnight news image coming from the City of Paris.

"Welcome to the Other Side" is a one-off exclusive, worldwide and open-to-all, free concert experience whose ambition, beyond celebrating the New Year in a futuristic and festive way, is to send a message of hope for 2021: a digital and virtual invitation from Paris, the City of Light, vibrant metropole of the Arts & of Culture and home to the most famous cathedral in the world. Notre-Dame has a unique place in the collective imagination, it is a symbol of the strength and of World Heritage that binds us together.  

Jarre’s virtual concert-spectacular invites us all to ring-in the New Year together and social virtual reality gives the possibility to party together, wherever we are, including all who are socially or geographically isolated. Jean-Michel Jarre will perform live from a studio near the Cathedral in Paris, whilst his avatar plays inside a virtual Notre-Dame.

The Live-stream experience on December 31, will be produced as a cutting-edge simultaneously-mixed-media creation, available via your own chosen dimension:

  • In total immersion on the social VR platform VRchat*, accessible either simply via PC, or in virtual reality for the audience equipped with VR headsets (such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Samsung Odyssey, Windows MR),
  • Live-streaming on Jarre’s (YouTube or Facebook) & other social media platforms via any PC or Mac, smartphone or tablet.
  • Live audio broadcast on Radio France’s France Inter, French public radio,
  • Live TV broadcast by French BFM Paris news channel.

*Download the VRChat app on Steam, Oculus, or Viveport (click on your store of choice), create your username, then go to the VRrOOm world by typing VRROOM in the world search bar.