Radiohead Fans Periscope Concert, Band Encourages Social Media Use at Secret Solstice Festival
Radiohead appear to have no problem with social media, and are even asking fans to Periscope their performance at Secret Solstice Festival. The reasoning behind this was that if the concert was streaming, fans across the world would be able to view it.
According to Pitchfork, last weekend fans who attended Secret Solstice Festival in Iceland were given the wifi codes before the show. Fans received these codes by direct messaging Twitter account @doorisnowclosed, which was posted on the W.A.S.T.E. Central website associated with the band. Some of the Periscope streams are currently still up and running.
As reported by Consequence of Sound, Jack White has been outspoken about his distaste for cell phone use at concerts, but Radiohead have taken the opposite approach.
— Nick Pickles (@nickpickles) June 17, 2016
LIVE on #Periscope: Radiohead https://t.co/IkVzewSwTG — David Blackman (@blackmad) June 17, 2016
— Gavin Anderson (@Gavin_WHA) June 17, 2016
The festival in question also boasts the world’s most expensive festival ticket package, which ran at $200,000 and included a party inside of an iceberg. The festival is also the first to offer a $1 Million Festival Ticket for the richest consumers.
A press statement issued by the festival claims that the million-dollar ticket holder received “return flight in a private business jet from anywhere on the planet for you and five other guests, 24/7 access to two private luxury cars (including drivers and security) for a week in Iceland, two private concerts by prominent Icelandic musicians, helicopter transfers and ‘so much more,” as reported by NME.
The ticket holder also had “complete access to the main Secret Solstice 2016 event, a private aerial tour of Iceland,” in addition to “access to the world’s only party inside a glacier, private access to Iceland’s world-famous Blue Lagoon reserved for only your travel party, and so much more.”