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Has anyone else been missing that summertime music festival vibe? Well, I have something for you that gives you that sort of feel, without leaving the comfort of your couch! Introducing, AOEfest, the first of it’s kind.

Katy Perry

It’s an interactive digital festival bringing together the virtual community with top brands, celebrities, gamers and influencers across Music, Film, Gaming, Arts and Culture.  And it’s aims to do good as its directive will be to drive charitable giving to Direct Relief, whose most urgent need is to procure and replenish personal protective equipment (PPE) for the current Covid-19 pandemic and for future deployment.

Spanning two weekends in June, this event goes beyond the typical festival experience bringing participants into the digital world with 12 hours of entertaining and educational programming each weekend as well as potential added dates and times for pop-up entertainment programming.  The festival will be open to all and is about bringing communities together to celebrate the media and entertainment that we love.

“Our inspiration is to create a platform on which we can forge a deeper and more authentic connection between entertainment makers and their audiences, while importantly giving back and making an impact in the communities where it counts in the fight against Covid-19,” explains HiDEF CEO Stefan Cannonball Rollins.

HiDEF will be using their collective expertise and relationships to broadcast unique content across multiple digital and social channels to maximize engagement including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Mixer, Instagram, and Tik Tok. Charitable giving will be managed with the platform Tiltify in partnership with official beneficiary Direct Relief with the goal of reaching one-million dollars for the charity.

As an added differentiator, AOEfest will be the first to utilize DolbyOn, an enhanced audio streaming technology, to provide the best digital audio for virtual streams.  Artists will have options to deliver performances, panels, and content virtually from their homes or from several professional and socially-distance sanctioned studios across the country. The studios include XR Studios in Los Angeles, which was the studio and resource used to create the virtual experience for the performance of Katy Perry’s “Daisies” during the American Idol finale on May 17th.

HiDEF will be announcing their initial lineup of artists and content creators the first week of June and continue to call on good work of the artist and content-creators devoting their time and resources to aid patients, healthcare workers, and the nation during this pandemic crisis.

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