5G Festival project successfully completed Alpha trials

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Mativision, as one of the key partners in the 5G Festival project, successfully completed the second set of trials testing critical aspects of the technology that will be used to deliver a music collaboration toolset and a unique experience for artists, audiences and venues.


The recent trials, following the practical testing and research established during the first stage trials held in March 2021, and as part of the Alpha trials of the 5G Festival project, aimed on a collaboration of experienced session musicians from physically separate locations. A vocalist and drummer were located in Metropolis Studios in London, while 60 miles away in Brighton Dome’s iconic venue, a vocalist, bass player, lead guitarist and keyboard player played in two separate spaces.

The musicians performed while wearing augmented reality (AR) glasses, receiving live streams through Mativision’s 5G network-ready 360° content distribution platform, and using an innovative immersive audio mixing interface by Sonosphere and Audiotonix. In parallel, an immersive in-venue experience was created in Brighton Dome’s Concert Hall, exploiting the live streams of all the band’s members.




5G Festival project aims to allow a remote collaboration between artists, synchronising audio and video feeds, keeping a low latency with the support of the 5G network, and creating an immersive virtual and live experience for live and remote audiences. The collaboration is led by Digital Catapult, bringing together nine organisations with great experience across the industry, Warner Music Group, Metropolis Studios, MativisionBrighton Dome & Brighton Festival, O2, Sonosphere, Audiotonix and LiveFrom.


Read more about the 5G Festival trials, here.