In May, BlockDown will hold its inaugural in-person event, the world’s first gamified NFT-enabled festival, in Croatia’s beach city of Sibenik.
This year’s conference will focus on Web3 — widely recognized as the internet’s next evolutionary phase — with a focus on the metaverse, NFTs, gaming, and how DAOs will play a greater part in our lives, including how we work, play, and socialize.
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NFTs will operate as festival tickets, providing entry to a number of activities across the event’s several “realms” — different areas of the festival with their own unique look and feel, such as a contemporary and cyberpunk-inspired “fairy forest.” The BlockDown site will be littered with pop-up experiences, performances, and art projects, bringing the metaverse’s promise into the real world.
“We have been inspired to host a 3-day festival celebrating all things Web3 culture as we
believe there is a need for a different type of event in our industry,” says Erhan Kohallier, the founder of BlockDown Festival. “Unlike existing industry events, our plan is to take our attendees on a three-day trip into another universe, where the excitement and energy of the Web3, NFT and metaverse worlds collide in a feast for the senses.”
“Getting involved in an event like this was an obvious choice due to the legendary nature of being the first-ever NFT enabled Blockchain conference,” says V Ray, the creative mind behind much of the festival’s experiences. “BlockDown gives me the opportunity to offer people a taste of the real-life metaverse, and what a world that integrates digital and physical experiences could look and feel like. Imagine a real-life video game where the physical and digital weave together seamlessly.”
The event will attract over 3000 attendees from more than 50 countries, with 45 speakers, 10 keynote sessions, presentations, panels, exhibitors, and networking sessions sponsored by industry professionals. BlockDown Festival intends to be a jam-packed three days of innovative discussions and networking opportunities, bringing together a varied network of professionals, entrepreneurs, regulators, senior industry executives, and investors.
INFORMATION RELATING TO TICKETS
*Ultra ticket holders will get access to exclusive events such as pop-up experiences, NFT galleries, project showcases, performances, and exhibitions, as well as educational panels and workshops presented by famous Web3 experts.
*Ultimate ticket holders will also be able to attend the high-profile musical performances by well-known artists, which are eagerly anticipated.
*Universal ticket holders will be able to wine and dine in the exclusive ‘Mystical Forest’ VIP Lounge while simultaneously buying tickets to the hottest ticket in town, a live performance at St. Michael’s Fortress, a famous medieval fortress in Ibenik with a beautiful view of the Croatian coast.
All tickets are sold through Yellow Heart.
Location: Šibenik, Croatia
Date: 11th – 13th May