Music festival starts today

The annual No Borders Festival, which was previously known as ROBstock Festival, will take place on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February  12 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m Pacific time on 3rd Rock Grid to raise money in support of the Doctors Without Borders medical charity.

The name was changed to place the focus more firmly on the fundraising goal.

Many more grids and artists are supporting the cause this year than last year, program director Zinnia Frenzy told Hypergrid Business.

“We have been very well supported this year by so many grids its been a joy to organize,” she said. “I have honestly lost count we have musicians coming in from all over the world and from home grids anywhere in the metaverse.”

The grid is hypergrid-enabled, and visitors can teleport directly to to attend the event.

(Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

The international event, which is organized by the 3rd Rock Foundation and Community, will feature 12 hours of live music, art, and literature, in both OpenSim and Second Life, said Frenzy.

“There is something for everybody to enjoy, from rock to blues and jazz, storytelling in voice and text and role play by Starfleet,” she said. “We have some DJ’s coming in to finish the event and Songdog Woolley to close Sunday as she has for 10 events.”

All artists donated their time and all tips and donations go to the charity. Artists performing include Rosy O’Grady and Melodee McDonnell. See the full schedule from the festival’s official website for more details.

“We sell some tee shirts for a nominal price and if you are in hypergrid we tend to just give them away as you make a donation,” she said.  “They are very inexpensive and so anybody can have one and all the proceeds go to the charity.”

(Image courtesy David Kariuki.)

More information can be found on the festival’s official website, the event’s Google Plus page or Zinnia Frenzy’s Google Plus page.

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David Kariuki is a technology journalist who has a wide range of experience reporting about modern technology solutions. A graduate of Kenya's Moi University, he also writes for Cleanleap, and has previously worked for Resources Quarterly and Construction Review. Email him at [email protected].

7 Responses

    •' Zinnia Frenzy says:

      Thank you all for your generosity yesterday and to our performers who did an amazing job . We closed the day with $563.40 and so more than half way to our target. We had such a good time with all our friends from all over the metaverse . Its a truly a community event and I see more and more of this happening .Where we all come together and show the camaraderie and the strength that OpenSim and hypergrid have become – not as competitors and rivals , but as friends . Onwards into day two .

      •' Zinnia Frenzy says:

        Hi Just to add the total at the end of day 2 was a magnificent $1004 USA which went straight off to MSF .We do have more coming in during the year from generous people who donate their tips and add to our donation boxes, and so when we have a lump sum we send it off to the charity. Thanks to all who played ,visited, donated or just came and had a good time. We are aware that all people are not in a position to tip, but this must NEVER stop you from coming to any 3RG live events even if its a charity event. Those who can tip / donate will – never feel uncomfortable . Our musicians on 3RG play for the love of music and tips are a bonus.

  1.' Carlos Loff says:

    Good luck, this helps OS in many ways, cheers

  2.' Butch Arnold says:

    This is a great fund raising event for a great cause which 3rd Rock Grid has done well with every year.
    Always a great lineup of entertainment and great hosts!
    I’m sure this year will be no different!

  3. I know I’m late on this – but very glad to see it. I had wanted to initiate something like this on InWorldz at one point because the main focus on IW and SL seemed to be RFL – which is not international and which has a questionable reputation. I had contacted Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders to see the best way to go about doing this but was stumped for ideas on how to get it going. Also, RFL was such a huge event , as was Toys for Tots that I think many people were just burnt out by the other events. I will definitely come support this next year at 3rd Rock. Very cool. (just a note, although SL might officially support RFL, IW does not, they only officially support Toys for Tots, but regardless, RFL is the golden child of many IW residents it seems)