After three years of livestream shows, Mojang is reviving its old MineCon live event format and taking its annual Minecraft celebrations back out into the real world as Minecraft Festival.
As was the case with Minecraft's MineCon event, which ran between 2010 and 2016 before its livestream replacement MineCon Earth took over the following year, Minecraft Festival will be a sizeable live affair, this time open to "thousands" of ticket holders.
Minecraft Festival, which is being organised by Eurogamer parent company ReedPOP, will be held from 25th-27th September at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida, and Mojang calls it "a celebration of the epic adventure we've all shared for the past 10 years". It promises interactive exhibits, competitive tournaments, and live entertainment, as well as panels and the opportunity to meet content creators and the Minecraft development team.
Attendees will need to pay anywhere between $60 and $300 USD depending on the ticket type selected. These range from one day tickets at the low end, to a three day pass at $165 USD, and a three day "Diamond Package" costing full whack. All ticket tiers grant access to the exhibit hall and panels, with more expensive tickets including the likes of event early access and exclusive merchandise, as outlined in Mojang's announcement post.
Those unable to attend will still have things to look forward to over the three-day event; Minecraft Festival will incorporate previous years' Minecraft Live (formally Minecraft Earth) livestream event, with those tuning in at home being promised "epic announcements, nail-biting excitement and deep-dives into the past, present and future of Minecraft."
Tickets for Minecraft Festival will go on sale from 6th March at 5pm in the UK.