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Musical Acts Announced for BlizzCon 2018 – Something Different

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You don’t have just one big musical act this year at BlizzCon, instead we will have 3 on 3 different stages.

Train will of course be headlining on the Mythic stage starting at 8:00 PM, but if you prefer EDM maybe you want to head over to the Overwatch arena at 8:15 PM to listen to Kristisan Nairn DJ his beats, or at 8:30 PM head over to the Heroes of the Storm stage to take in violinist Lindsey Stirling.

This should better disperse the crowd on closing night and explains why the Diablo 3 demo booth is in the same hall as the Mythic Stage this year. Also likely explains the gap in the schedule as you now have 3 stages that are needing to set up equipment for musical performances.

Sorry Diablo tin hat wearers.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment (Official Post)

Every BlizzCon, we’ve closed out the weekend with a musical performance—but this year, we won’t just have one live band; instead, three diverse musical acts will perform live in our own BlizzCon mini music festival featuring TrainKristian Nairn, and Lindsey Stirling!

The closing festivities will begin around 7:30 p.m. with a sendoff from Blizzard. Then the music begins around 8:00 p.m. PDT with Train on the Mythic stage. Kristian Nairn and Lindsey Stirling will follow shortly thereafter in the Overwatch Arena and at the Heroes of the Storm Tournament stage, respectively. The start times for each act are staggered to help ensure you have a chance to see some of each; walk the halls with your friends and fellow Blizzard gamers to enjoy all the festivities!


TRAIN
Live on the Mythic stage at around 8:00 p.m. PDT

With numerous Grammy awards and 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list, Train has been a mainstay of American rock music for 20 years. They’ve released a dozen acclaimed and best-selling albums over the past two decades, spawning countless breakout singles such as “Hey Soul Sister,” “Calling All Angels,” and “Drops of Jupiter” along the way. 

Train


KRISTIAN NAIRN
Live in the Overwatch Arena at around 8:15 p.m. PDT

Kristian Nairn has been one of Ireland’s most prolific and acclaimed resident DJs for two decades, releasing major remixes of songs from acts like the Freemasons, Madison Avenue, Duke, and more. He’s also brought his progressive EDM sound to clubs and concerts around the world, performing alongside legendary acts like the Scissor Sisters and spearheading his own “Rave of Thrones” club show series. A longtime WoW player, Nairn can’t wait to return to BlizzCon for another epic DJ set with his fellow gamers.

Kristian Nairn


LINDSEY STIRLING
Live on the Heroes of the Storm Tournament stage at around 8:30 p.m. PDT

In the over five years since the release of Lindsey Stirling’s 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, violinist, dancer, and visual artist has become one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars thanks to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. Her trademark sound and original choreography have made her headline tours a true spectacle. With her new Christmas album Warmer in the Winter out now, this will be a performance you won’t want to miss.

Lindsey Stirling


Only select portions of the closing festivities will be available as replays after the initial live performances. For the best experience, be sure to watch it live!

BlizzCon is the biggest Blizzard bash of the year, packed with in-depth developer panels, intense esports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and a finale featuring Train, Kristian Nairn, and Lindsey Stirling.

With your Virtual Ticket, you’ll also receive a treasure trove of in-game goodies for World of WarcraftStarCraft IIStarCraft: Remastered, Diablo IIIHearthstoneHeroes of the Storm, and Overwatch—plus access to the playable BlizzCon 2018 World of Warcraft Classic demo for a limited time.


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