Porter Robinson's Second Sky Festival Will Benefit Robinson Malawi Fund Against Cancer

Jasmine Safaeian
Porter Robinson

Porter Robinson's self-curated Second Sky festival in California's Bay Area is a full day of music featuring Robinson's personal projects, best friends and personal favorites. The event sold out in less than an hour, so Robinson and organizing partner Goldenvoice announced a second show. That sold out too.

Now, Robinson harnesses the power of his fandom by donating a dollar from each ticket to the Robinson Malawi Fund, a charity he founded with his family to fight the devastating effects of Burkitt lymphoma on the African country's child population.

In 2016, Porter Robinson's little brother Mark was diagnosed with the aggressive form of cancer, but he won his battle thanks to intensive treatment at University of North Carolina Hospital. The children of Malawi are not so lucky. In the U.S., Burkitt lymphoma is very rare, but in Malawi, it is the most common form of cancer and the survival rate is as low as 29 percent.

Dr. Kate Westmoreland, who treated Mark, leads a pediatric cancer program in Malawi called the UNC Project-Malawi, and Westmoreland will be on site at Second Sky to meet with fans who wish to learn more about the mission and contribute more to the cause.

Second Sky is headlined by Robinson's beloved Worlds live set and opens with a performance from his Grammy-nominated side project Virtual Self. It features additional performances from Madeon, G Jones, Nina Las Vegas, Kero Kero Bonito and more. The event will be live streamed, and fans watching at home will also have an opportunity to donate. Visit Second Sky and the Robinson Malawi Fund online to learn more.

Second Sky festival comes to the Bay Area's Middle Harbor Shoreline Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16.

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