1. Porter Robinson Explains Impetus To Create Second Sky Festival: 'It Helps the Audience Understand Me Better'

    July 01, 2019 1:39 PM EDT Last month, Porter Robinson fans congregated at Second Sky, the two-day festival in Oakland, Calif. conceived and masterminded by Robinson himself. Initially intended to be a one-day showcase, Second Sky sold out rapidly and a second day -- with nearly the exact same lineup -- was soon added,…

  2. Behind the Rise -- And Risks -- Of Artist-Driven Dance Music Festivals

    June 25, 2019 6:35 PM EDT Fans have never known  Porter Robinson to cut corners, but his inaugural Second Sky Festival took perfectionism to a new peak. Staged on the June 15-16 weekend at Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, Second Sky was the realization of a years-long dream that began with Robinson’s 2014 album…

  3. Porter Robinson's Second Sky Festival Reflected His Boundary-Pushing Taste and Personal Evolution: Recap

    June 17, 2019 2:54 PM EDT When was the last time you saw the headliner at a major festival play the  first  set of the day? Such was the novelty of  Porter Robinson opening his own Second Sky Festival under his alias Virtual Self. “Hey, everyone, welcome to Second Sky!” he told the still-forming noontime crowd at…

  4. Porter Robinson's Second Sky Fest Brings 'Worlds' Album Back to Life for Two Sold-Out Shows

    June 11, 2019 9:29 PM EDT It's been nearly five years since Porter Robinson released his transcendent  Worlds record, an homage to '80s synths, indie pop darlings like Passion Pit and 8-bit video game soundtracks, interspersed with infections synth-pop melodies and low tempo tracks. At a time when DJs were…

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

    June 05, 2019 6:19 PM EDT 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…

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