Porter Robinson Will Replace Martin Garrix At Ultra Korea, Will Play Right After Virtual Self
Eleven days ago, Martin Garrix injured himself jumping off the DJ booth at OMNIA in Las Vegas. (Let that be a lesson to the rest of you.) While it was initially believed to be only a minor sprain, something he could walk off, Garrix announced yesterday that he needed surgery and had to cancel all his upcoming shows, including an appearance at Ultra Korea.
While we’re devastated about the news and wish Martin the speediest of recoveries, there’s a silver lining here. Porter Robinson has been named Garrix’s replacement at Ultra Korea, and that presents a very unique lineup: Porter Robinson will play after Virtual Self… who is also Porter Robinson.
Very few artists are ever fortunate to have two aliases touring at the same time — only a couple examples come to mind, Clockwork and RL Grime, Eric Prydz and Cirez D, etc. It’s even more rare to have both your aliases play at the same event, and pretty much unheard of to have one follow the other on the lineup.
Not to be too overdramatic, but this is literally history in the making.
If you’re lucky enough to be going to Ultra Korea this weekend, you’re in for a very special treat!
since @martingarrix won’t be able to play at ULTRA KOREA, i’m going to fill in for him with a Porter Robinson DJ set.
… and because I was already on the lineup with my sideproject VIRTUAL SELF, that means I’ll be playing two completely different sets in a row on the mainstage!
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) June 6, 2019
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