When Porter Robinson announced earlier this week that his alias Virtual Self would be opening Second Sky Festival each day, fans were ecstatic. And then came the question, “Wait, during the day?” Much of Virtual Self’s impact comes from the intense lights during the show, so clearly the experience must be degraded in some way, right?
Porter responded to a fan asking what type of set it would be, saying, “Definitely won’t be utopiasystem since that’s so lighting-heavy and it’ll be daylight. It’ll be a video-heavy DJ set and probably around 30~ minutes long to give full time to the other artists.
definitely won’t be utopiasystem since that’s so lighting-heavy and it’ll be daylight. it’ll be a video-heavy dj set and probably around 30~ minutes long to give full time to the other artists
— porter robinson (@porterrobinson) June 4, 2019
Virtual Self is a huge draw for fans, no matter the set time, so plenty of fans who would have arrived later in the day will be at the festival early — this will also encourage them to check out other artists on the specifically curated lineup.
In addition to this act of selflessness from Porter, proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Robinson Malawi Fund to combat a rare form of cancer called Burkitt lymphoma in Malawi. Read more about that here.
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