The second installment of acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and producer Porter Robinson's Second Sky Festival is set for this fall, September 18 and 19 at Oakland Arena*. An 18+ event.
Join the Waitlist: https://secondskyfest.lyte.com/724190
Porter's livestream festival Secret Sky also celebrated its second year on Saturday with sets from Porter, Baauer, Boys Noize, Kero Kero Bonito, No Rome, Rezz and more. The livestream--which was trending at #1 in the U.S. and #8 worldwide on Twitter--took place in a custom, digital, VR-optimized festival grounds Porter created in partnership with Active Theory using state-of-the-art Dreamwave technology and marked the first time Porter performed music from his long awaited second LP Nurture, out now via Mom+Pop--stream it here.
"Secret Sky sets a new benchmark for such experiences in VR, bringing people together to celebrate life, music, and togetherness in a way that gives me hope for the medium's future," The Gamer remarked, while EDM.com called Porter's performance "jaw-dropping."
Nurture, Porter's first full length in seven years, features much-lauded singles "Musician," "Look At The Sky," Mirror," "Get Your Wish" and "Something Comforting.
The album spans a highly challenging period in Porter's life when he felt creatively crippled, but ultimately serves as a testament to the hope and perseverance that pulled him out of the darkest moments. On Nurture, Porter returns to the piano and his singing voice as foundations, creating an intimate album that champions vulnerability while paying homage to the struggles that pushed him to grow, blending live instruments, digital synths, artificially pitched vocals, chopped samples and cozy ambience.
Nurture is available in a number of physical formats. The Deluxe Vinyl Box Set includes opaque white vinyl and deluxe gatefold jacket with boxset-exclusive alternate album art, six 7" singles with box set-exclusive alternate album art and a Nurture hardcover artbook plus complete lyric booklet. The Standard Vinyl includes the opaque white vinyl discs and a matte finish gatefold jacket as well as the Nurture lyric booklet, while the Standard Retail Vinyl features clear vinyl discs with matte finish gatefold jacket as well as the Nurture lyric booklet. All physical orders come with a digital download of the album.
"Nurture is soft, gentle, sweet and painfully-honest. These lyrics are daringly raw, tying the freedom of love with the cage of mortality, exploring the inherent pain of soulfulness, and the awkward dichotomy of insecurity and explosion that makes the act of creation so pure."--Billboard
"Nurture is welcoming and vulnerable from beginning to end, radiating gratitude for all who take the time to find refuge in it."--Paste
"A joyful return for Robinson, one that expands the scope of his music
while bringing him back down to earth"--Pitchfork
"['Look At The Sky'] might be the best song Porter Robinson's ever written"--The FADER
"Victory pop at its finest"--Entertainment Weekly
This event will take place on the Oakland Arena grounds out in the parking lot.