Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival to return to the Bay Area on September 18 and 19 featuring sets from Madeon, Jai Wolf, Toro Y Moi, Jon Hopkins, Jacob Collier and more, new LP Nurture out now
“Nurture explores the difficulty of finding fulfillment and plumbs the joyful realization that the world he wanted to create was always right in front of him…Robinson sings with a newfound clarity on Nurture, writing directly about his struggles and the ecstatic realizations that have come from hard times.”—Pitchfork
“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“[‘Look At The Sky’] might be the best song Porter Robinson’s ever written”—The FADER“
Victory pop at its finest”—Entertainment Weekly
May 3, 2021—Acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and producer Porter Robinson’s festival Second Sky will return to the Bay Area on September 18 and19 at Cesar E. Chavez Park in Berkeley, CA. The two-day festival will feature performances from Madeon, Jai Wolf, Toro Y Moi, Jon Hopkins, Jacob Collier, Wavedash, KNOWERand Jyocho, with all artists performing on both days. Presented by Goldenvoice, Second Skymarks Porter’s first performance of a brand new live show, including the first live performances of music from his critically acclaimed new album, Nurture—get it here.
After 2019 tickets sold out in mere minutes, this year’s festival has moved to a larger site in order to accommodate more fans. Sign up to access pre-sale tickets here.
Last month saw the release of Porter’s long awaited second LP, Nurture, to widespread critical praise, plus the second installment of livestream festival Secret Sky, which featured sets from Porter, Baauer, BoysNoize, 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 Nurture.
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 debuted at #2 on Spotify’s Top U.S. Album Debuts, #1 on iTunes Electronic Albums and #1 on Billboard’s Current Electronic Albums, #11 on Top Albums and #7 on Digital Albums. 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.
At age 18, the North Carolina-based producer and songwriter burst onto the scene with a complex, bombastic brand of electro-house. Following the major success of his 2014 debut album Worlds, Porter released the RIAA Gold single “Shelter” with Madeon in 2016, followed by a Shelter Live Tour spanning 43 dates and four continents. The following year, Porter began releasing music under a new alias, Virtual Self, which lead to his first Grammy nomination for the BBC Radio 1 hit single “Ghost Voices.” In 2019, Porter put on the first Second Sky festival, which sold out all 30,000 tickets for the two-day festival in a single day.