Skrillex will take to the stage for a fundraising concert directed towards the Space Whale art project.
Skrillex is all set to put his musical skills to use for a good cause this summer. On May 27, the dubstep legend will headline a concert in Reno to help raise money for the Space Whale art project at Burning Man. The sculpture will be a 50 foot monolith constructed with a steel backing and over 1800 stained glass panels depicting a mother and calf humpback whale. The whales will weigh 30,000 pounds all together and be designed by The Pier Group and Android Jones. The installment will be such that the bellies of the aquatic mammals will skim the desert sands at this year’s Black Rock Playa.
The concert will feature appearances by Vindata, PsyFi, and Richard Xavier as well as art, a vendor village, live painting, fan participation and other surprises, all in one night. All of this will only cost concert goers between $30-$50. All proceeds from the event will go towards funding this stunning art project.
The Pier Group and Android Jones have already raised around $57,000 of the estimated total of $125,000. “It’s hard to even find the words for it. He’s super engaged with Burning Man and the arts community,” said Matt Schultz, lead artist for the “Space Whale,” of Skrillex.