I don't believe anyone really saw this coming so soon but after some recent complaints made from an Oakland area festival Porter Robinson's ‘Multiverse' is set to change it's name. This is happening in less than a week's time after the announcement of the new festival.
The complaints and accusations are coming from festival organizers Jade Ariana Fair and Shawna Shanté Scroggins. They have detailed all of their reservations of Porter's new festival in an open letter to Goldenvoice, who are the producers behind Porter Robinson's ‘Multiverse' festival. In it they make several remarks on not only the name of the festival itself but also claiming several other pointed allegations such as the festival being an “agent of gentrification”.
Check out the full letter from Multivrs on their instagram page below and let's hope that this mess will be left behind us as we get closer to the dates of the new festival ..
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An open letter to @goldenvoice @goldenvoicesf @porterrobinson . This is not about a concept or an audience. This is about respect for the existing culture and the ppl who actually love Oakland. Big ups to the Bay. We love you all and we ALL created the Multivrs for the culture and outta love for that city and it’s ppl. Ppl over profit all day, everyday.