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In partnership with Youtube channel MrRevillz and Pioneer DJ, The Nocturnal Times has announced World On Pause Festival, a 3-day virtual fundraising event, with all proceeds and fan donations going towards three charities to raise money for COVID-19. Taking place over three days: Friday, May 1; Saturday, May 2; and Sunday, May 3, World On Pause will deliver performances from more than 60 artists across a variety of genres. Tune in here.

Airing on MrRevillz’s YouTube channel and Pioneer DJ’s Twitch, music lovers can tune in for three full days of entertainment, including DJ sets and live performances. RSVP ahead of the festival and you will be entered to win prizes from Pioneer DJ, including DJ Gear (XDJ-RX2, DDJ-SX3, DDJ-800) and headphones (HDJ-X10, HDJ-X7, HDJ-X5). Entry for the giveaway will remain open all three festival days on and winners will be selected and notified in the days following the one-time event. While free to view the World On Pause Festival each day, viewers are strongly encouraged to donate to one or more of the fundraising charities. Donations can be submitted from now until the day after the festival (Monday, May 4). 

 Three charities to benefit from World On Pause include: The Recording Academy’s MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund; Feed the Children; and the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. Donate to one of these organizations at

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact the virus was having on those directly affected and on the music & entertainment industries, I wanted nothing more than to find a way to give back to those in need during this crisis. As a native New Yorker, working in various sectors of music & arts for over 15 years, in addition to being the founder of The Nocturnal Times, I’m also an artist manager with my company The 450 Group. I’ve witnessed the effects that this pandemic is especially having on our industry and community from various perspectives. I immediately knew there had to be a way for us to make a difference by utilizing our platforms and uniting with partners like MrRevillz and sponsors such as Pioneer DJ USA, to raise money for three charities that mean a great deal to us. Not only will every fan donation go directly to each respective charity, the entire team, partners & sponsors, the artists and all those involved in bringing World On Pause to life are donating their time and all proceeds. Let World On Pause serve as a dedication to the first responders, essential personnel, those on the front lines, and those who have been most directly impacted by this global pandemic.“ – Mark Mancino (Founder of The Nocturnal Times & The 450 Group) 

“World On Pause is an online festival uniting friends and musicians from around the world. Our goal is to share an experience with our fans and provide a bit of normality to those isolating at home. Over the three days we will raise essential funds supporting those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please tune in, engage and join us for some amazing performances.” – Ashley Revill (Founder of MrRevillz)

While the real-life experience of attending music festivals has come to a halt, the tremendous spirit of music enthusiasts is being kept alive through virtual concerts and events. These events not only provide us with entertainment, however, also deliver a newfound digital experience which allows the community to remain more united than ever.

The Nocturnal Times sought out several of the industry’s most treasured talents to bring World On Pause to life. The Founder of The Nocturnal Times and The 450 Group, Mark Mancino, along with Ariana O’Keefe, the site’s Managing Editor and one of the festival’s main organizers, along with the publication’s Editor-in-Chief, Caroline O’Keefe orchestrated what started as a small idea into the grandiose festival it resulted in.

World On Pause airs this weekend, May 1-3. Tune in on MrRevillz YouTube and Pioneer DJ USA on Twitch to watch three full days of music. 

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Eric Cunningham. NYC staple photographer working with promotion/production company Made Event, one-of-a-kind venue complex Avant Gardner, and globally renowned hospitality entity TAO Group. Follow Eric on Instagram at @ericm_nyc

Anthony Garcia. Founder of Nice Lasers, Garcia creates hypnotic, large scale laser experiences utilizing world class laser equipment and perfectly synchronized time-coded and live laser designs. Laser creator for Laserface by Gareth Emery, Zedd, Excision & more. Follow Anthony Garcia on Instagram @NiceLasers

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