Something Wicked Music Festival, Houston’s Halloween extravaganza, announced a charitable initiative totaling over $165,000 to aid recovery efforts in the Texas region. The annual festival is promoted by Disco Donnie Presents.
“Harvey was a devastating storm, and our hearts and minds go out to the millions affected, including the thousands of our fans in Texas along with their families.,” said Disco Donnie Presents CEO Donnie Estopinal. “Many fans asked if we would continue with the event after the storm, and we realized what this event meant to them.”
Estopinal continued, “We know these charities excel at swiftly putting relief donations to work in the areas they’re needed most and our fans are the heart of the festival. It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of the electronic music fan community.”
The Something Wicked charitable initiative includes:
- $95,000 artist donation program to benefit the Houston Food Bank.
- Disco Donnie Presents to match fan gifts during ticketing checkout to benefit the Salvation Army up to $25,000 USD (club or festival events)
- $25,000 donation to The Salvation Army from a Sept 16 benefit concert at Spire, featuring Jauz and Ghastly
- $15,000 donation to The Houston Food Bank from The Houston Strong benefit concert on Sept 29 in partnership with Kayzo, also featuring Breathe Carolina and Must Die
- $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity.
- Fan food drive at the festival gates to benefit The Salvation Army.
- Skilled festival staff labor donations to Habitat for Humanity the week of the festival.
Something Wicked Music Festival is scheduled for October 28 and October 29. Above & Beyond, Marshmello, Tiësto, Zeds Dead, RL Grime, and other acts are set to be part of the event.
Check out the Something Wicked Music Festival lineup and trailer below.