The Big Climate Thing festival is set to feature The Roots, HAIM, Sheryl Crow and many more.
The 3-day festival, which takes place September 16-18 at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, will benefit the EarthPercent organization’s mission of combating climate change.
Proceeds from the event will support EarthPercent, a nonprofit launched by Brian Eno, although the festival has not detailed the amount or nature of the support. The organization is aiming to raise $100 million by 2030, channeling music-industry funds into climate initiatives.
The lineup also includes The Flaming Lips, The Weather Station, Sunflower Bean, Khruangbin, Courtney Barnett, Princess Nokia, Gary Clark Jr., and more.
“The purpose of the event is to serve as a unified call to action for artists, fans and the music industry itself,” a Climate Control Projects representative told Pitchfork. “The event is focused on creating an inclusive community that centres a message of climate justice.”
“By that we mean, those least responsible for causing climate change are paying the highest price of its catastrophic effects, and that climate change exacerbates existing inequities such as income inequality, housing and food insecurity, systemic racism, and gender inequality,” they added. “We also focus on progress rather than perfection with encouragement to our audience to just take the first step without worrying about getting everything 100% right on the first day.”
Tickets go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. ET. Three-day passes cost $268, while single-day passes go for $119.
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