Ocean Meets Music Gaming Festival to Raise Funds for Vancouver Aquarium

DJ Vanic is ready to shake your house.

On July 18 the Ocean Meet Music Festival will take to Trap Nation’s YouTube channel, which has 28.6 million subscribers, and BandsInTown’s Twitch channel to raise funds for the Vancouver Aquarium. The not-for-profit conservation aquarium has been hit hard financially during the pandemic.

“When we heard the Vancouver Aquarium needed help, we wanted to do something different to help a place that is dear in our hearts.” said Allen Diaz de Leon, one of the organizers of the festival, who met during their studies at the University of British Columbia. 

World-renowned DJ Vanic will host the festival. DJ SODA, Brooks, TOKYO MACHINE, Poni, Hahlweg, DNMO, Grant, WEIRD GENIUSES, Cheat Codes, Nurko, and Gammer will join him.

Some of the biggest names in ESports will be playing in a live Valorant tournament during the 11-hour fundraiser. Players in the tournament will include: KUURO, JERICHO, Emong, Vincent, QuarterJade, JakenBakeLive, LIONE, JVNA, Team Liquid Mendo, SanchoWest, and Calcium.

“Riding off our online festival DREAMWORLD with 5 million viewers, we’re excited to work with amazing partners like Trap Nation, Vanic, and BandsInTown for our next big festival experience with DJ sets and a whole new gaming experience we can’t wait to debut on the new digital stage,” said Abhi Mehta, CEO of We Dream Worlds in a press release.

THX are also onboard as the official audio sponsor to bring top-of-the-line technical expertise to enhance the at-home clubbing experience using THX Spatial Audio for each DJ set.

“We were thrilled to hear from Vanic and the Gametheory Management team with the idea for a digital music festival,” said Lasse Gustavsson, president and CEO of Ocean Wise, the conservation organization operating the Vancouver Aquarium. “We are fighting for our long term survival and this is an example of a really innovative idea that allows us to connect with new audiences, and raise critical funds and awareness about the Vancouver Aquarium’s role as an education, conservation, animal rescue and research institution.” Gustavsson said in a press release.

Get your party gear on and get your wallets out to dance to some of the world’s best DJs and watch some of ESports’ best pros while supporting a good cause, all from the comfort of your own home. You’ll find donation links on the YouTube and Twitch streams.

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