Second Sky Announces Venue Change and COVID-19 Protocol

Second Sky Music Festival 2019 Porter Robinson
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Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Music Festival will now be held at the Oakland Arena Grounds and is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival will be moving from Berkeley’s César E. Chávez Park to the Oakland Arena Grounds. According to official Second Sky social media accounts, “significant road construction” is planned for the area around César Chávez Park and there have been “additional challenges to producing a safe event.”

The Oakland Arena Grounds are 20 minutes from the original location and are accessible by the Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART system. The official statement reassures fans that the team is working hard and “investing a ton of additional resources to transform the space into something very special and memorable.” All tickets purchased for Second Sky will be valid at the new venue on September 18-19.

At first I was really devastated about the venue change, but the more I’ve learned about what we’ll be able to in the new space, the more excited I am.

Porter Robinson

Second Sky Festival is the next to join a growing list of events announcing COVID-19 protocols for attendees. They posted a second update soon after the news of the venue change that proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result within 72 hours of the event will be required for everyone going. A physical copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the CDC or digital copies/images of your card will be accepted. If you choose to present a digital copy, please make sure to include the front and back of the card with all details legible. A government-issued photo ID that matches the details indicated on the proof will also be required.

Masks are also “strongly recommended” regardless of vaccination status while not actively eating or drinking. For more information on the venue changes, ticketing, or any other questions, visit the Second Sky FAQ page.

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From growing up singing, dancing, and learning instruments, music has always been at the center of Ashley's life. Her world opened up after attending Beyond Wonderland Bay Area in 2014, and she hasn't looked back since. Her love for electronic music has brought her across the globe from The Gorge to Amsterdam Dance Event and the Armada Studio for A State of Trance Live, but as a Denver-native Red Rocks will always have a special place in her heart. Boasting an annual high of 50 shows and festivals, Ashley lives for thrill and energy of electronic sets. She loves all things uplifting trance, progressive house, and melodic bass. Her favorite artists include Above & Beyond, Illenium, Odesza, Said the Sky, Ilan Bluestone, Arty, and Andrew Bayer. Catch her on dance floors across the SF Bay Area!


  1. Unforeseen my ass. They announced the construction dates before they announced the venue so they don’t have the excuse of ‘not knowing’. Whoever planned this shit needs to get fired.

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