Rock in Rio are staging their first ever U.S.-based festival in May and Music for Relief has teamed up with them to raise money for their next big project which Mike Shinoda and Echosmith have helped kick off. All of the artists participating in Rock in Rio are signing guitars to be auctioned off online and in the VIP area at the festival. Click here to check out the signed guitars or to make a bid.
Music for Relief have aided many countries in the aftermath of natural disasters and Rock in Rio festival have used its brand for many years to help to create a better world with social and environmental projects. All proceeds from the guitars are going to tree planting throughout California, with the trees being planted in areas that have been struck by natural disaster to improve the environment; solving both of the organizations goals.
Shinoda spoke to Loudwire about the Music for Relief plan and said “It’s a great cause and Music for Relief is an organization that focuses on disaster relief and mitigation, so in other words we funnel attention and money to the people that need it after they get hit with a natural disaster and we’re involved in climate change, prevention and eco awareness efforts. For many years we’ve donated like a dollar from every ticket to plant a tree and I think we’ve raised over a million dollars and planted a million trees.”
For information on the Rock in Rio USA line up and tickets click here.
For more information on Music for Relief click here.