Porter Robinson played UMF Korea last night, both as his himself and his alias Virtual Self. However, there was never a Porter Robinson set scheduled at first. He was called in as a replacement for Martin Garrix who was supposed to headline the festival after he injured his ankle and cancelled all upcoming shows. Garrix told fans he needed surgery to prevent further injury, and expressed disappointment in having to cancel.
However, Porter proved to be a fine replacement as he has a large fan base in Asia. And true to his character, Porter also played a tribute to Garrix at the festival, telling the crowd, “Hey, really quick. This one goes out to Martin Garrix. I promised Martin I would play one of his songs tonight. I really wish he could be here, shout out to all his fans.”
He then went into an edit of Martin’s song “In The Name Of Love” with Bebe Rexha which left fans in awe and screaming their hearts out. It was a great way to honor Garrix in his absence and also stay true to his own sound.
You can listen to Porter’s whole set from UMF Korea below — skip ahead to 49:00 for the tribute to Garrix.