EDM artists aren’t exactly recognized for philanthropy, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t many that contribute to various communities. Excision started raising money for The Woodlands, a women’s shelter in Newark OH, through an exciting contest. It’s called the Lost Experience, and it means fans may enter to meet some of Lost Land’s biggest artists!
Here’s how it works; fans can pick which experience they want to win. Each lets the winner hang out with Excision at an artist BBQ and receive a ton of merchandise. One package lets fans meet and hang with NGHTMARE, Slander, Said the Sky, Bear Grillz, Sullivan King and PhaseOne. The other brings names like Funtcase, Doctor P., Flux Pavilion, Cookie Monsta, Dion Timmer, and Blunts & Blondes. It’s almost too much to choose just one!
Luckily, fans don’t have to. You can donate multiple entries into both to increase your chance of winning. Each count towards an unforgettable Lost Lands experience, all while raising money for a great cause! The Woodlands Centre for New Beginnings receives all proceeds from the contest, benefiting emergency shelter and services for victims of domestic violence.
The prize packages are full of sweetened deals
Currently, the bundle packages let fans donate $25 for 5 entries or $75 for 20 into each experience draw. Individual donations start at $5. According to the website, the first package giving winners the opportunity to:
- Hang at the Artist BBQ with Excision + receive $250 worth of merchandise
- Golf cart ride with NGHTMRE & SLANDER to the stage
- Games with Said the Sky
- Eat and Greet with Bear Grillz
- Build a Festival Totem Pole with Sullivan King
- Eat and Greet with PhaseOne
The second package on the other hand gives the chance to meet Excision, plus:
- Golf cart tour of the grounds with Funtcase
- Doctor P: Side of Stage / M&G
- Flux Pavilion: Side of Stage Viewing Flux Pavilion’s set and meet & greet
- Eat cookies with Cookie Monsta
- Meet and greet with Dion T.
- Muchies Break with Blunts and Blondes
Both prize package gives the winners:
- Round-trip flights for two to Columbus (Courtesy of Orbitz)
- 2 VIP passes to Lost LandsFestival
- Camping Passes to Lost LandsFestival
- 1 Year EverFest Premium subscription
Is this Excision’s effort to improve optics for the EDM scene?
Earlier this year, Datsik faced consequences for multiple allegations of sexual assault, including drops from his label Firepower Records and the cancellation of tour dates. The allegations rocked the electronic music scene and many of his peers denounced the artist’s response to them. Excision himself explained in a Facebook post that he appreciates the hard working women in his life and around the world.
I think that today’s news is a necessary wake up call that will bring awareness to an important topic. I am thankful for my long-term girlfriend, the hardworking women and men on my touring and management teams, and the headbanger community worldwide.
The episode marked a turning point for sexual violence victims in an industry known for partying. With many artists stepping forward in support of women and victims, it remains unclear if there is an optics motive behind it. Whatever the case may be, it’s a wonderful sight to see big names in EDM finding ways to support those in need.
Curious about the contest? Donate the The Woodlands and enter for either prize package here!