(AllHipHop News) Earlier this year, international recording star Akon launched his "Akon Lighting Africa" initiative. The campaign is designed to help provide electricity to over 600 million people in Africa.
In order to help raise funds for ALA, Akon is teaming with the Passport Experience Festival this weekend. Twenty artists and DJs - including Reggae performer Gyptian, Nigerian singer Timaya, Major Lazer's Walshy Fire, DJ/Songwriter Bryan Michael Cox, DJ Babey Drew, DJ Speakerfoxx, and the Ying Yang Twins - will perform at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.
PXPFest was created by DJ Fully Focus. Portions of the proceeds from ticket sales will contribute to Akon Lighting Africa. Akon will be on hand to serve as the host for the event.
"What makes PXP Fest unique is that everyone belongs here, and we’re all equal,” says Fully Focus. “We celebrate diversity & cultural pride. Nowhere else can you get all your favorite genres on one stage. It's been tailored for the open-minded music fan. It’s a place where you can bring your diverse circle of friends & family and there's something for everyone. It's the only place where you get to travel the world without a visa & the only limitation is your imagination.”
Tickets for the 2015 Passport Experience Festival can be purchased at PXPFest.com.