Perez Hilton has announced that all of the proceeds from his highly anticipated SXSW bash “One Night In Austin” will go to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation to bolster music education in public schools.
This is the first time Hilton is selling tickets to the annual event, which will be held at the Austin Music Hall on Saturday, March 17 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Hilton is revealing the lineup day-by-day on his website leading up to the night. So far, The Ting Tings, Ed Sheeran, Cher Lloyd and Dev have been confirmed as performers. Previous headliners have included Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kanye West and N.E.R.D.
“Music is the answer!” Hilton said in a statement. “For the first time ever, I am going to be selling tickets to my annual SXSW event! These tickets will guarantee entrance to what is always the hottest party in all of Austin. This year, I have decided to donate all of the money raised through ticket sales to The VH1 Save The Music Foundation. It combines two things I am passionate about – music and inspiring youth. I can’t wait!”
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation works to restore music education programs in America’s public schools and raise awareness of the benefits of music instruction as part of a complete education.