In the wake of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis that continues to affect not just the Middle East but most of the European continent, Swedish techno queen Ida Engberg has announced Techno For Humanity, an event that aims to raise money for charities who work with the displaced Syrian people.
The idea stemmed from a post on Ida’s own Facebook page, in which she stated, “We should be asking ourselves what we can do to help. A big techno charity event perhaps? I know a lot of artists (including myself of course) who would be more than happy to play for free for this cause.” As it happened, the techno scene, and indeed the wider dance music community, responded brilliantly. The idea quickly evolved into Techno For Humanity, due to take place at Antwerp’s IKON nightclub Sept. 17. The event will feature three rooms of music, with performances from DJs such as Adam Beyer, Yousef, Guti, and plenty more. For those who can’t make it in person, the event will also be streamed live via be-at.tv.
The revenue from the event will be split among four charities central to the crisis–Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International, Migrant Offshore Aid Station, International Rescue Committee, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Tickets are available here, and you can also donate to the cause by purchasing a support ticket from the same link.