After forty days of grieving, the international electronic music community will be gathering for a 12-hour electronic music fundraiser concert to help rebuild Beirut.
The ‘For Beirut’ concert-initiative is organized by Electronic Labor Day (ELD) and Beatport ReConnect, and supported by Carl Cox, an award-winning techno DJ/record producer, Pete Tong, and Roger Sanchez, among other legendary DJs.
The event, on Sunday, September 13th, marks the 40th day after the Beirut explosion and will begin at 01:58 p.m. Beirut time with a minute of silence in honor of nearly 200 lives Lebanon lost to the blast on August 4th.
Later, renowned DJs from all around the world will join in performances until 2 a.m. Beirut time, in efforts to raise funds for Beirut.
The stream will broadcast from across multiple rooms with around 100 international artists participating.
Among the big names that will also perform are Andhim, Amelie Lens, Blond:ish, Danny Howard, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick May, Kölsch, Luciano, Skream, Umek, and many more.
Funds raised by the concert will go to three initiatives:
Bebw’Shebbek (Door & Window)
Beirut Emergency Fund (Life Lebanon UK and Seal For Lebanon)
Disaster Relief for Beirut Explosion Fund (Impact Lebanon)
Back in May, ELD was initially organized as a live-streamed 3-day music festival to support Lebanon’s ailing nightlife industry.
They were able to bring together 150 artists from 30 countries for one cause. And here they are doing it again… for Beirut!
Save the date: September 13th, starting at 01:58 p.m. Beirut time (6:58 a.m. ET, 3:58 a.m. PT) until 2 a.m. Beirut time (7 p.m. ET, 4 p.m. PT). Donations will be collected via Electronic Labor Day – Donate.
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