Beatport Announces ‘Together For Beirut’
While the world is still navigating the constant challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lebanon has been struck with another unfathomable disaster, affecting hundreds of thousands of innocent people. This catastrophic explosion has occurred during the most crippling economic crisis in modern times and has shaken the country to its core.
Partnering up with WILD Tulum, Factory People, a collection of Lebanese DJs and promoters, and one of Beirut’s most beloved dance music superstars, Nicole Moudaber, Beatport’s forthcoming two-part ReConnect livestream, ‘Together For Beirut,’ will aim to raise $250,000 for disaster relief in the Lebanese capital.
Calling on the dance music community’s continuous dedication to helping those in need, we’ve brought together some of the world’s most in-demand and influential talents to participate in this charitable initiative. Each event will feature sets by 24 international DJs, consisting of two non-stop 24-hour showcases that will kick off on the 22nd August and end on 13th September — a poignant marker of the end of the Lebanese mourning period.
The first phase of artists will feature dance music heavyweights such as ANNA, Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Damian Lazarus, Dubfire, John Digweed, Louie Vega, Luigi Madonna, Nic Fanciulli, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Sama’Abdulhadi, Victor Calderone, Yousef, and more. Further acts will be announced ahead of the livestream, but you can check out the initial ‘Together For Beirut’ lineup below.
Speaking about the fundraiser, Nicole Moudaber — who will be playing both events — said, “These fundraising events will provide much-needed relief and support to the people of Beirut and the many affected by the recent tragedy. Officials estimate the explosion caused up to $15 billion (£11.5bn) of damage. International financial aid and support has been overwhelming, but it’s not enough. We must support in any way we can to help, and in addition, our efforts will also be helping the music and arts industry of Lebanon which has been wiped out.”
To take part in this monumental livestream, tune into Beatport’s Twitch Channel at 6 pm BST on August 22nd and at 4 pm BST on September 13th. Although times are difficult, please donate what you can to the cause, as every $1 can help.
Donations will go to Beirut Emergency Fund, supporting Hospitals and local NGOs in the fields of medical aid, shelter, and reconstruction.