The Cause announces three parties to help displaced communities and wildlife affected by bush firesClub | 24.01.2020
The community-focused clubs first show features George Fitzgerald, Leon Vynehall, Hammer, Fred P, Machine Woman, DEBONAIR, Man Power, nd_Baumecker, Funkineven, Gigi FM, Silverlining and multiple surprise guests playing in the name of charity.
The bush fires have been burning for months with an estimated 1 billion animals wiped off the planet since its start and numerous communities having their homes destroyed. The terrifying situation is a world away from what is imaginable in the UK. The Cause and it’s associated partners aim to do their bit to help with three fundraising shows. On the 8th February, The Cause, Bizarro (an established promoter who tours artists such as Jayda G and The Black Madonna across their country and neighboring Aoeteroa New Zealand)) and London party starters Percolate combine powers to pull out all the stops.
The party will run from 1pm ’til 8am across six rooms at The Cause and Grow Tottenham. It is stacked with world-class house and techno talent who wanted to show support. Some of these artists are flying in especially, including nd_Baumecker who’s extended sets are a foundational part of Berghain / Panorama Bar’s identity, Muallem of Munich’s Blitz Club, and rising star Budino, resident of Berlin’s infamous Cocktail D’Amore. George Fitzgerald, Leon Vynehall, Hammer, Fred P, Machine Woman, DEBONAIR, Man Power, nd_Baumecker, Funkineven, Gigi FM, Silverlining, Aquarian, Subb-an, Grainger and many more also play.
In-line with The Cause’s ethos, the club has also lined-up seven surprise guests. With the likes of Gerd Janson, Erol Alkan, Dan Shake, Daniel Avery, DJ Deeon, Batu and Voigtmann all playing unannounced at the club before, expect something very special.
Funds raised will be split between the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organisation who aim to raise $1.5 million (AUS) themselves.
Stuart Glen, co-founder of The Cause says “A lot of people reached out to us to help. Due to the last minute extension of our building, we had gaps in the diary and brought all our resources together. It feels great to strike back against all odds with such a ridiculously heavy line-up whilst simultaneously making a big chunk for organisations that need help. Having raised £12K in a fundraiser last December with Four Tet and Jamie xx (split between Hackney Winter Night Shelter & Mind in Haringey), with this show hosting a bigger capacity, I genuinely feel we can smash our $50K target, especially now we have three shows.”
A spokesperson from Bizarro says ‘Very sadly, fire is ravaging First Nations sacred land with losses of homes, severe damage to property and significant destruction resulting in losses of flora and fauna and sadly the lives of people. Us at Bizarro had pre-existing plans to be in London during Feb, so we teamed up with our pals at The Cause and Percolate to hold a fundraiser.’
February 14th will see The Cause host Rave for Relief in collaboration with friends of dancefloor fundraisers Dance for Refuge, InnerSoul Music and DIY fundraising platform Voices.
Rallying a host of high-calibre secret guests from across the Drum and Bass and UKG spectrum, the 3-room affair will run from 11pm-5am. It will feature globe-trotting DnB selectors Gerra and Stone (Shogun Audio / Ram Records / Dispatch), New Zealand’s golden girl Emma G, Kolectiv, rising star DJ Sweetpea and MC’s Visionobi, MC:ID, Linguistics, J:S and Voice. See more HERE. Tickets HERE.
Feb 22nd is Fomo For Wildlife Victoria, kicking off what will be an ongoing project of events aimed at raising money for important causes across the globe. It features a cream of the crop UK house and Garage line up. One Man, Martelo, Heartless Crew, Benton, DJ Spoony, Izco, Alex Session, Ollie Rant and more surprise guests all play. See more HERE. Tickets HERE.
All proceeds from this show will go to Wildlife Victoria, to then be distributed to wildlife shelters and carers, helping rebuild enclosures and equipment lost in the fire, so that they can continue their life saving work and cope with the enormous number of animals that need care.