Faithless and Rudimental are among the major names from the UK Dance scene who have already committed themselves to supporting ‘Rave For Refugees next month. Tickets went on sale this week for the London-based events on December 8th and 15th at the popular Music venue, Electric Brixton, with all proceeds going towards raising much-needed funds for the charity Help Refugees.

Assisting refugees in Greek camps

Dance music fans can look forward eagerly to two club nights that are intended to launch a national campaign to assist refugees, as around 9,000 pregnant women and 24,000 children look to survive the winter in camps in Greece.

Faithless headline event

The Thursday evening sets will feature many notable stars, with British electronica band Faithless set to headline the December 8th event. Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo have enjoyed substantial chart success since their formation in the mid-1990s with over 15 million record sales worldwide. After announcing their split back in 2011, the respected group reformed last year to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Jon Hopkins and Eats Everything also feature

Joining Faithless on the 8th of December gig will be DJ sets from Jon Hopkins, Eats Everything, Daphni and Skream. The following week’s line-up looks just as intriguing, as Rudimental will feature alongside Chase & Status, Shy FX and Sigma.

Supporting shattered lives

Faithless commented that "We want to support the incredible work that Help Refugees are doing in terrible circumstances for those whose lives have been shattered by war & conflict." Clearly moved by their predicament, the group’s statement assigned ‘Rave For Refugees’ with the tagline “Choose Love – We come 1.”

Modest initial goals

The humanitarian organisation ‘Help Refugees’ was formed by a group of friends in 2015, recognising the increasing refugee crisis.

Their immediate goal was to raise the modest figure of £1,000 through a social media campaign, but the public’s response ensured that donations reached £56,000 in the first week alone.

With essential funds being backed up by the receipt of around 7,000 packages of donated goods per day, it was clear that they had struck a chord with many around the globe.